Choose Your Way Bellevue News and Updates

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.

From Sound Transit: Construction update: Upcoming construction traffic impacts Monday, Nov. 26 – Tuesday, Jan. 1

I-90

In order to safely construct East Link's aerial guideway in south Bellevue, Sound Transit is planning the following closures:

Monday-Thursday (Friday morning) night closures, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.: As needed, the southbound I-405 to westbound I-90 HOV ramp and the I-90 westbound HOV lane between I-405 and the East Channel Bridge.

Bellevue Way Southeast

Weekday lane closures are not expected on Bellevue Way Southeast between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

112th Avenue Southeast

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: As needed, daily lane closures of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Main Street and Southeast 8th Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. People walking, biking and driving should follow the direction of flaggers to safely reach their destination.

Reminder of ongoing closures

  • Bellevue Way Southeast reversible lane configuration (no weekday closures between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day)
  • 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

Get more information on previously announced long-term and ongoing closures here.

Upcoming night work over I-90

Work continues on the cast-in-place long span rail bridge over I-90. Ramp and lane closures will be necessary to safely construct the long span bridge, and temporary light plants will be used to illuminate the work area.

Monday-Thursday night (Friday morning) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Work to construct the long-span bridges over I-90 is expected to continue into mid-2019. Sound Transit's contractor is permitted to work expanded hours in the I-90 corridor and adjacent to Bellevue Way Southeast, including 24-hour work in this area.

Get more information on long-span construction here.

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 11/20/18

Rescheduled night closures on I-405 in Bellevue on Nov 20th

Due to resource availability in proximity to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the scheduled lane closures on I-405 on Nov. 20th have been delayed. Sound Transit's contractor will resume concrete pours over I-405 on the night of Tuesday, Nov. 27th.


For more information

24-hour construction hotline: 888-298-2395

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 11/16/18

Night closures on I-405 in Bellevue on Nov 19th – 20th

Overnight drivers should be aware of upcoming closures on Interstate 405 in downtown Bellevue. Beginning Monday, November 19th, Sound Transit’s contractor will continue concrete pours of horizontal structures over the highway in preparation for elevated light rail. Work is scheduled to occur on the nights of Nov 19th-20th. This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled.

What to expect?

East link construction alertMonday, November 19th
The northbound I-405 HOV lane (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) 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 (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) will be closed while work is occurring.

Crews will close the southbound I-405 HOV lane and one left lane (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) from Northeast 10th Street to Main Street.

The eastern Northeast 8th Street on-ramp to southbound I-405 (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) will also be closed.

 

Tuesday, November 20th

Crews will close the northbound I-405 off-ramp and the southbound on-ramp to and from Northeast 6th Street (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.).

The northbound I-405 HOV lane and one left lane (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) from Northeast 10th Street to Main Street will also be closed.

During the closures, drivers should follow the signed detour.

 

East link construction alert

For more information

24-hour construction hotline: 888-298-2395

From King County Metro Transit - Transit Alert – Ride transit to sporting events and weekend activities; expect some reroutes & delays - 11/15/18

Some King County area transit service will be affected by congestion in and around
Century Link Field on Thursday night and Husky Stadium on Saturday.

With two major sporting events in the Seattle area, fans are encouraged to plan ahead,
share rides where possible, leave early, allow plenty of time and expect extra crowds
and possible delays, especially around parking areas, rail stations and other transit
facilities.

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

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.

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.

Thursday, November 15
Seahawks Game - 5:20 PM kick-off
Commuters heading home and fans heading to the game are advised to expect possibly
significant transit service delays before Thursday night Seahawks game at CenturyLink
Field


Both for ease of travel, and reducing traffic congestion, Seahawks fans are encouraged
to ride regularly scheduled transit service, including Sound Transit Link light rail, to
and from the game.

There is lots of regular transit service to and from the stadium area. Nearly all routes
that travel to or through downtown Seattle stop near CenturyLink Field, and there are
many area park-and-ride lots where fans can park for free, and ride regularly scheduled
transit service
to the stadium area.

Payment of a valid regular fare is required on all transit trips.

Most game-related traffic impacts are expected to be in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer
Square, downtown Seattle and adjacent areas
, however service that travels near or
through those neighborhoods could be delayed in other areas as well.

Metro Route 21 will be rerouted off of 1st Av S between S Holgate St and Edgar
Martinez Dr S, about three hours before the start - and continue until about one hour
after the end - of major stadium events. Start and end times may vary. 

Saturday, November 17
Husky Football  - 1:30 PM kick-off
Metro provides extra service from several locations, and routes 31, 32, 44, 45, 48, 65,
67, 71, 73, 75, 271 and 372 will be rerouted in the Husky Stadium and Montlake areas.
Ride Link light rail to Husky Stadium.

Construction
Known 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.