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
Pavement sealing is a cost-effective tool for extending the life of the pavement and helps to keep Bellevue’s roads in good condition. Similar to 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
Where are we working this week?
The latest Pavement Preservation weekly update includes information about paving locations and approximate work dates.
- Main Street between 140th and 156th Avenues NE: Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays Aug. 22-Oct. 23, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pedestrian access maintained.
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 in order 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.
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.
List of pavement projects for completion in 2022
2022 pavement overlay locations:
- 105th Avenue SE – Main Street to Wolverine Way
- 112th Avenue SE – SE Bellevue Way to SE 8th Street
- 137th Avenue SE – SE Somerset Lane to SE 44th Street
- 138th Avenue SE – SE Somerset Lane to 139th Avenue SE
- 140th Avenue – SE 8th Street to NE 8th Street
- 142nd Avenue SE bridge deck
- 148th/150th Ave SE – SE 8th Street to SE 38th Street
- 168th/169th/170th Place SE (public roadways in The Pinnacle neighborhood)
- Cougar Mt Drive – SE 60th Street to City Limit
- 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 road
- SE Somerset Lane – SE Somerset Drive to 140th Avenue SE
- Various locations citywide for Utilities Department projects (see map)