Sound Transit Lynnwood Link construction news for April 2019
What’s happening this month:
Early construction activities for the Lynnwood Link Extension project are underway, with work recently beginning in Seattle and Shoreline. This is a major milestone to bringing light rail to north Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood by 2024.
As Sound Transit construction activity ramps up throughout the spring, expect to see the following:
- Demolition of select structures along the corridor
- Relocation of utilities
- Clearing and grading to prepare for construction of light rail infrastructure
- Ongoing closure of the North Jackson Park-and-Ride in Shoreline
- Closure of 5th Avenue NE south of NE 145th Street
The North Jackson park-and-ride will remain closed until construction is complete in 2024. Sound Transit recently opened new temporary park-and-ride lots at both Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church and at Phillippi Presbyterian Church. The North Jackson park-and-ride location will become the new South Shoreline/145th Station upon completion of the project and will include a new 500-stall parking garage.
Starting as early as this month, the 5th Avenue NE roadway between NE 130th Street and NE 145th Street, along Jackson Park Golf Course will close so Sound Transit crews can begin work in preparation for construction of the elevated guideway. The existing pedestrian path adjacent to the golf course will remain open. Local access between NE 130th Street and the south end of the golf course will be maintained. The I-5 off-ramps at NE 130th and NE 145th Streets will both remain open.
One of the most frequently asked questions from the community has been about Sound Transit’s tree replacement program along the alignment. Trees being removed will be replaced with over four times the number of trees that are being removed.
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