Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Opens in Bellevue

Event Date:
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 8:00am

The City of Bellevue held a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 7th, 2022

The DJC article accounces the grand opening of the Bellevue segment of the Mountains to Sound Greenway trail which extends from Ellensburg to Seattle, Washington.

A link to the full article can be found here.

"The 1.2-mile trail section was completed in two phases and two segments and was not a simple case of expanding an existing path. Phase one, which opened in March 2021, includes a new pedestrian-bicycle bridge over Factoria Boulevard Southeast to ensure bicycle and pedestrian safety, a new ped-bike tunnel under freeway off-ramps, and colorful new retaining walls with textured mountain reliefs. This segment connects Interstate 405 to 132nd Avenue Southeast. IMCO Construction was the general contractor for this phase.

Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson, congressmen and community members gathered on a rainy Pacific Northwest morning for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. At the event, Congressman Adam Smith said that the completion of the first two segments represents what collaboration can accomplish. Congressman Rick Larson talked about the importance of infrastructure in connecting communities and how the project shows that good things can be achieved even in difficult times."