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File #: AM No. 20-078   
Type: Staff Report Status: Presented
File created: 5/26/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/16/2020 Final action: 6/16/2020
Title: Sound Transit Light Rail Quarterly Update
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo No. 20-078, 2. Attachment A: Light Rail in Redmond Supplemental Information for Second Quarter 2020, 3. Attachment B: Presentation
MEMO TO: Mayor and Members of the City Council
FROM: Carol Helland, Planning and Community Development Director

Sound Transit Light Rail Quarterly Update


Receive quarterly update on Sound Transit light rail project in Redmond.


Carol Helland, Director 425-556-2107
Don Cairns, P.E., Transportation Planning and Engineering Manager 425-556-2834
Max Miller, P.E., Transportation Engineer 425-556-2496
Jeff Churchill, AICP, Transportation Strategic Advisor 425-556-2492
Department of Planning and Community Development

Dave Juarez, Director 425-556-2733
Mike Paul, P.E., Transportation Strategic Advisor 425-556-2724
Patty Criddle, P.E., Senior Engineer 425-556-2736
Public Works Department


Overview of Light Rail in Redmond
Sound Transit is extending light rail to Redmond, with two stations opening in 2023 - Overlake Village and Redmond Technology, and two stations opening in 2024 - Southeast Redmond and Downtown Redmond. Light rail to Redmond is part of East Link - a 17.4-mile, 12-station extension of light rail from Seattle to Redmond via Mercer Island and Bellevue. When all four Redmond stations are open in 2024, people will be able to take light rail from Redmond to communities including Bellevue, Seattle, south to Sea-Tac and Federal Way, and north to Lynnwood, with several opportunities to connect to bus service in the region. Light rail will provide the community with a new reliable and sustainable mobility option. Light rail will operate separate from city streets through much of Sound Transit's system, including all the alignment in Redmond.

The following topics are discussed in Attachment A:
* Overlake construction update and closeout
* Redmond Technology Station Bridge construction update
* Downtown Redmond Link Extension construction outlook for 2020
* Upcoming outreach activities
* City Council Actions anticipated in 2020


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