Project update: East Link Extension

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Project update:

East Link Extension

Overlake Transit Center park-and-ride closing May 1

Construction of the Redmond Technology Center light rail station is about to begin. The first step in building the station and its 320-stall parking garage is to close the parking lots at the current Overlake Transit Center. Bus and shuttle service will remain open as well as bike storage. Drivers must find alternate parking or commute options while the area remains closed through construction. Visit to get started. Sound Transit and its design-build contractor are developing plans to open the garage before East Link light rail service begins in 2023.

South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closing May 30

As part of East Link construction, the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride lot will close on Tuesday, May 30. Drivers who currently park at the facility must find other parking or commute options while the lot remains closed for construction.

Sound Transit asks riders for their patience and understanding as construction crews work to build East Link, which will significantly improve transit service in East King County. Information about other park-and-ride locations and commute options is available at

Drivers are encouraged to begin using alternate parking or commute options as soon as possible. A temporary southbound bus stop will be located across from the current South Bellevue Park-and-Ride, which will become an active construction zone. The northbound bus stop will remain in place with slight modifications during construction. The future South Bellevue Station will include a new 1,500-stall parking garage as well as bus and paratransit transfer facilities. The new station will open in 2023. Sound Transit and the contractor are exploring opportunities to open the park-and-ride sooner if possible.

Light rail is coming to Downtown Redmond

Join us for an open house

Sound Transit is moving forward with plans to extend light rail to Downtown Redmond. Attend an open house to learn and comment on:

  • Conceptual design plans for the southeast and downtown Redmond stations.
  • Route from NE 40th Street to downtown Redmond.
  • The preliminary engineering process and project timeline.
  • Upcoming opportunities to provide input and stay informed.


May 17, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
16600 NE 80th St.
Redmond, WA 98052

For more information, visit

Upcoming 'Meet the Contractor' open houses

East Link construction will kick into high gear this summer and Sound Transit will host "Meet the Contractor" open houses for each project area. These open houses are a great way to meet the construction team and learn more about upcoming work activities. Open house dates and locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Judkins Park Station area study

The City of Seattle's Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are inviting the community to a conversation on the Judkins Park Station area and coordinating City activities to make your neighborhood a better place for you. This project places the new station at the center of the map for this planning effort—marrying neighborhoods that have been separated by I-90, topography, discontinuous streets, and uninviting paths—to address land use and transportation together. The Judkins Park Station, part of the East Link project, will begin construction in 2018 and open in 2023. Learn more about this project at

Sound Transit Building Salvage and Sustainability

Sound Transit is committed to protecting the environment and incorporates sustainable business practices in its planning, design, construction and operations. In late 2016, the agency partnered with three local salvage companies to remove and re-use materials from Sound Transit-owned structures along the East Link light rail route. Second Use, Reuse and Earthwise removed doors, cabinets, fixtures, lighting, appliances and other items that would have otherwise been sent to the landfill. For more information about Sound Transit's Sustainability Program, Sustainability Plan and the latest Sustainability Targets, visit

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