Construction alert: South Bellevue Station, 2/08/2018

Feb 8, 2018

In this alert: Weekday construction traffic impacts, Access changes at Surrey Downs Park, Clearing and vegetation removal along 112th Ave SE, Early morning work at I-90 in Bellevue, and Reminder of ongoing closures

Weekday construction traffic impacts: Week of Feb. 12-16

I-90 Ramps

Monday-Friday 8 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Daily/overnight closure of the Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp. The duration of these closures may vary based on the needs of the contractor, but the ramps are expected to remain open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Daily/overnight closures of the Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp are expected to continue on a regular basis throughout the project. During the closures the contractor is performing work to construct the columns and guideway.

112th Avenue Southeast

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Daily closures of one northbound lane of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Bellevue Way Southeast and Southeast 8th Street.

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.: As needed, in order to complete utility work and facilitate wall construction, Sound Transit's contractor may close one lane of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Main Street and Southeast 8th.

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: As needed, daily closures of one southbound lane of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Bellefield Park Lane and Bellevue Way Southeast.

Bellevue Way Southeast

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Daily closures of one northbound lane of Bellevue Way Southeast, between the South Bellevue Station site and the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast.

Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.: As needed, crews will close one southbound lane of Bellevue Way Southeast, between the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 30th.

Monday-Friday 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.: As needed, survey crews will perform CCTV inspection of storm and sewer lines, and waterline leak detection along Bellevue Way Southeast. One lane in each direction will be maintained at all times.

Surrey Downs Park access changes

The north entrance from 112th Avenue Southeast to Surrey Downs Park and the existing parking area will be closed beginning Thursday, Feb. 15th. Surrey Downs Park will remain open for use until Park construction begins on April 2nd. Between Feb. 15th and April 2nd, access to the park will only be available from within the Surrey Downs neighborhood.

Beginning April 2nd, Surrey Downs Park will remain closed until Park construction is complete. For more information about upcoming construction at Surrey Downs Park, visit the City of Bellevue Surrey Downs Park Development page.

Between Feb. 15th and April 2nd, Sound Transit's contractor will complete the final section of a wall between the future light rail guideway and park. The access changes have been coordinated with City of Bellevue Parks Department staff. Following City of Bellevue construction of a reimagined Surrey Downs Park, a new entrance and parking area will be available off Southeast 4th St., from within the Surrey Downs neighborhood.

Clearing and vegetation removal along 112th Ave SE

Beginning as early as the week of Feb. 12, Sound Transit's contractors will begin clearing trees and understory vegetation in the Sound Transit work zone along 112th Avenue Southeast, between Southeast 6th and Bellefield Park Lane. Trees located where the light rail route will be built need to be removed in order to build the project. Sound Transit has worked closely with the City of Bellevue and Washington State Department of Ecology in development, review and approval of plans for clearing trees and understory vegetation. The preservation of trees to the maximum extent feasible has been a primary project goal throughout project design and into construction. Throughout the corridor, trees that are in close proximity to the work zone but not be negatively impacted by construction or light rail operations will be preserved with protective fencing.

Early morning work at I-90 in Bellevue

Crews plan to begin work between east and westbound I-90 as early as 6 a.m. Monday-Thursday and 4 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16th.

In order to complete necessary work and reopen the Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp by 3 p.m. each day, crews need to begin work earlier. Crews will minimize noisier activities to normal working hours, M-F, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and equipment/vehicles will utilize broadband backup alarms. Sound Transit's contractor is permitted to work expanded hours along Bellevue Way Southeast, including 24-hour work in the area south of the future South Bellevue Station site.

Reminder of ongoing closures

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

  • Sidewalk closures and detours on Bellevue Way Southeast and 112th Avenue Southeast
  • Closure of Southeast 15th at 112th Avenue Southeast
  • Winters House and Blueberry Farm Closure and new temporary lot