Sound Transit construction begins spring 2019 - open house Tuesday

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Construction begins in spring
Open house Tuesday

Sound Transit website and public meeting to be held Tuesday, February 26 will provide opportunities for public to learn about upcoming construction plans on the Lynnwood Link.

In preparation for work beginning on the Lynnwood Link Extension this spring, Sound Transit is kicking off a series of open houses, both in-person and online, for the public to learn more about the project.

Activity will start with crews preparing work zones for construction followed by construction of light rail infrastructure beginning this summer. The 8.5 mile extension will have four stations and is scheduled to open for service in 2024.

An in-person open house is taking place next week in Shoreline.
  • 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 at Shorewood High School — Theater and Commons, 17300 Fremont Ave. N.
  • Additional in-person open houses will be scheduled in the spring in Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood.

For those unable to attend in person, an online open house is currently available HERE

The online open house has information about construction timelines at individual stations as well as specific topics, including tree removal/ replacement and temporary changes to park and ride facilities during construction.

In addition to the Lynnwood Link Extension, Sound Transit is simultaneously working to extend light rail north, south and east, opening new stations every few years to form a 116-mile regional system by 2041.

The agency is on track to open extensions to Seattle's University District, Roosevelt and Northgate neighborhoods in 2021, followed by service to Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond's Overlake area in 2023.

Additional extensions to Kent/Des Moines, Federal Way, and Downtown Redmond are planned to open in 2024. Further light rail extensions are scheduled to reach West Seattle in 2030; Seattle Center, South Lake Union and Ballard in 2035; Paine Field and Everett in 2036; and South Kirkland and Issaquah in 2041.

The agency is also working on critical expansions to southline Sounder service and the 2024 launch of bus rapid transit service along the north, east and south sides of Lake Washington. More information is available HERE.


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