Choose Your Way Bellevue News and Updates

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: South Bellevue Station - 10/24/18

  • Weekend lane closure and early work on Bellevue Way Southeast
  • Weekday construction traffic impacts
  • Night work
  • Reminder of ongoing closures

Weekend lane closure and early work on Bellevue Way Southeast

Saturday, Oct. 27th, Sound Transit's contractor will close the northbound curb lane of Bellevue Way Southeast. Anticipated closure hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The single lane closure is needed while crews haul off material during construction of the light rail trench along Bellevue Way Southeast. These closures are expected to continue through mid-November.


Weekday construction traffic impacts: Monday, Oct. 28 – Friday, Nov. 2

I-90 Bike trail and 108th Avenue Southeast

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.: In order to install a storm drain line, crews will close one lane of 108th Avenue Southeast near Enatai Beach Park, Sound Transit's contractor will reduce 108th Avenue Southeast to one lane between Southeast 34th Street and Southeast Lake Road. Flaggers will be onsite actively directing traffic. During the closure, people on bikes will be asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the work area. People biking and driving should follow the direction of flaggers to safely reach their destination. During non-work hours, metal plates will cover the work area, but people biking and driving should proceed with caution.

This work is expected to last through early November.

I-90

Monday-Thursday (Friday morning) night closures, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.: In order to safely construct East Link's aerial guideway in south Bellevue, Sound Transit's contractor plans to close the southbound I-405 to westbound I-90 HOV ramp and the I-90 westbound HOV lane between I-405 and the East Chanel Bridge.

Bellevue Way Southeast

In order to work in the eastside curb lane while maintaining two lanes of traffic in the peak direction (northbound 6-10 a.m. and southbound 2-6 p.m.) crews will use the 'southbound center lane' as a reversible traffic lane. At times, northbound vehicles will travel in what is normally a southbound lane.

Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Work is set to begin on the light rail trench and guideway adjacent to Bellevue Way Southeast, between the South Bellevue Station site and the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast. Throughout the project, 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 Southeast. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 25-26 and Monday, Oct. 29 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Occasional closures of two eastside lanes. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction.

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

112th Avenue Southeast

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: As needed, daily closures of one southbound lane of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Main Street and Southeast 8th Street.


Night work near I-90 and 7 a.m. Saturday start time in south Bellevue

Work to construct the long span light rail track over I-90 continues. Typical work hours are Monday-Friday (Saturday morning) 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., occasional night work may also occur on Saturdays (Sunday Mornings). More information about long span construction can be found here.

As needed, crews will continue to start work at 7 a.m. along Bellevue Way and at the South Bellevue Station site.


Reminder of ongoing closures

For information on previously announced long-term and ongoing closures click here.

  • Bellevue Way Southeast reversible lane configuration
  • Sidewalk closures and detours on Bellevue Way Southeast and 112th Avenue Southeast
  • Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp long term closure
  • 112th Avenue Southeast bypass road
  • Closure of Southeast 15th at 112th Avenue Southeast
  • Winters House and Blueberry Farm Closure and new temporary lot

For more information

24-hour construction hotline: 888-298-2395

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 10/22/18

Map of lane closures in downtown Bellevue for Oct. 22, 2018.

Lane closures on 112th Avenue Southeast and 116th Avenue Northeast in downtown Bellevue

Drivers should be aware of lane closures in downtown Bellevue. Beginning on Monday, Oct. 22th, Sound Transit's contractor will be closing lanes in preparation for the East Link light rail.

Day lane closure on 112th Avenue Southeast (Oct. 22th – Oct. 26th) From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., one right southbound lane on 112th Avenue Southeast adjacent to the Hilton parking lot driveway will be closed between Main Street and Southeast 6th Street in preparation for construction of a pedestrian crossing and bus pullout.

Night lane closures on 116th Avenue Northeast  (Oct. 22th – Oct. 25th) Each night, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., various lanes on 116th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 8th Street and Northeast 4th Street will be closed adjacent to Lincoln Center & Cadillac of Bellevue to adjust falsework.

What to expect

  • One lane in each direction on 116th Avenue Northeast will be maintained at the work site while work is occurring.
  • The sidewalks will be closed along the west side of 112th Avenue Southeast adjacent to the work area. All other sidewalks will be maintained at work sites while work is ocurrring.
  • Access to 116 Coast Hotel and Cadillac of Bellevue will remain open.
  • Types of equipment are flatbed trucks, aerial lifts, small generators, light plants, cranes, and saws.
  • Please follow the direction of flaggers and signed detours to safely access your destination.

For more information

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: South Bellevue Station - 10/18/18

In this alert:

  • Weekday construction traffic impacts
  • Night work
  • Reminder of ongoing closures

Weekday construction traffic impacts: Monday, Oct. 22 – Friday, Oct. 26

I-90 Bike trail and 108th Avenue Southeast

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.: In order to install a storm drain line, crews will close one lane of 108th Avenue Southeast near Enatai Beach Park, Sound Transit's contractor will reduce 108th Avenue Southeast to one lane between Southeast 34th Street and Southeast Lake Road. Flaggers will be onsite actively directing traffic. During the closure, people on bikes will be asked to dismount and walk their bikes through the work area. People biking and driving should follow the direction of flaggers to safely reach their destination. During non-work hours, metal plates will cover the work area, but people biking and driving should proceed with caution.

This work is expected to last through early November.

I-90

Monday-Thursday (Friday morning) night closures, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.: In order to safely construct East Link's aerial guideway in south Bellevue, Sound Transit's contractor plans to close the southbound I-405 to westbound I-90 HOV ramp and the I-90 westbound HOV lane between I-405 and the East Chanel Bridge.

Bellevue Way Southeast

In order to work in the eastside curb lane while maintaining two lanes of traffic in the peak direction (northbound 6-10 a.m. and southbound 2-6 p.m.) crews will use the 'southbound center lane' as a reversible traffic lane. At times, northbound vehicles will travel in what is normally a southbound lane.

Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Work is set to begin on the light rail trench and guideway adjacent to Bellevue Way Southeast, between the South Bellevue Station site and the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast. Throughout the project, 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 Southeast. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.

Friday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Oct. 23 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Occasional closures of two eastside lanes. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction.

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

112th Avenue Southeast

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: As needed, daily closures of one southbound lane of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Main Street and Southeast 8th Street.


Night work near I-90 and 7 a.m. Saturday start time in south Bellevue

Work to construct the long span light rail track over I-90 continues. Typical work hours are Monday-Friday (Saturday morning) 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., occasional night work may also occur on Saturdays (Sunday Mornings). More information about long span construction can be found here.

As needed, crews will continue to start work at 7 a.m. along Bellevue Way and at the South Bellevue Station site.


Reminder of ongoing closures

For information on previously announced long-term and ongoing closures click here.

  • Bellevue Way Southeast reversible lane configuration
  • Sidewalk closures and detours on Bellevue Way Southeast and 112th Avenue Southeast
  • Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp long term closure
  • 112th Avenue Southeast bypass road
  • Closure of Southeast 15th at 112th Avenue Southeast
  • Winters House and Blueberry Farm Closure and new temporary lot

For more information

24-hour construction hotline: 888-298-2395

From King County Metro: Employer Services - Be ready for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure

In preparation for the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on January 11, 2019, the Seattle Department of Transportation invites employers to join partners WSDOT, Metro, and Commute Seattle on October 22 for an open house Q+A session on the Viaduct closure and the Waterfront Tunnel opening.  We encourage all employers to attend this valuable information session.

The closure of the Viaduct on January 11 and the following three weeks without SR 99 connecting through downtown will significantly impact local and regional traffic patterns. The opening of the tunnel in late January will further change how people get around.

As an employer, this is the time to plan ahead for impacts to employee commutes as well as to freight and operations.  This is your chance to ask questions of the transportation agencies, learn about resources available to support you and employees through the upcoming challenges, and talk to your peers about strategies to maintain mobility during this time. 

Location: Commute Seattle, 1809 7th Avenue Suite 900

Time: 11 AM-1PM – presentations from 11-12, Q+A from 12-1

Date: October 22, 2018

RSVP by October 19th  - please click here

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: Judkins Park - 10/16/18

Rainier Avenue closures cancelled for weekends of 10/19 and 10/26

This past weekend, crews completed demolition and removal of one of the I-90 westbound bridges, crossing Rainier Avenue S. The planned closures for the weekends of October 19-22 and 26-29 have been cancelled. Thank you for your patience as we completed this work!

View of the demolished bridge looking east.

View of the demolished bridge looking east.

Rainier Ave

Rendering of the future station entrance on the eastern side of Rainier Avenue

Upcoming Rainier Avenue lane and sidewalk closures

Now that bridge demolition has been completed, crews will begin utility work and lane restriping. This work may require intermittent lane and sidewalk closures on Rainier Ave. S at I-90. During this time, one sidewalk on Rainier Ave. S will remain open at all times between S. Charles St. and S. Massachusetts St.. The maps below describe general detour routes and detour signage will be in place to safely direct pedestrians to their destinations

Rainier Ave ClosureRainier Ave


For more information

24-hour construction hotline: 888-298-2395

King County Metro Transit: Weekend Transit Alert - 10/12/18

Some King County area transit service will be affected by community and construction
events and activities this weekend.

Transit reroute start and end times, routing, and other details may be subject to change.
Use regularly published timetables, allow plenty of travel time and expect possible
delays.

Even when it is affected by traffic, construction, temporary reroutes or delays, riding
transit and Link Light rail are still a great ways to get around our community and to most
local events and activities, where there is usually congestion and limited parking.

Text for departures
At - or on your way to - your stop, text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the
next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

Weekend highlights
SR-99 southbound between Battery St & Spokane St
From Friday evening, October 12 at 9:00 PM, through Monday morning, October 15 at
5:00 AM, transit service that travels south along SR-99 between Battery St and
Spokane St will be rerouted off of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Northbound service will not
be affected.

WSDOT’s ‘Revive I-5’ weekend lane restrictions
Buses traveling on northbound I-5 between Martin Luther King Jr Way S and Olive Way
may be delayed or rerouted due to lane reductions associated with Washington State
Department of Transportation’s Revive I-5
project.

Transit riders should expect service delays on surface streets adjacent to this section of
the I-5 corridor.  I-5 buses may be rerouted to surface streets, causing delays, but no
changes to bus stops served.

Rainier Avenue at I-90 will be closed for up to three weekends in October
Metro routes 7 and 106 will be rerouted in both directions off of Rainier Av S between S
Massachusetts St and S Jackson St, and may be delayed due to construction of
Judkins Park Station for the Sound Transit East Link expansion.

Trailhead Direct – seasonal weekend service to hiking trails
The 2018 season for Trailhead Direct will end at the end of service on Sunday, October
28.
Three Trailhead Direct routes provide service to the Issaquah Alps, Mount Si & Mt
Teneriffe
, and Mailbox Peak trailheads.

Riding Trailhead Direct requires payment of a regular Metro fare in both directions with
cash, ORCA or the Transit GO mobile app.

Hike safely. Take plenty of water; let someone know where you are going, and be
aware that cell service availability may be limited.

Sign up for Trailhead Direct service advisories under the ‘Metro Community
Connections’ category, or check for updates before you go.

Saturday, October 13
Puget Sound Heart Walk
On Saturday, October 13, from 7:00 to 11:00 AM, Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11,
13, 24, 26, 28, 33, 40, 47, 49, 62, 70, 131, 132, the RapidRide C, D & E lines, and
Sound Transit Express routes 522, 545 and 554 will be rerouted in the Belltown and
downtown Seattle areas during the Puget Sound Heart Walk.

Sunday, October 14
Dawg Dash
On Sunday, October 14, from the start of service until 11:00 AM, Metro routes 32, 43,
44, 48, 49, 67, 70, 75, 271 and 372 will be rerouted off the University of Washington
campus and a portion of 15th Av NE during the Dawg Dash event.

Construction
Known planned construction-related impacts to transit service are posted in Metro’s
online Service Advisories table and sent to Transit Alert subscribers.  It’s a good idea to
sign up for Transit Alerts or otherwise check for a service advisory before you travel.

Additional information
Visit Metro’s website for complete information about Metro and regional transportation
services.

See Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised Metro bus service,
routing and stops for most planned events.

Sign up for Transit Alerts or check for a service advisory before you travel.

Use Metro’s online or mobile regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and
for information about bus stops, schedules, predicted times at stops and other
information.

Use Metro’s text for departures tool. Text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when
the next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

Visit the King County Water Taxi site for information about regular and holiday Water
Taxi operation.

Visit the Community TransitPierce TransitSound Transit or Washington State
Ferries
 websites for information about services provided by Metro’s regional transit
partners.

For non-transit traffic or other local updates, check media sources,
follow @seattledot or visit
 - https://twitter.com/seattledot
 - https://twitter.com/SeattlePD    
or other relevant sites.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services.

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 10/11/18

Night closures on I-405 in Bellevue on Oct 17th

Night closures on I-405 in Bellevue on Oct 17thOvernight drivers should be aware of upcoming closures on Interstate 405 in downtown Bellevue. On Wednesday, October 17th, Sound Transit’s contractor will concrete pour horizontal structures over the highway in preparation for elevated light rail. This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled.

 

What to expect?

This night work is scheduled to occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Crews will close the southbound I-405 HOV lane and one left lane from Northeast 10th Street to Main Street.

The northbound I-405 HOV lane and one left lane from Northeast 10th Street to Main Street will be closed.

The northbound I-405 off-ramp and the southbound on-ramp to and from Northeast 6th Street will be closed while work is occurring.

The eastbound Northeast 8th Street on-ramp to southbound I-405 will also be closed.

During the closures, drivers should follow the signed detour.


For more information

From Sound Transit: Construction Alert - Mercer Island Station - 10/10/18

Intersection improvements coming to 76th Avenue Southeast and North Mercer Way

Beginning as early as Monday Oct. 15, crews working for Sound Transit will begin making improvements at two areas near the Mercer Island Station: at the intersection of 76th Avenue Southeast and North Mercer Way and at the sidewalk adjacent to the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride.

At the intersection of 76th Avenue and North Mercer Way, crews will install a pedestrian activated crossing signal and new ADA accessible ramps.

Map of 76th Avenue Southeast and North Mercer Way.

Crews will also install pedestrian and cyclists improvements on the north side of Mercer Way, adjacent to the Park-and-Ride. These improvements are intended to reduce potential conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists. Crews will add pavement markings to delineate the sidewalk and path and will move and modify bus shelters to improve sight lines.

Mercer Island Park-and-Ride changes.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Work is planned to occur daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is anticipated to last approximately two weeks.
  • Pavement sawcutting and minimal excavation will occur. Intermittent noise and dust may be noticeable.
  • Crews will close one bus shelter at a time during construction.
  • Vehicles and pedestrians will be detoured during this work as crews will work in the right of way. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.

Ongoing I-90 ramp closures

As steel supports continue to be installed for the 80th Avenue Southeast head house, crews will continue to close both the east- and westbound Island Crest Way HOV on and off-ramps daily, during off-peak hours during Oct. These closures are necessary to continue erecting steel and completing the station's sound walls. Drivers can use the West Mercer Way and 76th Avenue Southeast westbound on-ramps and the West Mercer Way and 77th Avenue eastbound off-ramps during these closures.

Closures are planned to occur daily but may happen sporadically. Drivers should pay attention to signage and overhead reader boards for more information.

Map of Mercer Island I-90 HOV ramp closures in October 2018.


For more information

24-hour construction hotline: 888-298-2395

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: Judkins Park Station

REMINDER: Rainier Avenue at I-90 closed this weekend, Oct. 12 -15

Crews will close Rainier Avenue at I-90 this weekend, beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 until 5 a.m. Monday Oct. 15. During this time, crews will demolish one of the westbound I-90 bridges to make room for the future entrances to the Judkins Park Station. More information about detours and bus reroutes can be found here.

To complete this work, additional weekend closures have been scheduled for the weekends of Oct. 19-22 and 26-29. Please note, these additional closures may not be necessary and an updated notice will be provided.

What to expect:

  • Work will occur from 11 p.m. Friday – 5 a.m. Monday, during the weekends of Oct. 12-15, Oct. 19-22 and Oct. 26 – 29. Please note: not all closures may be necessary.
  • Intermittent noise and vibration may be noticeable as crews demolish and remove a portion of the I-90 roadway. This work is unavoidably noisy and crews will use best management practices to mitigate noise to the greatest extent possible.
  • Rainier Avenue South will be closed at I-90. The westbound I-90 off-ramp to Rainier Avenue South will be closed. All other ramps will remain open.
  • Traffic will be detoured to 23rd Avenue South (northbound direction only) and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South.
  • Sidewalks in this area will also be closed and pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured to surrounding streets. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely reach your destination during these closures.
  • Metro bus routes 7 and 106 will be detoured during these closures to Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. Bus stops on Rainier Avenue South between South Jackson Street and South Massachusetts Street will not be served by routes 7 or 106 during the closures. Bus stops at Rainier Avenue South and South Charles Street (to enter and exit I-90) will remain open and serviced by ST Express 554. More information about detours can be found here.

Detour Map


For more information