Lifting Lynnwood Link into place
Anyone who travels along I-5 has seen the remarkable changes to the landscape being made as Sound Transit construction continues between Seattle and Snohomish County.
The Lynnwood Link Extension will serve four stations: Shoreline South/145th, Shoreline North/185th, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood City Center.
Sound Transit broke ground on the project last September, and crews have been busy since then! Among the progress:
- More than 170 drilled shafts have been completed, leaving just 15 to finish.
- More than 85 of the project’s 188 columns are complete.
- More than 25 girder spans are finished.
This time lapse video shows of one of the girder spans being installed:
Lynnwood Link light rail service is scheduled to begin in 2024, shortly after the Northgate Link Extension opens in 2021.
Commuters from the Lynnwood Transit Center will enjoy 20-minute rides to the University of Washington, 27-minute rides to downtown Seattle and 60-minute rides to Sea-Tac Airport.
Trains from Lynnwood will also serve the Eastside and reach downtown Bellevue in 51 minutes.
Civil construction is already more than 15 percent complete.
The project reached a milestone last week when its southernmost girders were joined to the northernmost segment of the Northgate extension project. Check out some fresh pics of the work:
Check out our blog The Platform and see more highlights from Lynnwood.