East Link Extension ongoing road closures
Stay up-to-date on upcoming and ongoing long-term lane, street, intersection, highway and on-ramp closures related to the East Link Light rail extension project.
Through January 2020
The trail through Day Street Park will continue to be closed through January 2020 as work continues on the bridge piers and west approach structures. Pedestrians and bicyclists will continue to be detoured around the area.
Work to construct the East Link guideway adjacent to Bellevue Way Southeast will continue in 2019.
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.
5 a.m. to noon: The eastside curb lane will be closed at 5 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. 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 past 12 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. Occasional closures through 8 p.m., with work until 8 p.m. more likely between June and September.
Occasional weekend closures through 2020
112th Avenue Southeast: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As needed, daily lane closures of 112th Avenue Southeast, between Main Street and Southeast 8th Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. People walking, biking and driving should follow the direction of flaggers to safely reach their destination.
112th Avenue Southeast bypass road: During construction of the undercrossing, 112th Avenue Southeast will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Southeast 15th and Southeast 8th. People walking will use a sidewalk/pedestrian path on the west side of 112th Avenue Southeast. The map below, details what people walking, driving and riding bikes can expect. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.
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: 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. The SW HOV ramp is expected to open by May 1, 2020.
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. The sidewalk on the west side of 112th Avenue Southeast between Southeast 8th and Bellevue Way Southeast is also closed. People walking are asked to follow the signed detour route, crossing at the signalized intersections located at Main Street, Southeast 6th, and Southeast 8th. 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.
24-hour closure: Southeast 15th Street is closed and will remain closed for approximately three years, as crews prepare the area for construction of the road-over-rail crossing. Workers and visitors wishing to access Bellefield Office Park can use 114th Avenue Southeast from Southeast 8th Street.
24-hour closure: The parking lots at the Winters House and Blueberry Farm are closed for East Link construction. Access to Mercer Slough Park and the trail system will remain open. During the closure, parking is available at a new temporary parking lot located near the South Bellevue Station site. The new lot is for Mercer Slough Park users and a three-hour maximum will be enforced. Commuter parking will NOT be allowed at this lot.
July 2018 - Fall 2019
Long-term reopening of 110th Avenue Northeast underway
On Monday July 9th, Sound Transit will begin the second phase of the long-term traffic control on a portion of 110th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 4th and Northeast 6th streets. The current full closure will reopen providing access to one lane in each direction. The reopening is necessary to build the East Link light rail north tunnel portal near Bellevue City Hall.
Phase 2 (July 9, 2018 –Summer 2019). One lane of traffic in each direction on 110th Avenue Northeast will be reopened in both the north and southbound direction. This work is scheduled to last about 10 months.
Phase 3 (Summer 2019 – Fall 2019). Phase 3 again requires a full closure of all lanes on 110th Avenue Northeast in the work area as utilities are reinstalled and the roadway restored. This work is scheduled to take 2-3 months to complete. After which the 110th Avenue Northeast will be fully reopened for two-way traffic.
April 2018 to 2021
Long-term closure at 110th Avenue NE in downtown Bellevue
Beginning on Monday, April 16th, 2018, Sound Transit's contractor closed southbound 110th Avenue Northeast and the west sidewalk between Northeast 3rd Place and Northeast 2nd Place in preparation of excavation and construction of a tunnel ventilation and access shaft to the downtown Bellevue tunnel underneath the roadway. This is a long-term closure and is excepted to last until 2021.
2018 - End date TBD
Sound Transit’s contractor crews closed the southbound lane of 136th Pl NE. All traffic on NE 136th will travel north from NE Spring Blvd. towards NE 20th St. No traffic will be allowed on the southbound lane of 136th Pl NE.
Through July 2019
Contractor crews reduced eastbound traffic on Northeast 20th Street to facilitate the installation of utilities at the intersection of Northeast 20th Street and 136th Place Northeast.
Through summer 2019
Sound Transit contractor crews will continue to maintain eastbound traffic on Northeast Spring Boulevard between 134th Avenue Northeast and 136th Place Northeast. The traveling public can expect a traffic shift to the north as contractor crews progress work on the south side of Northeast Spring Boulevard.
No current ongoing closures.