NE Spring Blvd: 116th-120th Ave. NE

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NE Spring Blvd aerial view
Northeast Spring Boulevard starts at a new signalized intersection on Northeast 12th Street, just east of 116th Avenue Northeast. Four new travel lanes extend east to 120th Avenue Northeast, bridging over the Eastrail (formerly known as the Eastside Rail Corridor) and the future East Link light rail alignment. Also included is a pedestrian and bicycle path along the north side of the roadway, connecting to downtown Bellevue via an existing path on the nearby Northeast 12th Street bridge. The project is being developed in coordination with Sound Transit's East Link light rail project.
Aerial view NE Spring Blvd at NE 12th Street


Spring Boulevard, from 116th to 124th Avenue Northeast, opened to traffic in October 2020. The first phase of the project, from the Eastrail to 120th Avenue Northeast, was completed in early 2018. Construction of the second phase, from just east of 116th Avenue Northeast to the Eastside Rail Corridor was completed in 2020. 


Northeast Spring Boulevard enhances access and circulation for cars, transit, freight, pedestrians and bicycles between Downtown Bellevue, Wilburton and the BelRed area.


  • 2020 (October): Segment opened to traffic (news release
  • 2019–2020: Construction, 116th Avenue Northeast to the Eastside Rail Corridor, Project mailer
  • 2016-2018: Construction, Eastside Rail Corridor to 120th Avenue Northeast


Total project budget of $33 million is partially funded by a Surface Transportation Block Grant program. Approved 2021-2027 Capital Investment Program Budget Sheet.


*Aerial image by King County Dept. of Natural Resources & Parks

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