Sound Transit Light Rail Service
Sound Transit Link Light Rail Station Open House
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm
Ballinger Clubhouse (Senior/Community Center)
23000 Lakeview Drive
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
A public open house, hosted by the City of Mountlake Terrace, will be conducted on January 23, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Construction of the Sound Transit Light Rail Station, project elements and guideway location will be discussed. Additionally, public comment will be gathered. This public open house will take place at the Ballinger Clubhouse (Senior Center).
The open house is part of a land use review process for the Sound Transit Lynnwood Light Rail Extension (LLE). Elements of the project will be located in and around properties within the city of Mountlake Terrace. Site development information, construction staging and graphics will be provided. The City received application materials for the review of a Conditional Use Permit, Site Development Permit, and Reasonable Use Exemption on September 20, 2018. In preparation for a public hearing with the Mountlake Terrace Hearing Examiner, the City is currently conducting a land use review process. The public hearing is anticipated to be conducted in the spring of 2019.
Further information will be provided as part of the ongoing public review process. Questions can be directed to Christy Osborn, Community and Economic Development Director at email@example.com or at 425-563-8687.
Sound Transit Link Light Rail Project
In November of 2015, the Sound Transit Board of Directors approved the Lynnwood Link Extension. This North Link is a key part of Sound Transit’s mass transit system expansion approved by voters in 2008. Targeted for operation in 2024, four new stations and 8.5 miles of light rail will connect Mountlake Terrace to the communities of Lynnwood, Shoreline, Seattle, SeaTac, Federal Way, Mercer Island, Bellevue and others. Click here for a map of the final route and stations. Click here to view a one-page overview of the project.
Sound Transit Open House Information
- January 23, 2019 Sound Transit Open House
- June 13, 2018 Mountlake Terrace Open House Presentation and Displays
2016 - 2019 Final design and permitting
2019 - 2023 Construction
2024 - Open for service
The Sound Transit Freeway Station, located in the Interstate 5 median at 236th Street SW, opened for service on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
The facility serves as a connection with the third floor of the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center garage with a covered, concrete pedestrian bridge that crosses the northbound lanes of I-5. The station features include direct-access bus bays for northbound and southbound routes; fully accessible, weather-protected passenger platforms; attractive benches; and art-enhanced glass walls to minimize freeway noise.
Sound Transit’s Express buses serve Seattle seven days a week. The station's unique design allows swift transit access from the freeway to the facility, enabling transit agencies to run more frequent morning and afternoon peak, and midday and evening, service. Some Community Transit routes use the facility, and other Community Transit routes will continue to use the agency's adjacent transit center, which houses passenger drop-off areas, bicycle racks and lockers.