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Last updated: July 22, 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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Current construction impacts 

  • NEW--106th Avenue NE between Main Street and NE 2nd Street (Bellevue Plaza): Southbound closure July 22-23, 26, and 28 and Aug. 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, 23-24, and 30 for concrete pump and mixer trucks. Closure hours and work hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Roadway reduced to one lane in the northbound direction.
  • NEW--NE 10th Street between Bellevue Way NE and 106th Avenue NE (1001 Office Towers): Closed July 26 at 7 a.m. to Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. for construction of a mid-block pedestrian crossing and replacement of concrete roadway panels. Work hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday.
  • NEW--2021 AC Water Main Replacement: Work to replace 3000 linear feet of water main. Expect traffic revisions through August at NE 25th Street between 92nd Avenue NE and 94th Avenue NE (Clyde Hill) and at 84th Avenue NE between Ridge Road and NE 12th Street (Medina).
  • 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 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.
    • NEW--Road closed in four continuous closures: Aug. 9 at 7 a.m. through Aug. 12 at 3 p.m., Aug. 16 at 7 a.m. through Aug. 20 at 3 p.m., Aug. 23 at 7 a.m. through Aug. 30 at 5 p.m., and Sept. 7 at 7 a.m. through Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. Vehicle detour along SE Eastgate Way between Factoria Boulevard/SE Richards Road and 150th Avenue SE. Pedestrian access maintained along sidewalk on south side of SE 36th Street. (Detour Alert)
  • 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.  Approved work hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Project webpage)
    • NEW--Detour begins August 9  (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 1900 block must travel northbound.
        • Traffic turning onto the Parkway between SE 1900 block and SE 26th Street can travel both northbound and southbound.
      • Northbound traffic will not be detoured but may experience delays.
      • Pedestrian and bicycle access maintained on the west shoulder of the Parkway.
    • Detour through early August
      • Southbound traffic will be detoured between NE 24th Street and Northup Way along 173rd Ave NE. Local southbound vehicular access will only be available between NE 24th Street and NE 16th Place.
        • Traffic turning onto the Parkway between Northup Way and NE 24th Street must travel northbound.
      • Northbound traffic will not be detoured along the Parkway but may experience delays.
      • The multipurpose path is now open for pedestrian and bicycle access through the work zone. The southbound travel lane remains closed to all road users, including cyclists.
  • 108th Avenue NE between NE 4th Street and NE 6th Street (555 Office Tower): Closed July 24-25 and July 31-Aug. 1 to construct utilities connections. Closure hours: Saturday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m. Work hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Pedestrian access maintained on eastside of 108th Ave NE. Bicycles to detour with traffic or via pedestrian access.
  • 105th Avenue SE between SE Cliff Place and Main Street: One lane closure beginning July 6 for installation of new concrete curb and gutter, drainage, fire hydrants, and raised crosswalk and sidewalks. Work hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow traffic control flaggers' instructions.
  • SE Newport Way from Somerset Boulevard SE and 150 Avenue SE: Paving activity begins June 1. Work hours Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Expect intermittent lane closures and long delays.  In addition to paving, work needed to complete the project: electrical work for the crosswalk and signals, rework of the curb and gutter and roadway striping. Project expected to be complete by the end of July. (Project webpage)
  • Pikes Peak Reservoir Replacement – 122XX-123XX block of NE 39th Street: Expect intermittent lane closures starting July 6 through fall 2021 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.
  • 112th Avenue NE Corridor Improvements: 112th Avenue NE between NE 12th Street and NE 24th Street -  Expect intermittent lane closures and delays June through December to replace sidewalk panels on both sides of the street where tree roots have caused the sidewalk to lift. Construct a new flashing beacon, mid-block crossing and a new median at Hidden Valley Sports Park. Project includes new ADA curb ramps at street corners and a new Traffic Signal at NE 24th Street intersection. (Construction alert) (Project webpage)
  • 2020 AC Main Replacement Phase 2 Project: Work to replace a water main. Expect minor traffic revisions at 172nd Place NE from 171st Place NE to NE 8th Street (through August) and 173rd Place NE (through June 30).
  • 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)
  • 136th Avenue 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

  • 156th Avenue NE between NE 10th Street and NE 15th Street: ADA upgrades ahead of paving operations. July 22 to August 27, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., north and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in either direction July 22 to August 27, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect delays and use alternate routes, if possible. Flaggers and officers will be on site for traffic control.
  • SE 6th Street and 112th Avenue SE: ADA upgrades ahead of paving operations. Ongoing thru July 23, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flaggers and officers will be on site for traffic control.
  • SE 8th Street and 114th Avenue SE: ADA upgrades ahead of paving operations. Ongoing thru July 23, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flaggers and officers will be on site for traffic control.
  • Bel-Red Road between 148th Avenue NE and NE 30th Street: Utility adjustments and traffic signal work. Ongoing through Aug. 3, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Traffic may be reduced to one lane both east and westbound at times. Officers and flaggers will be on site for traffic control.

East Link Light Rail construction

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  • UPDATED--112th Avenue SE between SE 8th Street and NE 6th Street: Right lane closures southbound, July 19-23 and 26-30.
  • Bellevue Way SE to westbound I-90 HOV on-ramp: Intermittent closures July 26-30, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 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. New signal on Bellevue Way south of 112th Ave SE now activated and new U-turn sign installed. Additional information in Sound Transit's construction alert. 

Other agency projects

  • Washington State Department of Transportation: SR520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program. More information on project webpage.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation: I-90 - Eastgate to SR 900 - Corridor Improvements.  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.  
  • 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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