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Know before you go. Make sure there aren't any unexpected delays in your drive by checking the weekly News Feed below for scheduled work project in Sammamish.

Please Note: Schedules may change due to weather and/or equipment availability.


Know before you go. Make sure there aren't any unexpected delays in your drive by checking the weekly News Feed below for scheduled work project in Sammamish.

Please Note: Schedules may change due to weather and/or equipment availability.

Redmond Light Rail Extension

The City of Redmond is preparing for the arrival of four light rail stations: Overlake Village and Redmond Technology Stations in 2023, and the Southeast Redmond and Downtown Redmond Stations in 2024.

Sound Transit’s Downtown Redmond Link Extension (DRLE) in Southeast Redmond in Marymoor Village, and Downtown Redmond adjacent to the Redmond Central Connector are both scheduled to open in 2024. 

Due to the proximity to Sammamish and the potential for construction-related traffic impacts to Sammamish residents, the City is sharing information on the DRLE to keep residents informed. 

Learn more about these projects:


How to Get Project Updates

Sound Transit is working to keep businesses and residents informed as construction for the Downtown Redmond Link Extension (DRLE) continues to progress along the entire 3.4 - mile alignment. Sound Transit provides regular updates for all of its projects including DRLE. Community members can go to Sound Transit (govdelivery.com) to subscribe to updates for particular projects.


How to Get Traffic Alerts from the City of Redmond

City of Redmond Traffic Alerts

Downtown Redmond Link Extension Ongoing Road Closures


Active Traffic Alerts:

Crews will be closing the on-ramp to westbound State Route 520 from Redmond Way for four months in order to build a new freeway on-ramp. This work is happening so that crews can raise the westbound SR 520 on-ramp over the future light rail line that will travel at ground level, underneath the on-ramp.  

In June of 2021, Sound Transit's contractor crews closed the eastbound SR 520 off-ramp to Redmond Way and shifted traffic to a temporary off-ramp in order to build the new off-ramp. Next, crews need to build the new westbound SR 520 on-ramp. Unlike the eastbound SR 520 off-ramp, crews do not have enough room to have both a temporary on-ramp and build the new on-ramp at the same time. So, project staff determined that the most viable way to perform this work is to close the westbound on-ramp for approximately four months.  

What: Four-month closure of WB SR 520 on-ramp from Redmond Way/SR 202 Starting in April 2022

When: Four months, starting on April 15, 2022

Where: On-ramp to westbound SR 520 from Redmond Way/SR 202.

More

  • See the Construction Alert for planned detours during the closure.
  • If you are a transit user, make sure to sign-up for Sound Transit rider alerts and/or King County Metro alerts
  • Budget more time to get to your destination. With the on-ramp being closed, traffic will move differently. Please expect to see some backups and longer wait times in the surrounding city streets. 
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.  
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Page last updated: 24 Jun 2022, 04:40 PM