Redmond Central Connector, Phase 2

Location: Redmond, WA

Otak completed design of the second phase of this urban regional trail corridor that connects the Willows and Grass Lawn neighborhoods to downtown Redmond. This trail transitions from an urban center, to a natural area, to a prized view corridor in the Sammamish Valley. This high profile rails-to-trails project utilizes the BNSF corridor acquired by the City. The 1.3-mile trail has integrated landscape design and art elements at key locations. The project also included two significant bridge crossings—the existing trestle over the Sammamish River (ties and tracks were removed and a new precast deck with decorative railings were added) and the existing four-span steel girder railroad bridge over 154th Avenue NE (ballast and appurtenances were removed and a new deck and railings installed for the new trail). Otak also provided construction management services.