Preferred Alternative

Yesterday, Sound Transit released a video simulation of the preferred alternative alignment of North Link. The alignment simulated runs from Northgate to Lynnwood. In sum, the preferred alternative would consist of:

  1. Track running west I-5 on the segment north of the Mountalke Terrace Station;
  2. An option to locate a station at 220th St SW nestled just west of I-5; and
  3. Elevated track crossing the wetland area south of the Lynnwood Tranist Center (C3 Modified) and final station elevated corner to the current bus bays.

The alignment would be a mix of trenching, elevated, and at-grade (but separated from other traffic) portions.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.