In this alert: Upcoming weekend closures, Weekday construction traffic impacts, Early morning concrete pours, and Reminder of ongoing closures
Weekend of April 21-22: Full closure of 112th Ave SE between Bellevue Way SE and SE 8th Street
The second of two weekend closures of all lanes on 112th Avenue Southeast, between Bellevue Way Southeast and Southeast 8th is scheduled during the weekend of April 21-22. 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 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.
Weekday construction traffic impacts: April 23-27
Monday-Thursday (Friday morning) 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.: In order to safely construct columns and column caps for the East Link elevated guideway in south Bellevue, Sound Transit's contractor plans to close all ramps from I-90 to Bellevue Way Southeast. 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.
24-hour closure: Starting Monday, April 16, Sound Transit's contractor closed the Bellevue Way Southeast 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 Southeast.
112th Avenue Southeast
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: As needed, In order to complete utility crossings between Main Street and Southeast 6th Street, crews will alternate the sidewalk between the east and west side of 112th Avenue Southeast. Signed detours will be in place for pedestrians and bicyclists.
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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Daily closures of one southbound lane of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Main Street 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 southbound lane of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Southeast 8th Street and Bellevue Way Southeast.
Bellevue Way Southeast
Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Work is set to begin on the light rail trench and guideway adjacent to Bellevue Way Southeast, between the South Bellevue Station site and the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast. Throughout the project, two lanes will be maintained in the peak direction: northbound in the morning and southbound in the afternoon. Sound Transit's contractor will use cones and lane delineators to guide traffic along Bellevue Way Southeast. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.
What to expect:
In order to work in the eastside curb lane while maintaining two lanes of traffic in the peak direction (northbound 6-10 a.m. and southbound 2-6 p.m.) crews will use the ‘southbound center lane' as a reversible traffic lane. At times, northbound vehicles will travel in what is normally a southbound lane.
The graphic above illustrates the direction of traffic flow throughout the day. Tail lights indicate vehicles traveling northbound and headlights represent vehicles traveling southbound. During all work activity the eastside curb lane will be closed and occasional mid-day closures (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) of a second lanes may be needed. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and during most weekends, all lanes will be open to traffic.
6 a.m. to 10 a.m.: The eastside curb lane will be closed at 6 a.m., but work will not begin until 7 a.m. Two lanes of northbound traffic and one lane of southbound traffic will be maintained. Drivers needing to access 112th Avenue Southeast will need to travel in the furthest right open lane.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Occasional closures of two eastside lanes. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Crews do not plan to close the second lane during the week of April 23rd. Typically when the second lane is not closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. configuration maintaining two lanes of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will continue until 2 p.m.
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: The eastside curb lane will be closed. One lane of northbound traffic and two lanes of southbound traffic will be maintained. 2Occasional closures through 8 p.m., with work until 8 p.m. more likely between June and September.
Early morning work at I-90 in Bellevue
Starting Monday, April 16, 2018 crews with Sound Transit's contractor initiated night work to construct columns and column caps in advance of elevated guideway construction in south Bellevue. Night work supporting this activity is expected to last for eight weeks.
Work hours: 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Equipment: Cranes, concrete trucks, concrete pump rigs, light plants, generators and aerial lifts
Noise: There will be noise from cranes, steel beam erection, concrete trucks and associated equipment while crews set steel falsework, forms, install steel rebar cages, place concrete in forms and remove forms. 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.
Traffic impacts: The work will require the closure of all I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way Southeast ramps from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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.
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