The Eastrail will be an uninterrupted 42-mile trail that will connect the Eastside like never before and provide the communities of Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, Snohomish, and Redmond with new opportunities for non-motorized recreation and transportation.
Approximately 16 miles of the Eastrail are open, around 7.5 of which are owned by King County. The Eastrail has numerous trail sections including the Cross Kirkland Corridor and the Redmond Central Connector. King County owns just over 16 miles of the Eastrail.
Trail Status by Region
Location: Renton to I-90
Open Trail: Four miles of trail is open from the north end of Gene Coulon Park to Coal Creek Parkway along Lake Washington. The trail is gravel between Gene Coulon Park and the Seahawks training facility. New paved trail is open from the Seahawks facility to Coal Creek Parkway.
The new paved trail in this area is one of the widest in the region, with a 12-foot paved trail, plus a 2-foot gravel shoulder on one side and 6 feet of gravel on the other side. This mixed-surface path offers people on the trail a choice of surfaces and provides more space between people walking and biking.
Trail Construction by Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) - 2019-2020 Design:
WSDOT I-405/Renton to Bellevue RFP - Corridor Widening and ETL.
ERC Lakefront Segment Survey Work Notice (April 8, 2019)
Blog Post – Bridging the Gap over I-405 (May 6, 2019)
King County and WSDOT Community Trail Walk (April 27, 2019)
Lakefront Segment Opening Event (Sept. 8, 2018)
WSDOT Trail Design Open House (May 17, 2018)
Location: I-90 to 108th Ave. NE
Open Trail: In 2018 a one-mile section of soft surface trail opened from the south end of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (108th Avenue Northeast) to 120th Ave NE in Bellevue.
Future Construction: Starting at Coal Creek Parkway, King County will construct the trail through Bellevue, eventually connecting to the Cross Kirkland Corridor. This section will require several major infrastructure projects, including:
- I-90 Steel Bridge retrofit (currently unfunded)
- New trail bridge over I-405 (construction 2021-2024)
- Wilburton Trestle rehabilitation (construction 2022 - 2024)
- NE 8th Street bridge (construction 2022- 2023)
- Northup Way Connector (construction starting 2022)
- August 2021 - Wilburton Eastrail Virtual Walk (hosted by City of Bellevue).
- October 2018 Open House.
- Share your input: Online open house – Wilburton segment (Oct. 9, 2018). View and comment on new designs showing how the ERC will connect from I-90 north through Bellevue, and on to the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
A new section of gravel Eastrail connecting Kirkland to Woodinville opened in May 2022. This Eastrail section connects from the north end of the Cross Kirkland Corridor to NE 145 th in Woodinville near the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. View map.
In 2022 the City of Woodinville constructed a new signalized trail crossing at NE 145th, allowing Eastrail users to access the Sammamish River Trail.
This new section includes Kirkland’s Willows Road Regional Trail Connection.
Read the full analysis in the documents linked below.
View the Document Here:
Volume 1: Master Plan & EIS:
Cover Letter, Acknowledgments, Summary & Table of Contents
Chapter 2 – Overview of the Corridor
Chapter 3 – Design Principles and Guidelines
Chapter 4 – Trail Alternatives
Chapter 6 – Final Environmental Impact Statement
Chapter 7 – Reference Materials
Ecosystem Evaluation of Alternatives
Evaluation of Alternatives near Residential Neighborhoods
Hazardous Materials Inventory Report
Corridor Right-of-Way Constraints
At-Grade Intersection Inventory
Historic and Cultural Resources
Geological Conditions Inventory
Community Meetings and Public Open Houses - Comments and Summary State Environmental Policy Act:
Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of EIS (June 2, 2015)
Notice of Availability of the ERC Draft Master Plan and EIS and Notice of Public Meeting (Feb. 29, 2016)
Notice of Availability of the Final Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (July 18, 2016)
Final Master Plan and EIS SEPA Addendum #1 (Sept. 7, 2016)
Notice of Action Taken (Aug. 1, 2017)
Volume 2: Preliminary Plans for the Preferred Alternative
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