A big day on the Eastrail thanks to Amazon contribution

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September 20, 2021

A $7.5 million contribution from Amazon provides the remaining funds to restore the Wilburton Trestle

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King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that a $7.5 million investment by Amazon will help King County Parks complete two key segments of the Eastrail, including Wilburton Trestle in Bellevue.

"Amazon's contribution puts us over the top, providing the remaining funds we need to restore and transform the iconic Wilburton Trestle into an elevated trail connected to high-capacity transit," said Executive Constantine. "The successful partnership to add the century-old trestle to our growing regional trail network shows that we are most effective when we mobilize the efforts of public and private sectors to achieve shared goals."

The total project cost to convert the 100-foot-tall Wilburton Trestle into a segment of Eastrail is $32 million. Amazon’s combined $7.5 million in investments include $5 million to complete Wilburton Trestle and $2.5 million to complete the nearby Wilburton Trail Segment.

The two new segments are expected to be completed in 2024, soon after Sound Transit is scheduled to open four new Link light rail stations along Eastrail.

Read the press release


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