Public meetings start this week on Lynnwood Link light rail extension Draft EIS

The public is invited to comment on the Lynnwood Link Extension Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which was recently released by Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration.

The draft impact statement evaluates light rail route and station alternatives and describes the project’s potential effects on the environment, nearby properties and transportation, as well as other impacts. Comments are requested by Sept. 23.

The DEIS can be found here. It is also available at local libraries, including the Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace libraries. Or you can make an appointment with Sound Transit to view it by calling 206-398-5344.

A response to comments made will appear in the Final EIS, which is expected in 2014. Input can be given by email at LynnwoodLinkDEIS@soundtransit.org or by mail at Sound Transit, Draft EIS Comments, c/o Lauren Swift, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104.

In addition, Sound Transit will sponsor public meetings to give opinions. All meetings will run from 5 – 8 p.m., and people are welcome to drop by at any time. Dates and locations are listed below:

- Wednesday, Aug. 14, Nile Shrine Center, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace

- Tuesday, Aug. 20, Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave. N.E., Seattle

- Wednesday, Aug. 21, Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood

- Thursday, Aug. 22, Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Ave. N.E., Shoreline

On Friday, Sept. 13  you can also join a “Tech Talk” panel discussion via Sound Transit’s website. To connect to the webcast and email your questions, simply visit the event notice on the website Sept. 13.

Contact Roger Iwata with questions — email roger.iwata@soundtransit.org or call 206-689-4904. You can also visit soundtransit.org/LLE

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