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    COVID-19 and Transportation Operations

    During the COVID-19 crisis the Transportation Department and its contractors have continued work on construction projects and staff have continued to perform critical maintenance operations to ensure the transportation system functions safely and efficiently. 

    The decision to continue work on projects under construction and begin work on long-planned projects is based on guidance from Gov. Inslee's March 23 "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order and further construction guidance provided on March 25. On April 24, the Governor added to his guidance with information about Phase 1 Construction Restart requirements. More information on the governor's order and how it impacts private and public construction in Bellevue is available on the city's webpage.

    As part of the overall City of Bellevue effort to comply with the orders, the Transportation Department has put in place several measures to keep the general public and department staff safe. They include: 

    • Employees whose jobs do not require them to be in the field are working remotely to maximize social distancing
    • Field workers who cannot telecommute are working different hours, staggering shifts and working weekends
    • More stringent cleaning procedures
    • Inspectors and project managers are collaborating with contractors on social distancing and health measures

    About the department

    Our professionally accredited staff in the Bellevue Transportation Department work to plan, design, build, operate and maintain the transportation system in Bellevue. We provide a safe and balanced transportation network that includes streets, sidewalks and bike paths that support great neighborhoods and a healthy economy in our diverse community.

    The Department's vision -- Keeping Bellevue Moving Forward -- is accomplished with ongoing feedback from you, along with direction from the City Council and Transportation Commission. Learn more on the About Us page.

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