Sound Transit’s Capital Committee approves motion supporting ‘C3’ as preferred Lynnwood Link Extension option

MAP_Lynnwood-Link_402x663Sound Transit’s Capital Committee unanimously approved a motion Tuesday afternoon supporting the “C3” option as the preferred alternative for the Sound Transit Light Rail Lynnwood Link Extension.

The C3 option largely follows Interstate 5 to the Lynnwood Park-and-Ride and minimizes the impact to city residents.

A resolution passed by the Lynnwood City Council stated that the C1 alignment would require the removed of a condominium development and numerous businesses along 200th Street. The resolution also noted that the C1 alignment is routed through Scriber Creek Park. The proposed C2 alignment has impacts similar to C1 to homes along 52nd Avenue and businesses along Cedar Valley Road, the resolution stated.

The recommendation/motion to the Sound Transit Board by the Capital Committee would have Sound Transit look at and evaluate the modifications to C3 that were offered by the city of Lynnwood.

Since the Capital Committee has forwarded a recommendation to the Board, it is expected that the Board will identify the preferred Lynnwood Link alternative at its Nov. 21 meeting. If so, this would be the next step in the process to determine the final route and stations that will be built. A preliminary decision does not remove any of the other alternatives reviewed in the DEIS from consideration but would direct staff to focus work on one set of route and station options as the project advances. The Board’s selection of the specific project to be built and operated will occur after the Final EIS is published, which is anticipated in early 2015.






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