The Wilburton light rail Station will be constructed as part of the Central Bellevue Segment of East Link along with the East Main, Bellevue Downtown and Spring District/120th Stations
What will this station look like?
This elevated station features a central platform from which riders can enjoy views of the Bellevue skyline and Lake Bellevue. At street level a new public plaza will welcome you to the Wilburton neighborhood. See schematic from Sound Transit below for visual reference.
Will there be public art or open space as part of this station?
When will construction be complete?
What will service from this station be like in 2023?
How will I be able to access the Wilburton Station?
What changes are planned around the Wilburton Station?
A council-appointed Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) transmitted their recommendations to the Bellevue City Council in July 2018. The CAC articulated a new vision for the Wilburton area on the east side of Interstate 405 that focuses on transit-oriented development, improved amenities and special land use opportunities along the Eastrail (Eastside Rail Corridor Trail). Staff expect to go back to City Council in 2020 to begin the policy and code development for Wilburton. Any changes to policies or code would need to ultimately be adopted by Council.
To learn more and track the progress of this planning initiative please visit Community Development.
What measures are in place to reduce the impacts of light rail construction and operation in Bellevue?
As it relates to the East Link light rail project, mitigation is known as measures that are intended to lessen the impact of construction and operation of the trains.
Mitigation is a high priority for the city and Sound Transit and was addressed in the planning, design and construction of the light rail occurring in Bellevue.
View the Mitigation Map (Jan. 2018) that shows temporary mitigation during construction and permanent mitigation once the trains are operational.
What hours is construction noise allowed?
Bellevue’s Noise Control Code (Noise Code) regulates and establishes permissible noise levels based on the type of land use (e.g. residential, business or commercial). The code also sets daytime noise levels in residential areas at a maximum of 55 dBA (decibel level) and nighttime (between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.) at a maximum of 45 decibels.
Construction noise is allowed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Construction noise is prohibited beyond these hours, on Sunday, and on certain holidays, unless otherwise allowed by a city-approved permit. The Noise Code does contain exemption provisions.
In 2017, the City approved an expanded exempt work hours permit for the Central Bellevue segment (Permit 17-102696). The permit allowed for work beyond regulated hours per the city’s Noise Code so that the long-span aerial guideway over I-405 and the guideway across NE 8th Street could be installed.
How can I receive East Link construction updates?
How do I report a concern? Ask a question?
If you have a concern or question about light rail construction, please contact:
Sound Transit/East Link Outreach Office
- 1-888-298-2395 (24-hour construction hotline)
City of Bellevue
- Marie Jensen, East Link Outreach, 425-452-2064 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit a service request with the MyBellevue app
How will the East Link light rail investment support the City of Bellevue in planning for its growth?
East Link will include six new light rail stations in the city, five of them are within Bellevue’s defined growth corridor, including East Main, Downtown Bellevue, Wilburton, Spring District/120th and BelRed/130th. The city’s planning for growth includes developing new mixed-use urban neighborhoods, with bold new visions, centered around transit and multimodal transportation options.