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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Tour Shows Light Rail Construction Progress

The rails for future Link service are visible in Mountlake Terrace.The rails for future Link service are visible in Mountlake Terrace on Monday as officials announced that civil construction between Northgate and Lynnwood is halfway done.


Sound Transit leadership provided a tour of the future Mountlake Terrace Station, a component of the Lynnwood Link light rail project on Monday, Nov. 22, to Rep. Rick Larsen, city officials and Community Transit CEO Ric Ilgenfritz.

 

“We are grateful for the support of Rep. Rick Larsen and Congress for their work on this infrastructure bill that will support the city’s efforts to connect people with transit, housing and jobs,” stated Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, who attended the tour. “The project has really taken shape, and we are excited to see it through to fruition.”

 

With the recent passage of the federal infrastructure bill, $380 million in funding will support Sound Transit and its regional light rail projects. Sound Transit’s CEO Peter Rogoff on Monday emphasized the importance of federal funding with rising construction and labor costs along with competition with other national projects. The Lynnwood Link project remains fully funded and on schedule

 

Slated for completion in 2024, the civil construction of the light rail project connecting the Northgate Station to Lynnwood through Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline is now at 50 percent.

 

The tour began at the Community Transit Parking Garage and proceeded to the new Mountlake Terrace Light Rail Station now under construction. The station spans 236th Street SW adjacent to Interstate 5. The tour included close-up views of the future station, elevators, stairways, and elevated track with some rails already installed. It was noted that while the project may look pretty far along, the last year of work will include electrical and HVAC work, lights, timing and testing.

 

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Officials tour MLT light rail

Regional and local leaders tour light rail in Mountlake Terrace on Monday.

Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and Sound Transit CEO Peter RoMountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff.

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