Traffic Advisories

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Last updated: October 18, 2019

Check the Traffic Advisories map and text below for the latest information about construction work that can affect travel on city streets, sidewalks, and trails. (Note: For information on road closures related to ice, snow or flooding, please see the city’s Emergencies and Extreme Weather page).

 

 

Click on the orange and red shapes in the map above for more information. Move or enlarge the map using your cursor.

New and updated traffic impacts are listed first. Expect traffic delays or use an alternate route, if possible. Please obey construction signs and flaggers.

General construction

  • NE 12th Street and 116th Ave NE: Ongoing – October – December: Lane closures to complete utility adjustments, landscaping, sidewalks, and signals.
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail: Ongoing. Early traffic impacts will include a temporary lower speed limit (25 mph) and narrower lanes on SE 36th St from Factoria Blvd to 132nd Ave SE. Expect weekday, weekend and night work. Hours will vary and construction schedules are subject to change. Project webpage
  • 177th Ave NE and NE 16th St: Ongoing, 9 am to 3:30 pm, with the exception of Wed (no work). Bellevue Utilities Department contractors will be making repairs to critical storm drains. Please anticipate some delays. A portion of the sidewalk along NE 16th St will be closed for access. Project map 

East Link Light Rail construction

Please go to the East Link News webpage for additional ongoing construction impacts. Subscribe to receive construction updates from Sound Transit. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signed detours to safely access your destination.

South Bellevue [Ongoing impacts]   

  • 112th Ave SE between Bellevue Way SE and SE 15th Street:  Ongoing. The northbound lanes of 112th Ave SE are closed, with traffic diverted to the two southbound lanes (one lane in each direction will remain open). Sidewalk access will be maintained on the west side of 112th Ave SE between SE 8th and Bellevue Way SE. Expected in mid- to late November, traffic will be diverted (switchover) to the new roadway (over rail). The asphalt paving for the switchover is weather dependent, so the schedule is subject to change.  

Central Bellevue [Ongoing impacts]  

  • UPDATE -- 110th Ave NE between NE 4th and NE 6th streets (by City Hall): The northern portion of 110th Ave NE from the driveway to City Hall to NE 6th Street is expected to open Monday, Oct. 21 by 5 a.m.; allowing for two way traffic to resume. The northbound curb lane will remain closed so that work on the north tunnel portal and Bellevue Downtown Station can continue. 

North Bellevue (BelRed) [Ongoing impacts]  

  • NE Spring Blvd - westbound lane closure between 136th Place NE and 137th Place NE: Ongoing through 10/31. Local and business driveway access maintained on NE Spring. Construction alert

Ongoing general construction impacts

  • 124th Ave NE from NE 12th St/Bel-Red Road to Northup Way:  Full road closure ongoing through June 2020. During that time access to businesses will be maintained from each end of the closure. Detour routes will be on 120th, 130th, and 132nd avenues northeast; the truck detour will be on 120th Avenue Northeast. (Construction Alert) (Project webpage)
  • 164th Ave SE and SE Newport Way: Ongoing. Mon - Fri, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Work is for a mini-roundabout. The Contractor is allowed a maximum of three weekends for a full intersection closure.  Weekend work hours will be Sat, 9 am -  Sun, 8 pm. (Construction Alert)   
  • Glacier Key and Skagit Key bridge construction at Coal Creek: Ongoing through November 2019. Full 24-hour closure. These locations will remain closed until the work is complete. Project website
  • SE 35th Pl/SE 34th St, from 163rd Pl. SE to 164th Pl. SE; and SE Eastgate Way, 161st Ave. to SE 35th Pl: Pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured at times. Detour map. The work is part of King County's Sunset and Heathfield Pump Stations and Force Main Upgrade Project 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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