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.

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Judkins Park

Through January 2019

The trail through Day Street Park will continue to be closed through January 2019 as work continues on the bridge piers and west approach structures. Pedestrians and bicyclists will continue to be detoured around the area.

East Link Extension Judkins Park pedestrian trail detour map

Pedestrian detour map.

East Link Judkins Park bike detour map

Bicycle detour map.

Through late 2020

The HOV lanes at I-90 will close for up to two years to accommodate Judkins Park Station construction. Bus stops located in this area will remain open during construction. This work may also require intermittent sidewalk closures.

Judkin's Park Rainier Avenue HOV lane closures map
Rainier Avenue sidewalk detours

Intermittent sidewalk closures along Rainier Avenue South at I-90 will occur to accommodate station construction. During this time, one sidewalk on Rainier Avenue South will remain open at all times between South Charles Street and South Massachusetts Street. See maps below for general detour routes. Detour signage will be in place to safely direct pedestrians to their destinations.

Rainier Avenue eastern sidewalk closure map.
Rainier Avenue western sidewalk closure map.

South Bellevue

Bellevue Way Southeast reversible lane configuration (no weekday closures between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day): 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.

East Link Extension South Bellevue Station Bellevue Way lane configuration changes

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. 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 after 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.

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.

East Link Extension South Bellevue 112th Avenue Southeast bypass road map

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.

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.

Central Bellevue

July 2018 - Fall 2019

Long-term reopening of 110th Avenue Northeast underway

On Monday July 9th, Sound Transit began 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 Link light rail north tunnel portal near Bellevue City Hall.

Phase 2 (July 9, 2018 – approximately Spring 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 (approximately Spring 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.

East Link Extension Central Bellevue 110th Avenue Northeast reopening map


No current ongoing closures.


No current ongoing closures.