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Last updated: December 3, 2021

The following traffic advisories reflect current conditions as they are known. The listings below reflect construction work that can affect travel on city streets, sidewalks and trails. Expect traffic delays or use an alternate route, if possible. Please obey construction signs and flaggers. Construction schedules are subject to change and often do.

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Special event closure: Snowflake Lane

Nov. 26, through Dec. 24. The nightly parade starting at 7 p.m. will require the following street closures. (Event information)

  • Bellevue Way NE, from NE 4th Street to NE 8th Street, will be closed every evening, 6:45-7:45 p.m. (During closures on Bellevue Way NE, visitors to the Bellevue Arts Museum may park in the Westin Hotel parking garage, accessible from 105th Avenue NE.)
  • NE 6th Street, from 105th Avenue NE to Bellevue Way NE, will be closed 6-7:45 p.m.

    Current construction impacts 

    • UPDATED--Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail: SE 36th Street from 132nd Avenue SE to 142nd Place SE: Construction of the continuation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail through January 2022. Expect intermittent lane closures within project area. Approved work hours: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Project webpage.
    • UPDATED--Pikes Peak Reservoir Replacement – 122XX-123XX block of NE 39th Street: Expect intermittent lane closures through Sept. 2022 for construction of a new water reservoir and underground utilities. Approved work hours, Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bridle Trails Park access and trails will be maintained during construction. Project webpage.
    • UPDATED--Citywide Crosswalk Improvements - Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) projects:
      • 100th Ave NE and NE 12th Street intersection: Install new crosswalk with RRFB system and curb ramp improvements through December. Work is weather dependent. Limited periods of single-lane closures. Flaggers to provide traffic assistance. Work hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Construction alert)
      • NE 24th Street and SR 520 Trail crossing: Install new RRFB; work through December. Work is weather dependent. Limited periods of single lane closures; trail access maintained. Flaggers to provide traffic assistance. Work hours: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Construction alert)
      • 156th Ave SE and SE 4th Street intersection: Install new RRFB and curb ramp improvements through December. Work is weather dependent. Limited periods of single-lane closures. Flaggers to provide traffic assistance. Work hours: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to  3:30 p.m. (Construction alert)
    • UPDATED--Eastgate ADA Curb Ramp Replacements Project: Replace existing curb ramps at the following intersection locations. Construction is suspended until spring 2022. Expect minor delays as flaggers alternate traffic around each work zone. Follow flaggers’ instructions. Work hours: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • 167th Avenue SE and SE 46th Street intersection (Construction Alert)
      • 165th Avenue SE and SE 46th Street
      • 168th Avenue SE and SE 46th Street
      • 164th Avenue SE and SE 45th Place
      • 163rd Place SE and SE 45th Street
      • 162nd Lane SE and 162nd Way SE
      • 162nd Way SE and SE 45th Court
      • 160th Avenue SE and SE 45th Place
      • 160th Avenue SE and SE 45th Street
      • 151st Avenue SE and SE 54th Place
      • 150th Ave SE and SE 44th Street
      • 150th Ave SE and SE 43rd Place
      • 150th Ave SE and SE 43rd Street
      • 138th Ave SE and SE Allen Road
    • UPDATED--2020 AC Water Main Replacement (Phase 1): Work to replace 3000 linear feet of water main. Roads will remain open during work but expect traffic revisions at the following locations. Work hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
      • NE 28th Street and NE 28th Place loop up to Bellevue Way NE through Dec. 31
      • 106th Ave NE and 107th Ave NE up to NE 28th Street through Dec, 31.
    • UPDATED--2020 AC Water Main Replacement (Phase 2): Work to replace a water main. Roads will remain open but expect traffic revisions at 
      • NE 2nd Place from West Lake Sammamish Pkwy to 168th Ave NE through March 2022
      • UPDATED--174th  Place NE from NE 2nd Place to NE 4th Street through Dec. 31
    • 112th Avenue NE from NE 8th Street to NE 10th Street (Bellevue Center): Southbound full closure Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to stage a mobile crane. Pedestrian access will be maintained along the east side of 112th Ave NE. People biking to detour with traffic or via pedestrian routes.
    • West Lake Sammamish Parkway Phase 2: Construction ongoing through winter 2021 to build a multipurpose path, replace a water main and pave the roadway.  Approved work hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Project webpage)
      • Detour August 30 through December 17  (Detour Alert)
        • Southbound traffic will be detoured between Northup Way and SE 26th Street along 164th Avenue NE, 164th Avenue SE, and 168th Avenue SE.
          • Traffic turning onto the Parkway between Northup Way and the 1844 block must travel northbound.
          • Traffic turning onto the Parkway between SE 1844 block and SE 26th Street can travel both northbound and southbound.
        • Northbound traffic will not be detoured but may experience delays.
        • 25 mph speed limit reduction
        • Pedestrian and bicycle access maintained on the west shoulder of the Parkway.
        • Driveway access maintained.
    • 106th Avenue NE between NE 6th Street and NE 8th Street (The Artise): Full closure on 106th Avenue NE starting 6 a.m. on Dec. 10 through 6 p.m. on Dec. 12. Closure needed to dismantle conveyor equipment. Pedestrian access will be maintained along the sidewalk on the west side of 106th Ave NE. People biking should detour with traffic or via pedestrian access. 
      • Main Street between 148th Avenue NE/SE (Kelsey Creek Shopping Center) and 156th Avenue NE/SE:  Full hard closure on Main Street from 150th Place NE to 151st Place NE, Nov 15 through Dec. 23, 24 hours/7 days a week for the Bellevue School District to install a storm drain vault. Approved work hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Pedestrian access will be maintained along sidewalk on south side of Main Street. Bicycles are encouraged to use alternative routes or dismount and use pedestrian detour or follow the vehicular detour and not use the sidewalk. 
          • West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE and nearby locations: Starting as early as Nov. 1 and lasting about 2 weeks, King County Wastewater Treatment Division will be doing underground utilities locating work along WLSP and neighborhoods near 177th and 180th avenues NE, and NE 21st, NE 24th and NE 34th streets NE. Work hours 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Expect some delays, increased congestion and noise; flaggers will direct traffic. Sidewalks will be detoured in some areas. More information.
            • NE 24th Street at 172nd Avenue NE Slope Stabilization Project: Retaining wall construction: June 14 – Dec. 31. Expect lane closures on NE 24th Street between 171st Ave NE and 172nd Ave NE. Follow flaggers' instructions. Work hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Closures needed to build a retaining wall on the north side of NE 24th Street between 171st and 172nd avenues. NE 24th Street entrance to Ardmore Park will be closed. Warm Up Trail in Ardmore Park will be partially closed between the bird viewing overlook and NE 24th Street entrance. Follow detours noted on closure signs. Construction Alert (May 2021).

            Pavement Preservation Program

            Paving season is typically from April to October. Flaggers will be on site for traffic control. and pedestrian access maintained unless otherwise indicated. For more information about the paving program, including weekly updates, go to the Pavement Preservation Program webpage

            • NE 8th Street between 124th Avenue NE and 140th Avenue NE: Pavement marking installation and other miscellaneous work ongoing through December, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect single lane closures and delays. 
            • 156th Avenue NE between NE 10th Street and NE 15th Street: Signal work and channelization (striping) ongoing through December, Mon – Fri., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Expect single lane closures and delays.  Police officers will be on site for traffic control.
            • 124th Ave NE between NE 8th and Bel Red Rd: Pavement marking installation and other miscellaneous work ongoing through December, Mon – Fri, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect single lane closures and delays. 

            East Link Light Rail construction

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            • 112th Ave SE between Main Street and NE 4th Street: Right lane closures on southbound 112th Ave SE Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
            • Bellevue Way SE to westbound I-90 HOV on-ramp, as needed closures Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

            Other agency projects

            • Washington State Department of Transportation: SR 513 Montlake Bridge:  More information on project webpage
            • Washington State Department of Transportation: SR520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program. More information on project webpage.
            • Washington State Department of Transportation: Renton to Bellevue I-405 Widening and Express Toll Lane Project: More information on project webpage.
            • Washington State Department of Transportation: I-90 - Eastgate to SR 900 - Corridor Improvements.  More information on project webpage.
            • King County's Valley Creek Sewer Pipe Rehabilitation: More information on project webpage
            • King County's Eastrail: Washington State Department of Transportation, in partnership with King County Parks, is overseeing construction of 2.5 miles of new paved Eastrail in Renton and Bellevue.  Visit WSDOT's project webpage for more details. 
            • King County North Mercer Island/Enatai sewer upgrade project. Construction to begin in 2021 and be complete in 2025.  More information on project webpage.
            • King County Coal Creek Sewer Upgrade Project: King County Wastewater Treatment Division is upgrading its regional sewer line that serves Bellevue and Newcastle. More details on project website.
            • King County Lake Hills and NW Lake Sammamish Sewer Upgrade Project: More details on project webpage.
            • King County Sunset and Heathfield Pump Stations and Force Main Upgrade Project: More details on project website.

            Highway traffic information

            Three major highways run through Bellevue. At any given time the state Department of Transportation may be working on projects that can affect traffic in Bellevue. For the most up-to-date information on construction activity, visit WSDOT's web pages:

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