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Community invited to see designs for two sections of the Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail in Renton and Bellevue

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 08:47

Hannah Britt, WSDOT I-405 communications, 425-456-8566
Curt Warber, King County Parks project manager, 206-263-9645

BELLEVUE – The Washington State Department of Transportation and King County are working closely together to open portions of the Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail in Renton and Bellevue by the end of 2020. The agencies invite community members to attend an open house to learn more about the planned look and feel for two sections of trail being built by WSDOT on the eastside.

As part of the Interstate 405 Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project, WSDOT is partnering with King County to build:

  • A 2.5 mile segment of paved trail south of I-90 between Coal Creek Parkway in south Bellevue and Ripley Lane in Renton
  • A new bicycle-pedestrian crossing farther north over I-405 near the Mercer Slough

The Eastside Rail Corridor is part of a rail line once owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF). When BNSF decided to sell this corridor, King County joined with other partners to preserve this valuable corridor and place it in public ownership.

Open house details

5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 24

Newport High School Commons, 4333 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue

Visitor parking is available from the 124th Avenue SE entrance off of Coal Creek Parkway SE. The location is served by King County Metro routes 240, 241, 245 and 246.

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