Pavement condition data is collected for all 1,100-plus lane miles of public streets every two years. It's used to predict needed preservation work and to determine the best timing to maximize resources. A five-year pavement preservation plan is used to coordinate with other public and private projects. The types of work done under this program include:
- Resurfacing long stretches of roadways with fresh asphalt, typically done between April and October
- Upgrading curb ramps and replacing sidewalks
- Pavement sealing
- New pavement markings
List of pavement projects for completion in 2023
- 112th Avenue SE – SE Bellevue Way to SE 8th Street
- 140th Avenue – SE 8th Street to NE 8th Street
- 142nd Avenue SE bridge deck
- 148th/150th Avenue SE – SE 8th Street to SE Eastgate Way
- Main Street – 140th Avenue NE to 156th Avenue NE
- Northup Way – West Lake Sammamish Parkway to NE 8th Street
- NE 8th Street – 168th Place NE to Northup Way
- NE 12th Street – 100th Avenue NE to end of the road
- SE Somerset Lane – SE Somerset Drive to 140th Avenue SE
- 112th Avenue SE – Bellevue Way to Bellefield Lane
- 112th Avenue NE – NE 10th Street to NE 12th St
Various locations citywide for Utilities Department projects:
- 100th Avenue NE/NE 4th Street – 10194 NE 4th Street to NE 14th Street
- Pikes Peak – NE 36th Street to NE 39th Street
- 103rd Avenue/103rd Place NE – 103rd Place NE to end of the road
- NE 23rd Street – 98th Avenue NE to 100th Avenue NE
- 171st Place NE – NE 5th Street to 173rd Place NE
- NE 2nd Place/174th Place NE – 168th Avenue NE to NE 4th Street
- SE 40th Street – 138th Avenue SE to 146th Avenue SE
Pavement sealing is a cost-effective tool for extending the life of the pavement and helps to keep Bellevue's roads in good condition. Like painting your home, sealing the pavement protects against the deteriorating effects of rain and sun. Sealing is done before the pavement becomes extensively cracked or fails. The treatment is faster, less noisy, and provides a new wearing surface for a fraction of the cost of a traditional grind-and-overlay repaving project.
Pavement sealing pilot
Micro-sealing pavement preservation differs from the traditional grind and overlay. Recently, the city executed a pilot program on a few residential streets to test the performance of this new quick and cost-effective micro-sealing method. The pilot will help the city evaluate different methods of preserving the roadway and potentially expand the preservation area coverage and manage rising costs. Residents should expect to see some rough roadway with fine aggregate dissipating on the road; however, the city has swept and will continue sweeping as needed.
Where are we working this week?
The latest Pavement Preservation weekly update includes information about paving locations and approximate work dates. Work is weather dependent.
Flaggers will assist motorists and pedestrians through the work zone. Delays are expected. Please slow down for the safety of workers and all travelers.
- UPDATED -- 140th Avenue SE between NE 8th and SE 8th streets: Overnight one-way alternating traffic through June 1, 7 p.m.-5 a.m. for paving. Expect long delays.
- 148th Avenue SE between SE Eastgate Way and Lake Hills Boulevard: Northbound single lane closure through June 16, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for ADA upgrades. Expect delays.
- NEW -- 100th Avenue NE between NE 4th and 8th streets: Single lane closures June 2-9, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for signal work. Expect delays.
- UPDATED -- 148th Avenue SE between SE 8th and 28th streets: Overnight one-way alternating traffic June 5-16, Sunday-Thursday, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. for paving. Expect long delays. If possible use an alternate route.
- NEW -- 112th Avenue NE between NE 10th and 12th streets: Single lane closures June 7-9, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for signal work. Expect delays.
Bridge Preservation Program
The purpose of the Bridge Preservation Program is to perform federally required inspections on Bellevue's bridges and to complete needed maintenance work.
Report a road hazard
To report a pothole, sidewalk or road hazard that requires attention, contact the Operations and Maintenance 24-hour Emergency Response line at 425-452-7840 or email OMSupport@bellevuewa.gov. Call 911 to report more urgent issues.
For contractors, engineers and project owners
The City of Bellevue requires paving contractors to be pre-qualified annually to perform paving operations on arterial roadways. Proper equipment and quality workmanship are essential to meeting the city's construction standards. Pre-qualification helps ensure quality paving by verifying the contractor's equipment and past project performance.
The requirements for pavement restoration following trenching or other disturbances are based on the Pavement Restoration Requirement Map. Please see the city's Design Manual, Section 23, for additional information on pavement restoration.