Lynnwood Link light rail extension: Final design set to start, video animation released

The Sound Transit Board of Directors last week approved the project and budget to move the Lynnwood Link light rail extension into the final design phase, which is scheduled to start early next year. During this phase, engineering and design work will be advanced on the trackway, stations, train control systems and public art.

A limited number of property acquisitions were approved by the board at its Nov. 19 meeting. Another round of acquisitions is expected to be approved by the board around the middle of next year and after designs have progressed far enough for confirmation of the acquisition needs. A final round of acquisitions will need about 60 percent of final design to be completed before they can be authorized, Sound Transit said.

<strong>Schedule overview 2016-2023</strong>

Early 2016 — Final design begins
Mid 2016 — Station design public meetings start
Mid 2016/2017 — Additional property acquisition confirmed, property owners notified
2018 — Construction begins
Late 2023 — Open for service

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