Bellevue City Council OKs Sound Transit tunnel

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BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- The Bellevue City Council unanimously approved the Sound Transit plan to run light rail trains across the Interstate 90 floating bridge and tunnel under Bellevue into Redmond.

The $2.7 billion project will extend light rail 14 miles from Seattle. Trains are scheduled to be running east of Lake Washington in 2023.

KIRO-FM reports (http://bit.ly/vf8qcT) the tunnel could cost the city $160 million.

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Information from: KIRO-FM, http://mynorthwest.com/