South Bellevue Station
Located on Bellevue Way SE at the current South Bellevue Park-and-Ride site, this station includes bus and paratransit transfer facilities and 1,500 parking stalls.
- Elevated center-platform station located at the existing South Bellevue Park & Ride site
- Expands the adjacent park-and-ride to approximately 1,500 stalls with the construction of a multi-level parking garage
- Multi-modal transportation hub with paratransit, transfers to bus service and connections to a bike and pedestrian trail
- Connection to Mercer Slough Nature Park
- Covered bicycle storage
- Passenger drop-off/pick-up area
- Bus layover area
- Public art
Issues for final design
- Final architectural features
- Artist selection
- Construction staging, schedule and methods
See most recent design materials in the document archive.
Sound Transit crews will be building light rail in South Bellevue between I-90 and East Main Street beginning as early as January 2017.
What to expect during construction:
- Construction will typically occur between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Night and extended hour weekend work will occur.
- Reduced travel lanes and traffic shifts along Bellevue Way and 112th Avenue SE.
- Infrequent full road closures with signed detours during weekends.
- Local and emergency access maintained to neighborhoods and businesses.
- Announcements of major traffic changes will be made in advance. Signs will guide motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists get around construction.
- The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride will be closed for approximately five years during construction as contractors will use the site to stage equipment and materials for building the light rail track, South Bellevue Station and new 1,500-stall parking garage. Sound Transit and the City of Bellevue will explore opportunities with the contactor to open the park-and-ride earlier if possible. For more information about travel options, including new park-and-ride lots opening soon, check out our document archive page. Visit www.justonetrip.org to learn about alternative travel options and incentives being provided during the closure.
- Trail access to the Mercer Slough Nature Park will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists between SE 30th Street and 112th Avenue SE.
- The Winters House and retail portion of the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm will be closed during construction.
- SE 4th Street will permanently close, allowing emergency vehicle access only.
- Construction will occur at Enatai Beach Park as crews will be using the area to perform improvements to the I-90 bridge columns that are located in the park. A portion of the park will also be used for staging materials and equipment necessary to build light rail. Enatai Beach Park will remain open during construction.
Construction schedules are subject to change as construction contacts are awarded. Sound Transit anticipates hiring a contractor to build the South Bellevue portion of East Link in fall 2016. Before construction begins, Sound Transit will host a construction kick-off meeting as an opportunity for the community to meet the contractor and learn more about the construction process.
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For issues that need immediate attention during construction after normal business hours, call Sound Transit’s 24-hour construction hotline at 888-298-2395.
- PROJECT: Garage Façade Artworks
- ARTIST: Katy Stone (Seattle)
- DESCRIPTION: Stone’s impression of Mercer Slough is of constant movement: wind in the trees, birds flying through the air, little waves in the water. She has captured that feeling in her sculpture, designed to seem like a stand of cattails blowing in the wind. Stone has also created a perforated screen with a pattern reminiscent of ripples in the waters of the Slough for the station garage façade.
- WEB: http://www.katystone.net
- PROJECT: Guideway Acoustic Panels and Station Columns
- ARTIST: Vicki Scuri (Lake Forest Park, WA)
- DESCRIPTION: On visits to Mercer Slough, Scuri was struck by the feeling of being under a canopy of dappled light. She will simulate that experience with patterns of local flora topping the guideway for hundreds of feet, on panels which will shield train noise from the surrounding neighborhood. Scuri’s artwork is made of complex leaf-like drawings with colors layered and rotated to create surfaces that change gradually over the length of the station. Giant-size painted leaves also wrap the station support columns in seasonal colors.
- WEB: http://www.vickiscuri.com/
No events are scheduled
- Dec 6, 2016: Mercer Island station in the final design phase
- Nov 23, 2016: Project update: East Link Extension
- Nov 1, 2016: Bellevue and Sound Transit to host free Business Resource Forum Nov. 14
- Oct 4, 2016: Lane closures on 110th Avenue NE
- Aug 24, 2016: Field work happening along 140th Ave NE.
- Aug 24, 2016: 110th Avenue NE in downtown Bellevue set to reopen