THE TRAIL WILL BE COMPLETED IN THREE PHASES
Phase I - Completed in 2013.
This one mile segment is located in Downtown, extending from the Bear Creek Trail by SR 202 and Redmond Way to the Sammamish River Trail.
Phase II - Under Construction.
Intermittent detours on Sammamish River Trail due to Redmond Central Connector Construction
Sammamish River Trail Detour Map
Trail construction will halt for winter between December 23 and April 1. The project will resume when there are more favorable weather conditions for paving. The City is asking community members to refrain from entering the project area for safety reasons.
Work has begun on Phase II and includes constructing approximately 1.3 miles of regional trail along the former Burlington Northern Railroad corridor from just east of the Sammamish River to the south side of the intersection of Willows Road and the 9900 Block, near DigiPen and Overlake Christian Church. The trail will generally be 12 feet wide, paved and have gravel shoulders. The Sammamish River trestle and the bridge over 154th Avenue NE will be retrofitted to accommodate the trail. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2017.
Proposed Sammamish River trestle retrofit with overlooks
The project also includes:
- Integrated art by Sidecar Collective*
- Storm drainage facilities
- Replacing the existing culvert at Willows Creek with a fish passable culvert
- Intersection, driveway and pedestrian improvements at key locations
- Lighting, landscaping and urban design improvements
- Wetland and stream mitigation
*Redmond Central Connector, Phase II Art Proposal – note that the PDF file contains proposed concepts. The “Mixed Messages” concept will be installed (the art shown is not the final design). The “Cycle-In Cinema” has been funded and will occur sometime after the trail is opened in 2017. “Flash Forward” is not currently funded.
Business Owner Meeting Mailer
Phase III - Not currently funded.
The last 1.6 miles of trail would connect Redmond to Kirkland and Woodinville across NE 124th Street. The City, Kirkland, and King County are also exploring options to create a more direct route from Redmond to Totem Lake via Willows Road to the Eastside Rail Corridor, along Willows Road or NE 124th Street. This phase is not currently funded; however, the City would like to prioritize this project in order to improve active transportation modes to offices on Willows and to the urban centers in Downtown Redmond and Totem Lake.