Access Bellevue

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The Access Bellevue initiative is a collaborative communications effort to keep the public informed about East Link light rail and surrounding construction occurring in Bellevue.

I-405 weekend directional closures in downtown

Directional closures of I-405 in downtown Bellevue are planned for two weekends in August. Detours will be in place. 

  • Friday, August 9, 10 p.m. through Monday, August 12, 5 a.m. - Southbound directional closure
    •  Friday 10 p.m. through Saturday 11:59 p.m., southbound I-405 ramps leading to downtown Bellevue will be closed. Follow ramp detours.
    • Sunday 12:00 a.m. through Monday 5 a.m., southbound mainline lanes will be closed. Use Exit 13B as a bypass route to downtown.
  • Friday, August 16, 10 p.m. to Monday, August 19, 5 a.m. - Northbound directional closure
    • Friday 10 p.m. through Saturday 11:59 p.m., northbound ramps leading to downtown Bellevue will be closed. Follow ramp detours.
    • Saturday 12:00 a.m. through Monday 5 a.m., northbound mainline lanes will be closed. Use Exit 13B as a bypass route to downtown.

110th Avenue NE: Full closure by City Hall and NE 6th Street



Beginning Sunday, July 21, the northern portion of 110th Avenue NE between the City Hall visitor parking entrance and NE Sixth Street will be fully closed. Entering visitor parking can be made from the northbound direction of 110th Avenue NE; exiting is only allowed southbound. 

This closure is needed to restore the roadway over the East Link tunnel and is expected to last up to four months. The temporary mid-block crossing will be re-established along the construction fence line. Pedestrian access to City Hall is available via the accessibility ramp that leads to the second floor and the staggered steps that lead to the first floor. 

Access Bellevue City Hall during light rail construction

Bellevue City Hall is an active construction zone for the East Link light rail project. Learn how to best access City Hall

  • View/download brochure on how to access City Hall during light rail construction (July 2019)
  • Watch time lapse video of construction of Bellevue Downtown Station.

Access Bellevue mailer: Jan. 2019

Access Bellevue Mailer Cover

In January 2019, homes and businesses in Bellevue received a "Access Bellevue" mailer (booklet) that includes a recap and look ahead of East Link light rail construction, an update on city projects and initiatives in BelRed, a status of park improvements, and resource lists for businesses, neighborhoods and commuters.
 

Access Bellevue: Traffic control for Bellevue Way SE and 112th Avenue SE

In April 2018, new traffic control was implemented on Bellevue Way SE from the South Bellevue park-and-ride site to the 'Y" intersection at 112th Avenue SE. Construction includes building the guideway adjacent to Bellevue Way and the trench near the Winters House. Traffic control will allow for two open lanes northbound in the morning (to downtown Bellevue) and two open lanes southbound in the afternoon (to I-90).

In August 2018, new traffic control was implemented on 112th Avenue SE to allow for the construction of a temporary bypass road on the west side of 112th Ave SE; a road-over-rail segment and continue to building the guideway.

Homes and businesses in Bellevue were mailed an informational brochure that details traffic control for Bellevue Way SE and 112th Avenue SE through fall 2018.
 

Bellevue Traveler Information Survey Results

In July 2017, an online survey was conducted to find out how people who commute to/from Bellevue get traveler information about Bellevue.

Access Bellevue Communications Committee

In late 2016, the city formed the Access Bellevue Communications Committee as an information-sharing network. Representatives include large and small employers, transportation and transit agencies and business advocacy organizations. The committee is typically convened when there are significant construction updates to share that will present mobility impacts in and around Bellevue. Typically, Sound Transit provides an update on East Link light rail construction.
 

Access Bellevue Resources