East Link Extension project update

April 7, 2014

60% design open houses in Bellevue: wrap-up

Between February 6th and March 25th, Sound Transit hosted three East Link Extension 60% design open houses in the City of Bellevue. Approximately 280 people joined us to learn more about East Link design progress from I-90 to 120th Ave NE, including the South Bellevue, East Main, Downtown and Hospital stations. Attendees were able to meet the project team, ask questions and provide us with feedback.

A summary of the South Bellevue Segment meeting and public comments is available on the East Link website. In addition, the East Main Station Segment public involvement summary has just been added to the website.

Presentation and display materials from the Downtown Bellevue Segment meeting, including the Bellevue Transit Center and Hospital stations, are also available on our website. The Downtown Bellevue Segment comment period is open until March 8th, so please take the opportunity to view the materials and then comment on station design and station naming  via the online forms.

Overlake Master Planned Development Open House

The City of Redmond will soon review Sound Transit’s Master Planned Development (MPD) application to build the alignment and two stations connecting Overlake in Redmond to the regional Link light rail system. The application will also include new pedestrian and bike bridges to be built with funding from Redmond and Microsoft.  The MPD permit will facilitate Sound Transit planned use of design-build construction.

Sound Transit and the City of Redmond invite the Overlake neighborhood to meet agency staff and provide feedback on East Link Extension prior to City’s review of the Master Planned Development application:

Monday, April 14, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Drop-in open house – no formal presentation
Information will be the same as shared at the November 2013 Open House

Silver Cloud Inn – Overlake Rooms
2122 152nd Avenue Northeast
Redmond, WA 98052

What’s next along I-90?

Design progress is being made on the I-90 portion of East Link and Sound Transit will host 60 percent design open houses this summer. Meetings will be held in Seattle and Mercer Island with an emphasis on station design updates, permanent station names, landscaping, public art and more. Stay tuned for dates!