The Northup Connector will directly link the Eastrail to Northup Way and the 520 trail in Bellevue. This trail connection is scheduled to open late Summer 2023.

Construction is set to begin mid-June and will last through early September. Most construction work will happen on the connector itself. Intermittent closures of the Eastrail will be necessary throughout the summer, but advance notice will be posted along the trail, as well as on Eastrail Partners’ social media platforms. There will be some minor traffic impacts to the eastbound lanes of Northup Way at 116th Avenue NE, as well as a sidewalk detour.

The section of the trail from the crossing at 108th Ave NE (near the South Kirkland Park and Ride) to 120th Ave NE (just North of the Spring District in Bellevue) will be closed to all users between 7am and 4pm during the following dates:

  • June 14 to June 30
  • July 20 to August 11
  • August 31 to September 1
  • September 5 to September 8
  • September 11 to September 15

There may be other brief closures throughout the construction process. Eastrail Partners will provide notice about any trail impacts via our social media channels. We encourage trail users to consult the City of Bellevue’s bicycle resources for assistance in route planning during these closures.

When complete, this project will provide a safe connection between two major trail routes, opening more opportunity for users to bike, walk, and roll throughout the region. Led by Eastrail Partners on behalf of King County, with $2M of funding from Meta and REI, and last-in funding secured by King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, this is a unique project bringing funding from the private sector directly to the trail.

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