Projects of Bellevue's Grand Connection Program
Grand Connection Crossing: Downtown to Eastrail
This project is a big step in creating a pedestrian and bicycle crossing over I-405 directly connecting downtown Bellevue to the Wilburton neighborhood and Eastrail. Amazon donated funds to advance design work of this crossing. With matching funding from the city’s Capital Investment Program (CIP), the Bellevue Transportation Department will develop a preliminary design up to 30% level. When built, this active transportation crossing will also be compatible and integrated with a future lid park over I-405, enabling more opportunities for events, activation and recreation. Fundraising for the construction of the crossing is ongoing as construction funds have not yet been identified. The future lid park will be addressed in a future phase of the Grand Connection program.