Bellevue Way Southeast and ramps to I-90 closed

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Weekend July 15-16

Utility relocation work will continue this weekend on Bellevue Way Southeast. Sound Transit's contractor plans to close all lanes of Bellevue Way Southeast from Saturday, July 15th at 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 16th.

During the closure, all lanes of Bellevue Way Southeast between the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast and I-90 will be closed. During the closure, all ramps between Bellevue Way Southeast and I-90 will be closed. Local access will be maintained to all residential driveways along Bellevue Way Southeast. Emergency access will be maintained.

Map of roadwork related to the East Link Extension.

  1. All ramps between Bellevue Way Southeast and I-90 will be closed. Vehicle access and parking at the Winters House, Blueberry Farm Sweyolocken Boat launch will be not available during the closure.
  2. All lanes of Bellevue Way Southeast between the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast and I-90 will be closed. Local access will be maintained to all residential driveways along Bellevue Way Southeast. Emergency access will be maintained.
  3. The sidewalk on Bellevue Way Southeast in this area will also close; people biking and walking should seek alternate routes.
  4. 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.
  5. Detour to I-90 and I-405 via 112th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 8th.

During the closure, Sound Transit's contractor will continue work to install and relocate utilities along Bellevue Way Southeast.

Week of July 17-21

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: One northbound lane of Bellevue Way Southeast will be closed from the north end of the South Bellevue Station site to the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast.

Monday-Wednesday 8 p.m. to 3 p.m.: The Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp will be closed. The duration of these daily 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., except during the upcoming nine-day closures. Daily/nightly 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.

Thursday, July 20, starting at 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Friday, July 28: Nine-day closure Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 ramp west HOV ramp.

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.: As needed, Sound Transit's contractor may close one southbound lane on 112th Avenue Southeast, between Main Street and Southeast 6th.

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Daily closure of one northbound lane and sidewalk (east side) on 112th Avenue Southeast, between Southeast 15th and Bellevue Way Southeast. These daily closures will continue until the northbound lanes of 112th Avenue Southeast between Bellevue Way Southeast and Southeast 15th are closed and traffic will be diverted to the two southbound lanes (one lane in each direction will remain open), which is expected to happen later this month. At this time, the sidewalk on the eastside of 112th Avenue Southeast between Southeast 8th and Bellevue Way Southeast will also close for approximately four months.

Reminder of ongoing closures

24-hour closure: The sidewalk on Bellevue Way Southeast between the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast and the South Bellevue Station site is closed. This closure will continue for approximately 2 ½ years; people biking and walking should seek alternate routes.

24-hour closure: The sidewalk on the west side of 112th Avenue Southeast, between East Main and Southeast 6th is closed due to construction activities on the west side of 112th Avenue Southeast. People walking are asked to use the sidewalk on the east side of 112th Avenue Southeast, crossing at the signalized intersections located at Main Street and Southeast 6th. The King County Metro bus stop located between Main Street and Southeast 4th has been relocated to a new location on the west side of 112th Avenue Northeast, north of Main Street. The King County Metro stop located south of Southeast 4th has been relocated to a new location on the west side of 112th Avenue Southeast, south of Southeast 6th.

A look ahead

Sound Transit's contractor expects regular weekend closures to continue into the fall. However, weekend closures of Bellevue Way Southeast are not anticipated for the weekends of July 22-23, July 29-30 and August 5-6. A full closure similar to what will occur the weekend of July 15-16 is expected to be repeated over the weekend of August 12-13.

Beginning as early as Monday, July 24th, Southeast 15th Street will be closed for approximately three years, as crews begin preparing the area for construction of the road-over-rail crossing. Workers and visitors wishing to access Bellefield Office Park will use 114th Avenue Southeast from Southeast 8th Street.