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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 15, 2011

Construction season hits Bellevue arterials

With road projects on several Bellevue arterials this summer, it will only be a matter of time before you see an orange "Construction Ahead" sign as you travel around the city. Be prepared to slow down at the following locations:  

  • Northeast 12th Street Bridge: From 7 p.m., Friday, July 15, to 5 a.m., Monday, July 18, the bridge will be closed between 112th and 116th avenues, while state Department of Transportation crews evaluate what repairs the damaged span needs. After the closure, there will continue to be only one westbound lane open until repairs are completed.
  • Bellevue Way Northeast: Just one lane is open in each direction between Northeast 12th and 24th streets, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and possibly Saturdays.
  • 145th Place Southeast: Intermittent lane closures between Southeast 16th and 24th streets, and on Southeast 22nd Street, between 145th Place Southeast and 156th Avenue Southeast: Lane closures will take place on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and possibly Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 102nd Avenue Southeast: The southbound lane is closed between Southeast Third and Sixth streets, and Southeast Third Street is closed to through traffic between 101st and 102nd avenues, while the city and the county upgrade sewer lines. Work occurs weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and possibly Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Expect intermittent full road closures when necessary. A section of Southeast Sixth Street is closed 24/7 for equipment and material staging until further notice.

For the street overlay program, grinding and paving will occur in August and September at the following locations: Lake Washington Boulevard: Northeast 10th Street to Main Street; Bellevue Way: Northeast Eighth Street to Northeast 30th Street; 108th Avenue Northeast: Northup Way to Kirkland city limits; and, 124th Avenue Southeast behind Factoria Mall. 

With any construction project, motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and drive an alternate route whenever possible. Watch for the orange and black signs that give advance warnings and information, pay attention and slow down. Traffic fines double in construction work zones when workers are present.

Weekly traffic advisories (including all road construction projects in Bellevue)

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Contact Information

Transportation
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 98112
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Tim Stever, Right of Way Manager
Phone: 425-452-4294
E-mail: tstever@bellevuewa.gov


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