Construction alert: South Bellevue, 3/1/2018

Mar 1, 2018

In this alert: Weekday construction traffic impacts, Upcoming weekend ramp closures, Early morning concrete pours, and reminder of ongoing closures.

Weekday construction traffic impacts: Week of March 5-9

I-90

Monday, 5 a.m. to Thursday 3 p.m.: Over the next two weeks, the Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp will be closed from 5 a.m. on Monday thorough 3 p.m. on Thursday. The ramp will also be closed from Saturday, March 10th at 5:30 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th. 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 Main 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 southbound lane of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Southeast 8th Street and Bellevue Way Southeast.

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

Southeast 8th Street

Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: In conjunction with work at the intersection of Southeast 8th Street and 112th Avenue Southeast, the eastbound curb lane of Southeast 8th Street will be closed between 112th Avenue Southeast and 114th Avenue 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.

Weekend of March 10-11, closure of three ramps from I-90 to Bellevue Way Southeast and the Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp

Crews will continue work on drilled shafts adjacent to the I-90 ramps and Southeast 30th. Sound Transit's contractor plans to close all ramps from I-90 to Bellevue Way Southeast from Saturday, March 10th at 5:30 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th. Work in the area is expected to begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Crews will also install a concrete pad near the southbound bus stop, across from the station site. The pad will serve as a foundation for temporary bike racks which will be installed in the near future.

During the closure of the I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way Southeast ramps, all lanes of Bellevue Way Southeast will remain open and drivers traveling southbound on Bellevue Way Southeast will continue to have access to eastbound and westbound I-90.

Map of northbound ramp closures for Bellevue Way Southeast.

1. All lanes of Bellevue Way Southeast between the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast and I-90 will remain open.
2. Ramps from southbound Bellevue Way Southeast to westbound and eastbound I-90 will remain open. The Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 HOV ramp will be closed.
3. No access from I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way Southeast.
4. The sidewalk on Bellevue Way Southeast in this area is also closed; people biking and walking should seek alternate routes.
5. Northbound Bus stops on Bellevue Way Southeast, south of the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast will be closed and riders will need to use alternate stops located on Bellevue Way Southeast, north of the Wye. The southbound stop, across from the station site on Bellevue Way Southeast, will also be closed, and riders will need to use alternate stops located on Bellevue Way Southeast, north of the Wye. The stop located south of the station site on the west side of Bellevue Way Southeast will remain open.
6. Detour from I-90 to Bellevue Way Southeast and 112th Avenue Southeast via I-405 and Southeast 8th.

Early morning work at I-90 in Bellevue

Crews plan to begin work between east and westbound I-90 as early as 4 a.m. Monday-Friday, March 5-9th.

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.

  • Daily/overnight closure of the Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp
  • 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