A 1.2-mile segment of the in Redmond is on track to open in early November under budget and ahead of schedule, the King County parks department announced Friday.
Construction on the project began in June and was originally estimated to take until the end of the year and cost $3 million. The cost is now expected to be $1.86 million.
Once completed, the new trail will feature a wider paved surface, new fencing and lighting, and a new 77-stall parking lot at Northeast 70th Street.
“This is an important regional corridor and I am pleased we can reopen this portion of the trail ahead of schedule, and for less cost than anticipated,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said in a news release. “Walkers, runners and cyclists will all benefit from having a trail that is wider and safer.”
Funding for the project was provided by the voter-approved Proposition 2 Parks Expansion Levy.
—From a King County news release