SR 520 pedestrian trail to finally open!

You don’t have to wait much longer to walk, ride or roll across Lake Washington! 
At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, WSDOT is opening the SR 520 bicycle and pedestrian trail all the way across Lake Washington. After wrapping up work on the trail the morning of Dec. 20, WSDOT will open it up to the public that afternoon - in time for a commute home or an evening stroll (bring your rain jackets!). 
Once the trail is open commuters can ride their bikes from Seattle ALL THE WAY to Redmond (yay!). Good news for all our long-haul, Tour de Redmond riders. Next summer you'll have the option to cut across the lake instead of going all the way around.
The trail is designed for users of all abilities, from the casual or serious rider, to pedal-powered commuters, to walkers out to savor the sunset or gaze at Mount Baker and Mount Rainier. Along the 2.7-mile trail above the lake, you’ll find 11 viewpoints, perfect places to take a break and enjoy the scenery surrounding Lake Washington. The trail is 14 feet wide, which allows for a comfortable mix of bicyclists and pedestrians. A concrete barrier provides safe separation between trail users and the bridge’s vehicle traffic.
Until then, watch this drone video or read a recent WSDOT blog post for a sneak peek of the trail and information about how it fits into the regional trail system.
See you out on the trail!