Sound Transit Light Rail
The Link Light Rail extension projects will give riders a fast and frequent connection throughout the western Washington metropolitan area. Lin & Associates has provided Sound Transit with land surveying services for multiple jobs including:
In addition, L&A prepared topographic/utility basemaps and property line determination/right-of-way plans for the light rail routes. Hundreds of parcel maps, legal descriptions, right of way exhibits for WSDOT, and right-of-way plans have been prepared for these projects. Surveying responsibilities included coordination with Sound Transit regarding right-of-entry to private properties for surveying, and boundary surveys to determine property & right-of-way lines. L&A prepared topographic base maps, including a Digital Terrain Model with 1-foot contours utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D. Utilizing 3D LiDAR, L&A was able to completely convey the existing conditions of critical locations along the alignment, such as a power substation and municipal water tanks.