Light Rail Extension 

Redmond is preparing for the arrival of four light rail stations: Overlake Village and Redmond Technology Stations in 2023, and the Southeast Redmond and Downtown Redmond Stations in 2024. Extension of Sound Transit’s light rail into Redmond will provide fast, frequent and reliable connections around town, Bellevue, Seattle and to the rest of the region.

The City's Role with Light Rail

Although this is a Sound Transit project, the City of Redmond is working together with them to share information on construction, traffic impacts, and other issues that may affect our community or nearby homes, businesses, or properties during design and construction of light rail.


A timeline of the development of the city’s light rail system

  1. Overlake (Two Stations)
  2. Downtown Extension (Two Stations)

Construction is underway at the Overlake Village and Redmond Technology (previously Overlake Transit Center) Stations. Both are scheduled to open in 2023.

Recent Activities

  • Both Overlake Village Pedestrian Bridge trusses have been set in place over SR 520. Watch a video of the first half being placed on May 17, 2020.
  • In early 2020 Sound Transit's systems contractor began work in Overlake on systems like power, communications, and signals.
  • The contractor has been finalizing the signal and pedestrian upgrades at 36th Street and 156th Avenue, and associated paving.
  • Concrete work continues on Plaza Street and the adjacent sidewalks at Overlake Village Station.
  • Construction of both stations is progressing, with completion of civil construction expected in mid-2020.

Get more information on Overlake Stations.

Upcoming Activities

  • Sound Transit’s civil construction contractor will complete most work in Overlake by the end of 2020.
  • Construction on the Downtown extension is underway with haul road construction, building demolition, tree removal, and preparing for cut-and-cover tunnels under NE 40th St. and NE 51st St. occurring in the remainder of 2020.