Lynnwood Link Extension update

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lynnwood Link timeline

From Sound Transit

2016 was a busy year for the Lynnwood Link Extension LLE project. Our staff, in coordination with jurisdictional and transit agency partners, started the LLE project's final design phase and began further refining the project's guideway, stations and operating systems. The 30%, 60% and 90% (ready for construction) milestones during this phase are named for their association with a general level of design "completeness". 30% design was completed in the fall and we are working to finish 60% this spring. The LLE project anticipates starting early construction in late 2018 and opening for service in 2023.

Project team and members of the public
review documents at the 30 percent station
design open houses in November 2016.
Photo courtesy Sound Transit
Summary of the 30 percent station design open houses

In November of 2016, the LLE project outreach team hosted three open houses and an online open house featuring the 30% station designs an update on project progress and an opportunity for public comment. Over 4,000 people actively engaged with the project during this time both in person or online.

Project staff received over 175 comments and answered many questions during these open houses. Topics included ridership, pedestrian and bike access, bus coordination, parking and general excitement about the project.

All comments gathered from the public are being shared with the project design team as they continue with 60% design.

Coming up next will be an additional opportunity for public involvement when the project reaches the 60% final design milestone, anticipated for this spring. If you were not able to make the November 2016 open houses or are interested in reviewing the materials displayed, please visit our document archive.

Participation by the numbers
  • More than 400 people attended three public open houses 
  • More than 3,750 participants visited an online open house 
  • 177 narrative, written comments gathered in-person and from online comment forms 
  • More than 650 station name suggestions submitted online and in-person

 Ongoing fieldwork

Sound Transit work crew
uses geotechnical drilling equipment.
Photo courtesy Sound Transit
Work will continue in 2017 and you may see crews in your neighborhood

During 2017, Sound Transit will continue to collect information from the field to inform our final design engineers or project staff.

You may see teams with orange vests and hard hats near the Interstate 5 corridor between Northgate and Lynnwood completing a variety of work activities including utility potholing, geotechnical drilling, and land and tree surveys.

For descriptions of these types of work, look back to our May 21, 2015 project update.

Our Community Outreach team will be reaching out to notify property owners in advance of work where necessary and if you have questions, please give us a call or send us an email.


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