In this alert: Upcoming weekend closures, Weekday construction traffic impacts, Early morning concrete pours, Reminder of ongoing closures
Weekends of April 7-8 and April 21-22: Full closure of 112th Avenue SE between Bellevue Way SE and SE 8th Street
This construction alert has been updated to reflect a change in the weekend closure dates for 112th Avenue Southeast between Bellevue Way Southeast and Southeast 8th Street.
Sound Transit’s contractor is planning two weekend closures of all lanes on 112th Ave SE, between Bellevue Way SE and SE 8th. The weekend closures are needed to relocate utilities in the roadway and perform utility crossings. Additional closures may be necessary to complete this work.
Anticipated closure dates:
- Saturday, April 7th from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8th
- Saturday, April 21st from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22nd
Local access to Bellfield Residential Park will be maintained. Flaggers and uniformed police officers will actively assist with traffic control and driveway access. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.
Weekend of April 14-15: Closure of three ramps from I-90 to Bellevue Way SE and the Bellevue Way SE to I-90 west HOV ramp
In advance of column construction adjacent to the ramps leading from I-90 to Bellevue Way SE, Sound Transit’s contractor will perform work to prepare the area for column construction. Crews will remove and replace concrete barrier, and install asphalt paving and striping.
Sound Transit’s contractor plans to close all ramps from I-90 to Bellevue Way SE from Saturday, April 14th at 5:30 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 15th. Work in the area is expected to begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
What to expect:
- All lanes of Bellevue Way SE between the Wye at 112th Ave SE and I-90 will remain open.
- Ramps from southbound Bellevue Way SE to westbound and eastbound I-90 will remain open. The Bellevue Way SE to I-90 HOV ramp will be closed.
- No access from I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way SE
- The sidewalk on Bellevue Way Southeast in this area is also closed; people biking and walking should seek alternate routes.
- 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. Southbound stops on Bellevue Way will remain open.
Detour from I-90 to Bellevue Way SE and 112th Ave SE via I-405 and SE 8th.
Weekday Construction traffic impacts: April 9-13 and April 16-20
Tuesday, April 10th: Early morning ramp closure of the westbound I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way SE ramp. Wednesday morning, from 2 a.m. - 5 a.m., ramps from westbound I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way SE will be closed while Sound Transit’s contractor delivers materials and strips forms from columns.
During the overnight closure, all lanes of Bellevue Way SE will remain open and drivers traveling southbound on Bellevue Way SE will continue to have access to eastbound and westbound I-90. Detour to Bellevue Way SE via I-405 at the 112th Ave SE exit.
Monday-Friday 8 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Daily/overnight closure of the Bellevue Way SE 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 SE 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.
24-hour closure: Beginning Monday, April 16, for approximately 120 days, Sound Transit’s contractor will close the Bellevue way SE to I-90 west HOV ramp. This closure is necessary to provide a safe work area and maintain safety for the traveling public. During the closure, crews will construct elevated columns and pier caps adjacent to and over the ramps from I-90 to Bellevue Way SE.
112th Avenue SE
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily closures of one northbound lane of 112th Avenue SE, between Bellevue Way SE and Main Street.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily closures of one southbound lane of 112th Avenue SE, between Main Street and SE 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 southbound lane of 112th Avenue SE, between SE 8th Street and Bellevue Way SE.
Bellevue Way SE
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily closures of one northbound lane of Bellevue Way SE, between the South Bellevue Station site and the Wye at 112th Avenue SE.
Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. As needed, crews will close one southbound lane of Bellevue Way SE, between the Wye at 112th Avenue SE and SE 30th.
Early Morning work at I-90 in Bellevue
Delivery of materials and work to strip column forms near SE 30th is scheduled to take place Tuesday, April 10th between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Crews plan to begin work between east and westbound I-90 as early as 4 a.m. Monday-Friday, April 9th- 13th.
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
- Sidewalk closures and detours on Bellevue Way SE and 112th Ave SE
- Closure of SE 15th at 112th Ave SE
- Winters House and Blueberry Farm Closure and new temporary lot