Sound Transit reports that it is on schedule to publish the Lynnwood Link Extension’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) this spring. After the Sound Transit Board identified the preferred light rail route and stations in November 2013, staff’s focus has been on refining the design and conducting further environmental studies to complete the environmental review phase and publish the Final EIS. The Final EIS will include responses to comments received on the Draft EIS.
This is the schedule for 2015:
- Final EIS: Expected in early spring.
- Final Project Selection: After publishing the Final EIS, the Sound Transit Board of Directors will use those findings to formally select the final project to be built.
- Record of Decision: Based on the Final EIS and Sound Transit Board decision, the Federal Transit Administration is expected to issue a Record of Decision to complete the environmental review process and approve starting final design of project to be built.
- Starting Final Design: By the end of 2015, the Lynnwood Link Extension team expects to start final design on the selected project.
The Lynnwood Link Extension is scheduled to start construction in 2018.
More information about the Final EIS, including where to find a copy of the document, will be announced closer to the publication date of the document. We will also make sure to keep you informed about when the Board expects to formally select the project to be built.
For more information about the Lynnwood Link Extension project, please contact Roger Iwata at 206-689-4904 or [email protected].
You can also visit the Lynnwood Link Extension web page.