Lynnwood Link rising along Interstate 5

Written by Bruce Gray, Sound Transit
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An aerial shot of the new light rail bridge crossing Interstate 5 near Mountlake Terrace.
Skanska USA

The Lynnwood Link extension is making good progress.

Union construction crews continue making great progress extending light rail into Snohomish County as the Lynnwood Link light rail extension rises next to Interstate 5 north of Seattle.  

Construction on the project that includes four new new stations, 8.5 miles of track guideway and about 1,500 parking spaces is nearing halfway mark this summer.

The final of 188 columns for the Lynnwood Link light rail guideway was recently poured. Sound Transit photo

Crews recently drilled and poured the last of 188 new columns that will support the new light rail guideway extending from Northgate Station in north Seattle.

The Northgate extension opens Oct. 2

When the Lynnwood line opens in 2024, riders will have a hassle-free 18-minute trip between Lynnwood and the University District or just 27 minutes to downtown Seattle, no matter how bad traffic is on I-5. 

Our construction partners at Skanska USA passed on some recent photos from the project along with a nice drone flyover of the new light rail bridge going in over I-5. Check it out below!

Concrete pumper trucks pouring the concrete into the final of 188 Lynnwood Link columns that will support the Link light rail guideway. Sound transit photo.
Looking south at the new light rail bridge over Interstate 5 near Mountlake Terrace. Sound Transit photo.

Union Masons smooth out the concrete as it’s pumped into the new bridge over I-5. Sound Transit Photo

Take a trip in the wayback machine to see past Fresh Pics stories from the Lynnwood project

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