The Willows Road Regional Trail Connection will complete a gap in King County’s regional trail network, progressing toward a more complete network that connects the Totem Lake and Redmond urban centers, the Woodinville Wine Country and the Willows Road high-tech corridor.
Kirkland is working with King County on plans to remove the rails and build an interim trail along the Eastside Rail Corridor from the Cross Kirkland Corridor at 132nd Avenue Northeast to Willows Road. Redmond is seeking funding to complete the third and final phase of the Redmond Central Connector along the east side of Willows Road from Northeast 124th Street to Northeast 100th Street--where Phase II ends.
The connection will follow the east side of Willows Road between Northeast 124th Street and the Eastside Rail Corridor. This project will also establish future pedestrian and bicycle facilities along 139th Avenue Northeast from the Eastside Rail Corridor to the existing sidewalk and bike lane on 139th Avenue Northeast. This section is not yet scheduled for construction.
Design began spring 2018 and project engineers expect to complete it by winter 2019. Construction will follow immediately and is expected to be complete in summer 2019.