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Eastrail is built to welcome everyone, with wide, flat trails, amazing scenery, and lots of ways to connect with neighbors and the world around us.
The Eastrail now serves as a home for many services that you rely on every day including sewer, power, and internet. It is also the future home of light rail segments.
Current Status: Starting in June 2020, and lasting into early 2021, areas of this trail section will be closed to construct 2.5 miles of new paved trail between Coal Creek Parkway and Ripley Lane (see construction map and timeline). The existing gravel trail section between Gene Coulon Park and the Virginia Mason Athletic Center will remain open.
Future Connections: New pedestrian-only connection into Gene Coulon Park. Eventual a multi-use trail connection to Southport business area (hotels, The Landing, Boeing). [Learn More]
Current Status: 1.3 miles of gravel trail from the south city limit to Newcastle Beach Park and 1 mile of gravel trail from the north city limit (Cross Kirkland Corridor) to 120th Ave NE in the Spring District (owned by Sound Transit).
Future Connections: Starting at Newcastle Beach Park, King County will construct the trail through Bellevue, eventually connecting to the Cross Kirkland Corridor. This section will require several major infrastructure projects, including: I-405 overpass (complete 2021), Wilburton Trestle rehabilitation (construction in 2021), NE 8th Street bridge (complete 2022). [Learn More]
Current Status: 5.75 miles of gravel trail through the heart of Kirkland (owned by City of Kirkland)
Future Connections: The Totem Lake Connector will be a bicycle and pedestrian bridge that connects the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) where it is currently severed by a complex intersection (Construction to be completed in 2022). The future Willows Road Regional Trail Connection will connect the end of the CKC to 124th in Redmond 124th St. [Learn More]
Current Status: Planning phase.
Future Connections: In 2021 King County Parks and the City of Woodinville will partner to construct a gravel trail from NE 124th to NE 145th in Woodinville. This will include a trail crossing at NE 145th which will allow a connection between the Eastrail and the Sammamish River Trail.
Current Status: The Redmond Central Connector is 2.3 miles of paved trail through Downtown Redmond and continues to the northwest, connecting to the Sammamish River Trail, Redmond/Puget Sound Energy Trail, and through the Willows business district (owned by City of Redmond).
Future Connections: The final phase of the project will extend 1.6 miles north to connect with the Cross Kirkland Corridor and Woodinville across NE 124th Street. In addition, the Redmond Central Connector will connect to the East Lake Sammamish Trail with the construction of Sound Transit’s Blue Line rail project by 2024.
Current Status: No open sections open yet
Future Connections: Continuing north from Woodinville to the City of Snohomish the Eastrail will connect to the 30- mile long Centennial Trail, which extends to the Skagit County line, as well as the Whitehorse Trail (a 27 mile long corridor with amazing recreational opportunities). Development of this section (owned by Snohomish County) will move forward once funding is secured for final designs and construction. [Learn More]
Sound Transit is developing light rail adjacent to sections of the Eastrail. The new Blue Line will have multiple stations in Bellevue and Redmond, opening for service in 2023. The Blue Line’s Spring District/120th and Wilburton Stations will offer easy access to the Eastrail. [Learn more ]