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Updated June 19
for the week ahead (unless posted otherwise)
FREEWAY TRAFFIC INFORMATION: The state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has several projects under way that can affect traffic in Bellevue at any given time. For the most up-to-date information on construction activity on Interstate 405, visit WSDOT's I-405 Construction Update webpage; for information about work on I-90, another webpage is provided; and for current information on work along SR 520, a separate webpage is provided. WSDOT work currently under way in Bellevue (with a link to project webpages) includes:
BELLEVUE CITY TRAFFIC INFORMATION (NOTE: For information on road closures related to ice, snow or flooding, please see the city’s Extreme Weather Response page):
Lane Closures: Northup Way at 156th and 160th Ave NE: Construction started on the Northup Way Corridor Pedestrian Safety Improvements. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and will continue until October 2013. Drivers should expect delays due to lane closures. Flaggers will be in place and pedestrian access will be maintained.
NEW - Road Closure: 111th Avenue NE, NE 2nd Place to NE 3rd Place: A tower crane will be erected on the Marriott Hotel site currently being developed. The road will be closed starting today until 6 p.m., June 22.
Lane Closures: 120th Avenue NE, NE 4th Street to NE 8th Street: Drivers should expect delays due to lane closures, including the middle turn lane, and shifting both directions of traffic to the east lanes. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Flaggers are in place assisting traffic.
UPDATED - 2013 Overlay Program: Crews will be grinding and paving in various locations throughout Bellevue. Expect lane closures and delays.
- SE 60th Street, Cougar Mountain Drive to the east city limits: Expect lane closures and possible lengthy delays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for roadway resurfacing.
- NE 20th Street, 140th Avenue NE to 148th Avenue NE: Expect right lane closures and possible delays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to replace sidewalk ramps at intersections in the corridor.
- NE 20th Street, Bel-Red Road to 156th Avenue NE: Expect right lane closures and possible delays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for sidewalk ramp and island repairs at the intersections.
- 148th Avenue SE at Landerholm Circle entrance to Bellevue College: On Thurs., June 20, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the northbound left turn lanes from 148th Avenue SE into the college will be closed for roadway resurfacing.
Lane Closures: Coal Creek Parkway between Forest Drive and SE 60th Street: Construction of a bridge is underway. Drivers should expect a two-lane closure on the west half of the roadway between Forest Drive and Southeast 60th Street with one lane open in each direction. The closure will remain in effect 24 hours a day as the west half of the bridge is constructed until the end of November 2013 when Phase 1 of construction will be completed. Traffic delays and congestion are expected, especially during morning and evening commutes, and drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes. A second phase of construction will take place in 2014, from mid-April through September.
Southbound Detour: West Lk. Sammamish Parkway SE, I-90 roundabout to SE 34th Street: A detour of all southbound vehicular traffic from 18000 block (the French Immersion School) to SE 34th Street began Tues., March 19 and will last approximately 8 months. The detour redirects traffic onto SE 34th Street. Northbound traffic is permitted but drivers should expect significant delays. See the video about the southbound detour. Using alternate routes is strongly recommended.
Commercial development and private utility work: Drivers and pedestrians should anticipate periodic lane and/or sidewalk closures and delays at these locations:
o 110th Avenue NE, NE 2nd Place to NE 3rd Place (Marriott Hotel): Truck traffic and hauling on 111th between NE 2nd Pl. and NE 3rd Pl. The sidewalk on 110th Ave NE is open to the public.
o 106th Avenue NE, NE 2nd Street to NE 4th Street (Soma Towers): Building construction. Expect possible daytime lane closures.
o NE 12th Street, 110th Avenue NE to 112th Avenue NE (Park Metro Apts): Building construction. Expect eastbound lane closures. The sidewalk is currently closed.