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Last updated: Sept. 18, 2020

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.

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    Current construction impacts 

    • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail: Construction ongoing through end of 2020. 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. Visit project webpage for more information. 
      • Weekend closure: Eastbound I-90 off-ramp to Factoria Blvd (Richards Road) closed from 9 p.m.  Sept 18 to 5 a.m. on Sept. 21.  Detour: Eastbound I-90, exit to 150th Ave SE (Exit 11A), right on 150th Ave SE and right on SE 38th St. (which becomes SE 36th). (Alternate weekend of Sept 25-28.) Closure/Detour map
      • I-405 Bike Trail closure (124th Ave SE to Factoria Blvd./I-90 ramp), Sept. 8 at 6 a.m. through Sept. 23 at 5pm (24-hour closure). Work hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat. Closure needed to realign trail, sidewalk, curb and gutter construction, and storm water improvements. Pedestrians and cyclists detour posted. 
    • NEW--NE 8th St and Bellevue Way NE directional closures for skybridge cleaning at 600 Bellevue Way NE
      • Sept 20 at 9 p.m. to Sept. 21 at 6 a.m. - Eastbound NE 8th closed between Bellevue Way and 105th Ave NE
      • Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. to Sept. 22 at 6 a.m. - Eastbound NE 8th Street closed between Bellevue Way and 105th Ave NE
      • Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. to Sept. 23 at 6 a.m. - Lane reduction westbound NE 8th between 106th Ave NE and Bellevue Way
      • Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. to Sept. 25 at 6 a.m. - Lane reduction southbound on Bellevue Way NE between NE 8th St and NE 6th Street
      • Sept. 25 a 9 p.m. to Sept. 26 at 6 a.m. - Southbound Bellevue Way directional closure between NE 8th Street and NE 6th Street
    • NEW-- 108th Avenue between Main Street and NE 2nd Street (Bellevue Plaza, 139 108th): 
      • Sept. 18 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Directional closures southbound 106th Ave NE between NE 2nd Street and Main Street to stage large crane.
      • Oct. 2 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Directional closures of southbound 108th Ave NE between NE 2nd Street and Main Street to stage large crane.
    • UPDATED--108th Ave NE Complete Street Project: Main Street to NE 4th, July 13 to Sept. 30, Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Intermittent lane closures. Access to NE 2nd Place closed during work hours. Installation of bike lane. (Project webpage)(Construction alert)
      • NEW--Paving operations through Sept. 25, expect full closures of portions of 108th Ave NE from NE 4th Street to Main Street. Full closure of NE 2nd Street intersection on Sept. 24 and 25. Work hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
      • Closure of both lanes of 108th Ave NE from Main Street to H-Mart parking lot. Aug. 24 - Sept. 21, Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closure needed to reconstruct median island and change travel lane configuration at intersection. Pedestrians and bicyclists will have access on east sidewalk at all times. Local access to businesses will be maintained.
    • Southbound 106th Ave NE between NE 2nd St and Main St: Closure of all southbound lanes to stage concrete pump truck and mixers Sept. 28, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Access will be maintained to Pacific Center Plaza. Pedestrian access will be maintained on the east side of 106th Ave NE.
    • Main Street Sidewalk Safety Repair Project: Northside of Main Street between 103rd Ave NE and 100th Ave NE. Sidewalk paver repair and replacement begins Sept. 15 and expected to last 3 weeks. Details in construction flyer
    • 124th Avenue Corridor Improvement Project: Electrical lattice tower replacement: Full 24-hour roadway closure between NE District Way and King County Metro driveway access is planned for mid-October to mid-November. Follow detours. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained on the east side of 124th Ave NE as well as local access to businesses. More information in construction alert.
    • SE 40th Street at 140th Ave SE Rockery Replacement Project: Sept 8 - mid-November. One lane alternating traffic with flagger control at the southeast corner of the intersection of SE 40th Street and 140th Ave SE., Mon. - Fri.7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Replacement of 170 feet of existing rockery with a soldier pile wall on the southeast quadrant of SE 40th/140th Ave SE intersection. 
    • SE Newport Way at 172nd Ave SE Rockery Replacement Project:  Sept 8 - mid-November. One lane alternating traffic with flagger control at southeast corner of intersection of SE Newport Way and 172nd Ave SE, Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Replacement of 130 feet of existing rockery with a soldier pile wall on the south side of SE Newport Way immediately east of 172nd Ave SE.
    • SE 3rd Street at 101st Ave SE: Roadway open but intersection improvement construction continues through fall 2020. Approved work hours Mon.- Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Construction Alert 
      • West Lake Sammamish Parkway Phase 2 Detour July 6- June 3, 2021: Closure of southbound lane and through access on West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE 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. 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. Northbound access will remain open for access to adjacent properties. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project. Northbound bicycle access will be maintained using the travel lane, while southbound cyclists will be detoured at SE 15th Place. Construction ongoing through winter 2021. Approved work hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Construction Alert)(Project webpage)
        • NOTE FOR PEOPLE BIKING: All southbound cyclists will be required to dismount their bicycles and walk them through the work zone between NE 15th Place and Northup Way.
        • NOTE: 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 Newport Way Pedestrian and Bike Improvement Project: Construction ongoing through November 23. One lane westbound closure, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The eastbound directional closure of SE Newport Way is between SE Allen Road/SE Somerset Blvd and 150th Ave SE. Closure needed to construct slopes, walls, underground utilities, and widening.  Subsequent disturbance activities within detour routes will be restricted. Local access must also follow the established detour routes.  Approved work hours Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Emergency access into the closure area will remain.  The roadway is further closed to bicycles and pedestrians. (Detour Update mailer) (Project webpage)
      • Meydenbauer Basin NE 8th St and 100th Ave NE Flood Control Project: Ongoing, Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The project will address recurrent street flooding at NE 8th and 100th Ave NE by constructing a bypass pipeline to better carry stormwater during heavy rains. Local access to Bellevue Square Mall and the Mondrian Condominiums will be maintained.  Visit the Meydenbauer Flood Control Project webpage for details.
      • 136th Ave NE Inlet Station and NE 8th St Transmission Main project: June  2020 through summer 2021, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mon-Fri. 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). Visit project webpage for more information. 

        • NE 8th St—Reduced traffic lanes and flaggers through transmission main work zone

        • NE 8th St & 140th Ave NE—Intersection traffic revisions for connection to Seattle Public Utility regional supply pipeline

        • 136th Ave NE—Temporary bypass road through inlet station work zone (serving four residents)

      • Cherry Crest Pump Station Replacement: Ongoing through fall 2020, Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Watch for detours and road closures. Visit project webpage for more information. 
        • 127th Ave NE from NE 24th St to NE 29th St
        • NE 29th St from 127th Ave NE to 126th Ave NE
        • 126th Ave NE from NE 29th St to NE 30th St

      Bellevue Healthy Streets Pilot       

      As part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Transportation Department has implemented four Healthy Streets pilot projects. Portions of residential streets (map) are being temporarily closed to non-local vehicle traffic to provide more room for people in the neighborhood to move while physically distancing during COVID-19. Local access for residents and essential services will be maintained, as well as on-street parking. Bellevue Healthy Streets will remain closed to non-local vehicle traffic pending further guidance on social distancing from the Governor’s Office and public health officials, or as directed by the City of Bellevue. Visit project page for details.

      • ENDS early October: NE 5th St/98th Ave NE/NE 1st St, from close to NE 8th St to 100th Ave NE (mailer)
      • ENDS early October: SE 4th St between 152nd Pl SE/154th Ave SE and 164th Ave SE (mailer)
      • ENDS early October: 165th/166th Aves NE/SE between Northup Way and SE 14th Street (mailer)

      Pavement Preservation Program

      Check out the Pavement Preservation Update for paving locations and approximate work dates. For more information about the paving program, including weekly updates, go to the Pavement Preservation Program webpage

      • NE 20th Street/NE 21st Place (between Northup Way - 140th St NE): Sept 8-18, Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Paving operations. Roadway will be reduced to 2 lanes for east/west bound traffic. Driveway access will be maintained. Traffic control by uniformed officers.

      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.

      South Bellevue [Ongoing impacts]   

      • 112th Ave SE/Bellevue Way (“Y”) intersection paving: Sept. 19-20, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Traffic in all directions will be maintained. Paving is part of Sound Transit’s restoration of Bellevue Way and 112th Ave SE. Expect some noise from trucks and equipment.

      • Weekday lane restrictions, ongoing, Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bellevue Way SE from the future light rail station north to the “Y” intersection at 112th Ave SE. One lane in each direction. 

      Central Bellevue [Ongoing impacts]  

      • NEW--Adjusted working hours for construction at the East Main Light Rail Station: Sept. 21-25, approved work hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to conduct wiring. Expect truck noise and suppressed back up alarms. 

      North Bellevue (BelRed) [Ongoing impacts]  

      • NEW--136th Place NE between NE Spring Blvd and NE 20th Street: Nightly closures 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sept 21-22, 23-24 and 25-26. Closures needed for paving. Work hours: 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Bicycles can access via sidewalks Pedestrian sidewalks remain open.

      • NEW--SR 520 overnight lane closures Sept. 21-25:

        • Monday, Sept. 14 to the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19 – Westbound SR 520 between NE 40th Street and 148th Avenue NE will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
        • Monday, Sept. 14 to the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19 – The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to NE 40th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
        • Monday, Sept. 14 to the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19 – The NE 40th Street on-ramp to westbound SR 520 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
        • Monday, Sept. 14 to the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19 – The 148th Avenue NE on-ramp to westbound SR 520 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
        • Monday, Sept. 14 to the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19 - The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to 148th Avenue NE will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

      Other agency projects

      • 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 WSDOT's I-405 construction alert webpage. Expect overnight closures through Sept. 25.
      • Puget Sound Energy -- Lake Hills-Phantom Lake Transmission Line (NE 8th St and 148th Ave SE): Construction is expected to occur in three phases: Phase 1: Vegetation removal; Phase 2: Pole and wire installation; Phase 3: Landscaping and restoration.  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: Survey work begins July 13. Work needed to located underground utilities along West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE with minimal work near the Sammamish River Condominiums. Some work will require using the driving lanes; expect delays. More details on project webpage.
      • King County Sunset and Heathfield Pump Stations and Force Main Upgrade Project -- SE 35th Pl/SE 34th St, from 163rd Pl SE to 164th Pl SE; and SE Eastgate Way, 161st Ave to SE 35th Pl: Ongoing. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured at times. Project website
        • Intermittent single lane closures on SE 35th Place: Through mid-September, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to continue landscape restoration between SE Eastgate Way and 164th Place SE. Work is weather permitting.
      • Washington State Department of Transportation: NW Sammamish Road (Issaquah), eastbound lane closure through the summer. Traffic detoured to I-90. More details on I-90 - Eastgate to SR 900 - Corridor Improvements project webpage.

      • 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. 

      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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