Workers dwarfed by the elevated tracks heading into Mountlake Terrace Station.
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Workers are dwarfed by the elevated tracks heading into Mountlake Terrace Station.

Fresh pics: Lynnwood Link construction going strong

Four stations, 8.5 miles of track open in 2024

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You can't miss light rail construction stretching into Snohomish County as the Lynnwood Link light rail extension rises next to I-5. 

Look on both sides of the interstate for crews busy building the four new stations, 8.5 miles of track guideway and about 1,500 parking spaces. 

The line opens in 2024 to provide hassle-free 18-minute trips between Lynnwood and the University District or just 27 minutes to downtown Seattle, no matter how bad traffic is on I-5. 

Our intrepid photographer took advantage of the sunbreaks last week to check in on the project. Here's a few of our favorites below.

And here's more for those who can't get enough of the sunny construction goodness.  

Looking south from the future Mountlake Terrace Link light rail elevated station.
Looking south from the future Mountlake Terrace Link light rail elevated station.

 

Looking south from the ground level of the Mountlake Terrace Link light rail station at the columns and future trackway.
Looking south from the ground level of the Mountlake Terrace Link light rail station at the columns and future trackway.

 

The temporary bridge over I-5 where tracks will cross from the east to the west side of the freeway.
The temporary bridge over I-5 where tracks will cross over the interstate just north of Mountlake Terrace Station.

 

A bus passes under the future light rail tracks at the Lynnwood City Center Station at the Lynnwood Transit Center.
A bus passes under the future light rail tracks at the Lynnwood City Center Station at the Lynnwood Transit Center.

 

Looking up at the elevated guideway where trains will enter the Lynnwood City Center Station's elevated platform.
Looking up at the elevated guideway where trains will enter the Lynnwood City Center Station's platform.

 

Girders that will support the light rail tracks leading into the Lynnwood City Center Station at the Lynnwood Transit Center.
Looking north at the 'tail tracks' where trains will stage at Lynnwood City Center Station. These tracks will also extend to Everett in the future.

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