This project aims to improve connections between the new South Bellevue Link light rail station and the adjacent neighborhood. It includes the construction of new sidewalks, landscaped areas, resurfacing pavement, and storm drainage work on Southeast 34th Street, 112th Avenue Southeast and 113th Avenue Southeast. In addition, public input will be used to guide the implementation of traffic calming features on 112th Avenue Southeast. These improvements were identified and/or requested by the community through the South Bellevue Station Area Plan, the Neighborhood Sidewalk Program and the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP).
There is also a separate street and stair lighting project happening in this area as part of the NEP.
- New sidewalks will improve accessibility and connect people walking and rolling to Bellevue Way and the South Bellevue Link light rail station.
- New sidewalks and traffic calming features will improve safety for those walking, rolling and driving.
- Overlay road surface to extend the life of the pavement.
- Street parking will be preserved to the greatest extent possible.
New sidewalks will be built on:
- The north side of SE 34th Street between 108th Avenue SE and 111th Avenue SE.
- The west side of 112th Avenue SE between SE 30th Street and just south of SE 31st Street.
- The west side of 113th Avenue SE between Bellevue Way SE and 112th Avenue SE.
Note: Existing sidewalk will not be replaced.
- Fall 2023: Community engagement and project design begins
- Spring 2024: Design alternatives selected and final design begins
- Spring/Summer 2025: Construction begins
- Summer 2025: Expected construction completion
Funding for this project comes from the Neighborhood Sidewalks Program, Station Area Improvement Program, Pavement Preservation Program and Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity and Congestion Levy. The estimated cost is approximately $4 million.