Choose Your Way Bellevue News and Updates

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 12/14/18

Bellevue Way SE:

In order to install a vehicle barrier adjacent to Bellevue Way SE, Sound Transit’s contractor will close one lane of Bellevue Way SE between the South Bellevue Station site and the ‘Y’ at 112th Avenue SE.

Monday-Wednesday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two lanes will be maintained in the peak direction: northbound in the morning and southbound in the afternoon. Sound Transit’s contractor will use cones and lane delineators to guide traffic along Bellevue Way SE. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.

In order to help people get to and from Bellevue’s Magic Season activities, Sound Transit’s contractor will restore Bellevue Way SE to two lanes in each direction by 4 p.m.

More info on what to expect can be found at the East Link long-term and ongoing closures page.

Learn more

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 12/7/18

Night full closure on 116th Avenue Northeast as early as Dec. 13th

Beginning on the night of Thursday, Dec. 13th, crews will fully close 116th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 8th Street and Northeast 4th Street adjacent to Lincoln Center & Cadillac of Bellevue to concrete pour the base slab of the elevated light rail structure.

What

Concrete pour for the elevated light rail structure's base

When

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. 

Where

116th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 8th Street and Northeast 4th Street adjacent to Lincoln Center & Cadillac of Bellevue

More

  • Sidewalks will be closed along the east side of 116th Avenue Northeast adjacent to the work area. All other sidewalks will be maintained at work sites while work is occurring.
  • Access to Hotel 116 will remain open.
  • Types of equipment are flatbed trucks, aeral lifts, small generators, light plants, cranes, and saws.
  • Please follow the direction of flaggers and signed detours to saftely access your destination.
  • Please plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.

Contact us

Outreach Specialist: ryan.lescouflair@soundtransit.org or 206-689-4798
After-hours construction hotline: 888-298-2395

Map of 116th Avenue Northeast closures in Bellevue.


From Sound Transit: Construction Alert - South Bellevue - 12/5/18

Bellevue Way SE

In order to install a vehicle barrier adjacent to Bellevue Way SE, Sound Transit’s contractor will close one lane of Bellevue Way SE between the South Bellevue Station site and the ‘Y’ at 112th Avenue SE.

December 10-14, Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two lanes will be maintained in the peak direction: northbound in the morning and southbound in the afternoon. Sound Transit’s contractor will use cones and lane delineators to guide traffic along Bellevue Way SE. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.

In order to help people get to and from Bellevue’s Magic Season activities, Sound Transit’s contractor will restore Bellevue Way SE to two lanes in each direction by 4 p.m.

More info on what to expect can be found at the East Link long-term and ongoing closures page.

Learn more

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From Sound Transit: Bellevue Downtown Association and Sound Transit present 'Rail and Ice'

Rail and Ice event flyer for 2018.

Bellevue Downtown Association and Sound Transit present 'Rail and Ice'

Sound Transit is partnering with the Bellevue Downtown Association to offer 250 free admissions and skate rentals* to the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena. Anyone interested in the East Link light rail project is invited to join us for a morning of fun and to learn more about the project. For more information about the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena, visit bellevueicerink.com.

RSVP by Dec. 12 at eastlink@soundtransit.org.

*While quantities last

First 100 people to arrive at the event will receive a pair of Loyal to the Local gloves (While quantities last).

RSVP

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 12/3/18

One-way traffic on Northeast Spring Boulevard beginning as early as November 26

 

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One-way traffic on Northeast Spring Boulevard beginning as early as November 26

Beginning as early as Monday, November 26 and lasting through April 2019, Sound Transit contractor crews will close the westbound lane on Northeast Spring Boulevard between 134th Avenue Northeast and 136th Place Northeast. 

What
Closure of westbound lane on Northeast Spring Boulevard between 134th Avenue Northeast and 136th Place Northeast. 

When
Starting as early as Monday, November 26 and lasting through April 2019.

Where
Northeast Spring Boulevard between 134th Avenue Northeast and 136th Place Northeast.

More

  • Only one-way traffic eastbound on Northeast Spring Boulevard. 
  • Driveway access will be maintained to businesses on Northeast Spring Boulevard.
  • All traffic control plans have been reviewed and approved by the City of Bellevue.
  • Plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
  • Crews will maintain a safe and secure work zone.

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Upcoming nighttime roadway closures on 136th Place Northeast starting November 26

Beginning as early as Monday, November 26, Sound Transit contractor crews will close 136th Place Northeast nightly from Northeast Spring Boulevard to Northeast 20th Street from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

What
Nightly full closures of 136th Place Northeast from Northeast Spring Boulevard to Northeast 20th Street from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

When
November 26, 2018-November 29, 2018, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m.
December 3, 2018- December 7, 2018, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. 

Where
Nightly closure of Northeast 136th Place Northeast to facilitate the installation of sewer and gas lines.

More

  • 136th Place Northeast will be open to traffic during daytime hours.
  • Local business access will be maintained until 10 p.m.
  • Through traffic will not be allowed when construction activities cross the roadway.
  • All traffic control plans have been reviewed and approved by the City of Bellevue.
  • Plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
  • Crews will maintain a safe and secure work zone.

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From WSDOT News: SR520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program Update - 11/29/18

Reminder: Eastbound SR 520 closed this weekend

If you’re traveling from Seattle to the Eastside this weekend, be sure to plan ahead. Starting late Friday night, crews will close all eastbound lanes and ramps of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard and 92nd Avenue Northeast. The closure will last until 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3. During this time, crews will replace 1,750 lights illuminating the eastbound lanes beneath the SR 520 lids at Evergreen Point Road, 84th Avenue Northeast and 92nd Avenue Northeast. Crews replaced the lights over the westbound lanes during a weekend closure earlier this month.

Closure details:

  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, all eastbound lanes and ramps of SR 520 will close between Montlake Boulevard and 92nd Avenue Northeast.
  • Eastbound travelers should plan to take I-90 or go around Lake Washington.
  • All westbound lanes and ramps will remain open throughout the weekend.
  • The SR 520 trail will remain open.
  • If you have questions during the weekend work, you can reach the on-call SR 520 representative at 206-200-9484.

A map of the 520 closure during the december 1 through 2 weekend.

View a larger map online.


From WSDOT News: SR520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program Update - 11/27/18

Heads up, night owls – overnight lane and ramp closures this week

In preparation for future SR 520 construction, crews will drill holes in the roadway this week near the SR 520 / I-5 interchange to evaluate the soil and geotechnical conditions within WSDOT’s right of way. We’ll do this work during nighttime hours to minimize traffic impacts and protect the safety of workers and the traveling public.

WSDOT has received the necessary permits, including a temporary noise variance from the city of Seattle, to do this work. We’ll use construction best management practices to minimize the duration and level of noise nearby residents may hear. Nearby neighbors may see lights and hear intermittent noise from drilling equipment.

This work will require nighttime lane and ramp closures. The closures, listed below, will happen from approximately 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night:

Monday, Nov. 26

  • Crews will close the left lane of the ramp from westbound SR 520 to southbound I-5.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

  • Crews will close the ramp from southbound I-5 to eastbound SR 520.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 29

  • Crews will close the off-ramp from westbound SR 520 to East Roanoke Street.

If you have any questions during this work, please call the on-call SR 520 representative at 206-200-9484.


Plan ahead – eastbound SR 520 closed this weekend

This coming weekend, Dec. 1-2, crews will close all eastbound lanes of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard and 92nd Avenue Northeast. During the closure, crews will replace 1,750 lights illuminating the eastbound lanes beneath the SR 520 lids at Evergreen Point Road, 84th Avenue Northeast and 92nd Avenue Northeast. Crews already replaced the lights over the westbound lanes during a weekend closure earlier this month.

Closure details:

  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, all eastbound lanes and ramps of SR 520 will close between Montlake Boulevard and 92nd Avenue Northeast.
  • Eastbound travelers should plan to take I-90 or go around Lake Washington.
  • All westbound lanes and ramps will remain open throughout the weekend.
  • The SR 520 trail will remain open.
  • If you have questions during the weekend work, please call the on-call SR 520 representative at 206-200-9484.

View a map of the closure limits online.