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Last updated: May 7, 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 will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions. Construction schedules are subject to change and often do. 

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Planned evening protests May 11

Bellevue public safety officials have learned of protests being planned for the evening of Tuesday, May 11, in downtown Bellevue. At least one event, a 7 p.m. protest against a law enforcement appreciation dinner in Bellevue, was expected to start at Downtown Park. Two other groups may stage protests outside the Hyatt Regency. Read news release.  Follow @BvuePD on Twitter for real time updates.

Current construction impacts 

  • NE 24th Street at 172nd Ave NE Slope Stabilization Project: 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 and to remove trees on the embankment. 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.
    • Tree removal May 24-26: Expect brief intermittent lane closures on NE 24th as trees on the embankment are removed. More than 60 trees will be replanted to offset the loss of less than 20 trees.
    • Retaining wall construction: June 14 – Dec. 31.
  • UPDATED--106th Ave NE between Main Street and NE 2nd Street (Bellevue Plaza) closed southbound May 7, May 11, 13, 18, 20-21 and  27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for concrete pour. Pedestrian access maintained on the east side of 106th Ave NE. 

    • NEW--Southbound closure May 8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • UPDATED--108th Avenue NE between NE 2nd Street and NE 4th Street (Summit III) closed May 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to stage a mobile crane. Pedestrian access will be maintained along sidewalk on west side of 108th. Bicycles to detour with traffic or follow pedestrian access. 

  • UPDATED--NE 4th Street between 102nd Ave NE and Bellevue Way NE: Eastbound NE 4th Street closed daily May 4-7, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 8 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for road restoration work associated with the Downtown Park Gateway. Work hours are same as closure hours. Work is weather dependent. People biking to detour with traffic or follow pedestrian routes open on the north side of NE 4th Street.

  • UPDATED--110th Avenue NE between NE 4th Street and NE 8th Street (Bellevue 600): Daily closures 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Work hours same as closure hours. Pedestrian access will be maintained on east side of 110th; bicycles to detour with traffic or follow pedestrian access.

    • May 6-13: Southbound closed between NE 6th Street and NE 8th Street, weekdays only, to complete storm sewer construction.

    • May 14-July 2: Southbound closed between NE 6th Street and NE 8th Street and full closure between NE 4th Street and NE 6th Street, weekdays only, to complete sanitary sewer connections.

  • UPDATED--West Lake Sammamish Parkway Phase 2: Construction ongoing through winter 2021 to build a multipurpose path, replace a water main and pave the roadway. Detour through June 2021. Approved work hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Construction Alert)(Project webpage)

    • NEW--Northbound lane closure of West Lake Sammamish Pkwy extended north to Lake Sammamish Lane NE (the south entrance to the Rosemont neighborhood) starting May 17 and lasting up to 3 months. Northbound traffic only between Northup Way and N. Rosemont Place
      • Access for Rosemont residents
        • North entrance (North Rosemont) is open for northbound and southbound entrance and exit
        • South entrance (Lake Sammamish Lane NE) will be limited to right turns for entry and exit
      • Access for Samma Vista residents
        • Northbound access only available from WLS Parkway to Samma Vista
    • Pedestrian and bicycle access: The multipurpose path is now open for pedestrian and bicycle access through the work zone. People cycling northbound may also continue to use the northbound travel lane. The southbound travel lane remains closed to all road users, including cyclists.
    • Water main work is planned to start mid-March through June from SE 1st Place to Lake Sammamish lane. Expect daily lane closures from SE 1st Place to Northup Way until the water main work progresses into the closure at Northup Way.
    • All local traffic entering West Lake Sammamish Pkwy between Northup Way and NE 24th Street must travel northbound. Northbound travel will remain open for access to adjacent properties. Starting mid-March, northbound traffic will travel on the west side of the roadway.
    • Closure of southbound lane and through access on West Lake Sammamish Pkwy between Northup Way and NE 24th Street. Most southbound vehicular traffic will be detoured at NE 24th Street to 173rd Ave NE, with local southbound vehicular access available between NE 24th Street and NE 16th Place.
    • Republic Services will be collecting garbage, recycle and organics on the regular service day. Carts will need to be out by 6 a.m. For questions, call Republic Services at 425-452-4761.
  • SE Eastgate Way from Richards Road to 139th Ave SE: Expect daily lane closures May 10 through June while new LED streets lights are installed an upgraded. Work hours Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow traffic control flaggers' instructions. 

  • SR 520 Bicycle Corridor Safety Improvement project: Construction of safety improvements (striping, traffic signal modification and driveway reconstruction) at the following locations begins May 4 through late summer. Work hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some night work Sun.-Thurs. 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect lane closures assisted by traffic control flaggers. Bicycle route remains open during construction, with a 72 hour East bound lane closure at 108th Ave to allow for safe access during concrete pours

    • Northup Way and 108th Avenue
    • Northup Way and NE 24th Street
    • 148th Avenue NE and NE 29th Place
       
  • 2020 AC Main Replacement Phase 1 Project: Work to replace a water main. Expect minor traffic revisions at 109th Place NE, NE 26th Place and 110th Avenue NE (April 12-July 1)

  • 2020 AC Main Replacement Phase 2 Project: Work to replace a water main. Expect minor traffic revisions at 173rd Place NE (April 12-June 1)
  • 2020 AC Main Replacement Phase 3 Project: Overlake Drive W from Evergreen Point Road to 84th Ave NE is closed, except for local access, to 81st Ave NE through late April/early May.
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail: SE 36th Street from 132nd Ave SE to 142nd Place SE: Construction of the continuation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Feb. through November 2021. Expect intermittent lane closures on within project area. Approved work hours: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Project webpage. 

    • 136th Ave NE Inlet Station and NE 8th Street Transmission Main project: Construction ongoing through summer 2021 of a new water inlet station and transmission main. Expect reduced lanes restrictions on NE 8th Street. Approved work hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Project limits:  NE 8th St from 126th Ave NE to 140th Ave NE (transmission main) and 136th Ave NE north of 8th (inlet station site). (Project webpage) 

    Pavement Preservation Program

    Paving season is typically from April to October. For more information about the paving program, including weekly updates, go to the Pavement Preservation Program webpage

    • UPDATED--Bel-Red Road from 124th Ave NE to 148th Ave NE- Pavement grinding April 26 through May 12, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Traffic will be reduced to 1lane both east- and westbound. Officers and flaggers will be on site for traffic control. Expect noise and delays.
    • Bel-Red Road (130th Avenue NE to NE 30th Street): Accessibility (ADA) upgrades in advance of paving. Ongoing through Aug. 3. Work hours are Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect single lane closures.

    Raised Pavement Marking/Channelization Program

    Starting April 19, the city's Raised Pavement Marking (RPM)/Channelization Program will begin to replace RPMs. Work hours will be Mon. - Fri., 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect intermittent lane closures at the following locations:

    • 148th Avenue SE from NE 60th Street to SE 38th Street
    • 150th Avenue SE from SE 38th Street to Newport Way SE
    • Coal Creek Parkway from I-405 to Renton city limits
    • Factoria Blvd from SE Eastgate Way to Coal Creek Parkway
    • SE Eastgate Way from Richards Road to 148th Avenue SE
    • Lake Hills Connector from SE 8th Street to 140th Avenue SE
    • 116th Avenue NE from Northup Way to SE 8th Street
    • NE 12th Street from Bellevue Way NE to 124th Avenue NE
    • West Lake Sammamish Parkway from SE Newport Way to 181st Avenue SE

    East Link Light Rail construction

    Please go to Sound Transit's East Link News webpage for additional ongoing construction impacts and to subscribe to receive construction updates. 

    • NEW--Bellevue Way SE at SE 30th Street: No access to SE 30th/113th Ave SE from southbound Bellevue Way, May 14, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closure needed to install light poles.

    • NEW--112th Ave SE between SE 8th Street and Main Street: Various lane closures northbound and southbound.

    • NEW-- Bellevue Way SE between 108th Ave SE and the "Y" intersection at 112th Avenue SE: Southbound lane closures May 12. Impacts bus stop. 

    • NEW--I-90 eastbound HOV ramp to I-405 closed May 8, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    • UPDATED--Bellevue Way SE to westbound I-90 HOV on-ramp closed May 10-14, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • CANCELLED--I-90 eastbound and westbound off-ramp to Bellevue Way SE closed nightly May 4-6, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for lane striping and pressure washing. Expect some noise. Follow detours. Work is weather dependent.

    • Traffic revisions on Bellevue Way SE: Left turns from northbound Bellevue Way SE to SE 30th Street are prohibited. Access to the Enatai neighborhood is available at 112th Avenue SE by the central access to the South Bellevue Station and Park-and-Ride. Activation of new signal on Bellevue Way south of 112th Ave SE is expected May 7. Additional information in Sound Transit's construction alert. 

    • Southbound 110th Ave NE closed, NE 2nd Place to NE 3rd Place: Closure ongoing through May 2021. Closure needed for excavation and construction of a tunnel ventilation and access shaft to the main tunnel beneath 110th Ave NE.  Follow detour southbound traffic. 

    Other agency projects

    • UPDATED--Washington State Department of Transportation: SR520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program. More information on project webpage
      • NEW--Eastbound SR 520 fully closed overnight May 12, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
      • NEW--Westbound SR 520 fully closed overnight May 12, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • UPDATED--Washington State Department of Transportation: I-90 - Eastgate to SR 900 - Corridor Improvements.  More information on project webpage.
      • NEW--Nightwork to resume in May in both directions of I-90 between 150th Avenue SE and SR 900. Construction notice
    • Washington State Department of Transportation: Renton to Bellevue I-405 Widening and Express Toll Lane Project: 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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