What's happening

We've made a lot of progress on the East Link Extension! Here's a glimpse of what we've accomplished so far in 2020, and what's ahead for the rest of the year.

If you would like more in-depth information, visit the project website.

Map of project area

Judkins Park

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Connected the station to the Seattle water system
  • Completed sound barriers along tracks between both station entrances

What are we working on now?

  • Installing artwork on east and west entrances to Judkins Park Station
  • Completing rail installation between International District Station to Judkins Park Station

Learn more about the Judkins Park station

View of Judkins Park Station looking East, between 23rd Avenue and Rainier Ave.

The Judkins station is in the center of I-90. Once open, riders will be able to enter from Rainier Avenue South or 23rd Avenue South. The nearby I-90 Trail, as well as local bus transfers, make it easy to connect to light rail for transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Mercer Island

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Installed all utilities to Mercer Island Station
  • Installed tracks through Mercer Island Station
  • Completed East and West entrances to Mercer Island Station

What are we working on now?

  • Installation of a power station underneath I-90
  • Installation of all power poles

Learn more about the Mercer Island station

View of Mercer Island Station entrance on 77th Ave SE looking West.

The Mercer Island station is in the center of I-90 near the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride and Mercer Island Town Center. Once open, riders will be able to enter at either 77th Avenue Southeast or 80th Avenue Southeast. People walking or cycling will be able to access the station from the nearby I-90 Trail.

South Bellevue

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Completed concrete bases for light rail track
  • Installed artwork on South Bellevue Park and Ride façade

What are we working on now?

  • Rebuilding segments of Bellevue Way and 112th Avenue SE

Learn more about the South Bellevue station

View of elevated track and station alongside the new, 1,500 stall South Bellevue Park and Ride.

Located on Bellevue Way Southeast at the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride, the South Bellevue station includes bus and paratransit transfer facilities and 1,500 parking stalls. A bike and pedestrian trail will allow for easy connections through Mercer Slough Nature Park and beyond.

East Main

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Completed station construction
  • Built a permanent noise barrier at 112th Avenue Southeast and Main Street and demolished the temporary green wall

Learn more about the East Main station

View of East Main Station looking south. The south portal to the Downtown Bellevue Tunnel is just north of this station.

Located south of the intersection of 112th Avenue Southeast and Main Street, this street-level station will provide increased transit access to surrounding residences and businesses. The route travels underground between the East Main and Bellevue Downtown stations.

Bellevue Downtown

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Completed the downtown Bellevue Tunnel

What are we working on now?

  • Installing track in the Bellevue Tunnel

Learn more about the Bellevue Downtown station

View of Downtown Bellevue Station looking west towards the Downtown Bellevue Tunnel and Bellevue City Hall.

This street-level station at Northeast 6th Street serves downtown Bellevue near the existing transit center. The Bellevue Downtown station includes entrances on the east side of 110th Avenue Northeast and the west side of 112th Avenue Northeast, and will provide easy access to Bellevue City Hall, Meydenbauer Center and other downtown Bellevue destinations. See what's happening live in Bellevue Downtown Station’s construction process.

Wilburton

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Restoration work on Sturtevant Creek 

What are we working on now?

  • Completing the path to connect the station to the hospital

Learn more about the Wilburton station

Ground level view of the elevated Wilburton Station looking east with a view of Sturtevant creek.

Riders will be able to enter the Wilburton station from a south entrance at Northeast 8th Street and a north entrance connecting to 116th Avenue Northeast via a new pedestrian walkway. This elevated station provides important access to nearby medical facilities and the growing Wilburton neighborhood.

Spring District/120th

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Paving and placing tile in the station

What are we working on now?

  • Completing heavy construction

Learn more about Spring District station

Below street level view of Spring District Station’s open-air platforms looking west toward 120th Avenue Northeast.

The Spring District/120th station is located at the hub of the dynamic, growing, mixed-use Spring District neighborhood. This open-air station will connect to transit oriented development, including housing, jobs and retail.

Bel-Red/130th

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Built 130th and 132nd avenues northeast and Northeast 20th Street
  • Re-opened 136th Place Northeast to two-way traffic

What are we working on now?

  • Completing work on sidewalks, landscaping and lighting

Learn more about the Bel-Red/130th station

View of entrance on 130th Avenue Northeast looking east.

Located between 130th and 132nd avenues northeast at Northeast Spring Boulevard, the Bel-Red/130th station includes 300 parking spaces and supports future transit-oriented development in Bellevue's new Spring District neighborhood.

Overlake Village

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Installed a pedestrian bridge that will connect the station to the SR 520 Trail
  • Completed the station platform and pedestrian plaza

What are we working on now?

  • Restoring 152nd Avenue Northeast
  • Installing art in the Overlake Village bicycle/pedestrian bridge 152nd Avenue Northeast

Learn more about the Overlake Village station

View of Overlake station

Located north of the Overlake Village Park-and-Ride on 152nd Avenue Northeast, this street-level station will serve the Overlake area of Redmond, home to about 46,000 jobs and growing residential neighborhoods.

Redmond Technology

What have we completed in the first half of 2020?

  • Completed the car ramp to and from the future parking garage
  • Completed construction of the station

What are we working on now?

  • Finishing interiors of station building

Learn more about the Redmond Technology station

Sculpture by Kate Sweeney on the ceiling of the future Redmond Technology Station bus loop under the station garage.

Located along SR 520 at the Overlake Transit Center, the Redmond Technology station will provide parking for 300 cars and covered facilities for 100 bicycles. A bicycle/pedestrian bridge designed and funded by Microsoft spans SR 520, connecting the station to jobs and housing north of the freeway. This will be the final station for East Link Extension when it opens in 2023. One year later, Sound Transit is scheduled to open two more light rail stations in Redmond. Learn more about construction of the Downtown Redmond Link Extension.

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