I-90 Two-Way Transit Project

The I-90 Two-Way Transit & HOV Operations project will improve regional mobility by providing safe and reliable two-way transit on I-90 between Bellevue and Seattle. The project will provide full-time HOV lanes for eastbound and westbound traffic on the outer I-90 roadways and will retain the existing reversible lane operations in the center roadway until East Link light rail construction is ready to begin.

The project is being implemented in stages due to timing and availability of funding.

Location: Eastbound and westbound I-90 between Rainier Avenue in Seattle and 80th Ave SE in Mercer Island

Project phase: Phase 3 final design

Budget: $223 million

Planning partners: Sound Transit, City of Mercer Island, City of Seattle, Washington State Department of Transporation and King County Metro Transit