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Sound Transit breaks ground on downtown Redmond light-rail service

Sound Transit’s light-rail extension in downtown Redmond will open in 2024.
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Sound Transit earlier this week began construction of a 3.4-mile Link light-rail extension in downtown Redmond, Washington. 

The project to extend Sound Transit’s Blue Line from Redmond Technology Station into southeast Redmond to its terminus in downtown Redmond includes construction of two new stations and 1,400 parking spaces, Sound Transit officials said in a press release.

The segment will open in 2024, a year after light-rail opens between downtown Seattle and Redmond’s Overlake area. 

Upon the extension's completion, service will operate between the Eastside and Seattle, the University of Washington, Sea-Tac International Airport and south Snohomish County, officials said.

 "Today we celebrate a milestone in creating a world-class transportation system that will link communities across three counties," said King County Executive Dow Constantine. "Not only will Redmond, Marymoor Park and Microsoft be accessible by high capacity rail, but Sound Transit’s community investments will help deliver long-needed connections between regional bike trails, making it even easier to get around without a car."

The Stacy & Witbeck/Kuney joint venture is completing the final design and construction on the extension.

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