Sound Transit: Lynnwood Link draft EIS released

Friday, July 19, 2013



This was a big week for our Lynnwood Link light rail extension. On Wednesday, we released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that will shape upcoming decisions on the extension. A 60-day public comment period on the draft EIS kicks off next week.

The 8.5-mile extension, which will connect Northgate and Lynnwood along the I-5 corridor, should be very popular, carrying an estimated 60,000 to 70,000 riders on weekdays. It is scheduled to open in 2023.

We worked closely with the Federal Transit Administration on the DEIS, which looks at potential routes and stations serving North Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. It examines the benefits and impacts associated with running trains at grade along the I-5 corridor, on elevated trackway, or in a trench section through portions of the alignment.

The ST Board is expected to choose a preferred route alternative late this year that will be studied in a Final EIS. Construction should begin around 2018.


Public meetings are scheduled:

Aug 14, 2013: Learn about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and give comments

Aug 20, 2013: Learn about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and give comments

Aug 21, 2013: Learn about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and give comments

Aug 22, 2013: Learn about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and give comments



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