Light Rail Extension
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.
Construction is underway at the Overlake Village and Redmond Technology (previously Overlake Transit Center) Stations. Both are scheduled to open in 2023.
- Placement of girders for the aerial guideway is complete.
- The contractor continues to install the bridge deck, electrical and communications conduit, bridge railing, and rails for the trains.
- Eastbound and westbound wall installation is complete between Overlake Village and Redmond Technology Station.
- Work is progressing on the overhead wire pole foundations, underground communications duct bank, ballast, and track.
- Construction of both stations is progressing, with completion of civil construction expected in mid-2020.
Sound Transit’s design-build team has begun work to finish design and construct the 3.4-mile light rail extension from Overlake to Downtown Redmond. The extension has two stations: one in Southeast Redmond in Marymoor Village, and one in Downtown adjacent to the Redmond Central Connector, at 166th. Both are scheduled to open in 2024
- In October 2019 Sound Transit broke ground on the Downtown Extension. Site surveys and geotechnical investigations began in October 2019.
- In September 2019, Sound Transit directed the design-builder, Stacy and Witbeck/Kuney, a Joint Venture (SWK), to begin work. SWK is responsible for design and construction of the Downtown extension.
- Sound Transit’s civil construction contractor will complete work in Overlake in mid-2020.
- Sound Transit’s systems contractor will begin work in Overlake in early 2020 on systems like power, communications, and signals.
- Sound Transit’s contractor for the Downtown Extension will conduct site surveys and geotechnical investigations through early 2020.
- Redmond’s Erratic, artwork by John Fleming, will be relocated from the current site at the southwest corner of 166th Avenue NE and Cleveland Street (by March 31, 2020) to the Gilman Landing site, at the northeast corner of Leary Way and NE 76th Street (by the end of summer 2020). The move will make room for the new Downtown Redmond light rail station.