Thank you to Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for securing $3.6M for Eastrail projects in the recently-passed federal omnibus spending package! This funding for two Eastrail projects moves us closer to a fully-connected trail from Renton to Snohomish, WA.

Rep. DelBene visiting the Redmond Central Connector in August 2021

Both of these projects are important links for the northern part of Eastrail: $1.1 million for the Redmond Central Connector and $2.5 million for the SR202 Trestle/Eastrail Crossing.

The SR202 Trestle/Eastrail project in Woodinville (top arrow), and the Redmond Central Connector Phase III project (bottom arrow) both received funding in Representative DelBene’s 2022 Community Partnerships projects.

City of Woodinville’s Eastrail Crossing and SR 202 Trestle Widening Project – $2.5 million

Funds will go to expand and improve where the Eastrail passes over State Route 202 at the entrance of downtown Woodinville. With other sections of Eastrail in the Woodinville area opening, funding and implementing this project will kickstart the process towards the complete Woodinville section of Eastrail to the Snohomish County line. These funds contribute to $5M in state funds from Move Ahead WA and other investments from City of Woodinville.  

Redmond Central Connector III (RCC 3) – $1.1 million

The Redmond Central Connector III project (RCC3) will directly connect four cities by finishing the final segment on the east spur of Eastrail – connecting the main Eastrail Corridor all the way into downtown Redmond and the future Sound Transit light rail stations opening in the coming years.

Where the Redmond Central Connector of Eastrail currently ends! Funding will allow the City of Redmond to finish this last section along Willows Rd, connecting Redmond (and light rail stations) to Kirkland and the rest of the Eastrail.

We are grateful for Congresswoman DelBene’s leadership in climate resiliency and prepared infrastructure – trails are transit infrastructure and a key part of climate solutions! Big thanks also to partners integral to these projects: the Cities of Redmond and Woodinville, Move Redmond, and many others!