Lane reductions and nighttime work on Bellevue Way Southeast

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Crews working to build Sound Transit's East Link project in south Bellevue will install the final sets of precast concrete girders during the weeks of Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. Lane and ramp closures will be necessary to safely complete installation of girders, and temporary light plants will be used to illuminate the work area. See map below.

Crews are planning a separate full closure of Bellevue Way Southeast and ramps between Bellevue Way Southeast and I-90 over the weekend of Jan. 26-27. More details on the closure and weekend work will be sent out next week.

What

Lane and ramp closures associated with this work:

Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 22-23 night closure, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
  • The I-90 east to northbound Bellevue Way Southeast general purpose and HOV off ramps will be closed. During this closure, ST Express Route 550 will bypass the northbound stop on Bellevue Way Southeast and detour to Bellevue Way Southeast and 112th Avenue Southeast via I-405 and Southeast 8th St. 
  • Bellevue Way Southeast will be reduced to one lane in each direction between I-90 and the 'Y' at 112th Avenue Southeast
Thursday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 28 night closure, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
  • Bellevue Way Southeast will be reduced to one lane in each direction between I-90 and the 'Y' at 112th Avenue Southeast

When

  • Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 22-24 and Monday, Jan. 28, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Where

  • Bellevue Way Southeast, between I-90 and the 'Y' at 112th Avenue Southeast
  • I-90 east to northbound Bellevue Way Southeast general purpose and HOV off-ramps 

More

  • Precast concrete girders measuring 80-120' long and each weighing up to 205,000 lbs. will be trucked in and lifted into place using large mobile cranes.
  • Sound Transit's contractor is permitted to work expanded hours in the I-90 corridor and adjacent to Bellevue Way Southeast, including 24-hour work in this area.
  • Plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
Bellevue Station girder installation map

Contact us

Outreach Specialist: jason.hampton@soundtransit.org or 206-903-7177
After-hours construction hotline: 888-298-2395

Reminder of ongoing closures

  • Bellevue Way Southeast reversible lane configuration
  • Sidewalk closures and detours on Bellevue Way Southeast and 112th Avenue Southeast
  • Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp long term closure
  • 112th Avenue Southeast daytime lane reductions
  • 112th Avenue Southeast bypass road
  • Closure of Southeast 15th at 112th Avenue Southeast
  • Winters House and Blueberry Farm Closure and new temporary lot

Get more information on previously announced long-term and ongoing closures here.

Upcoming night work over I-90

Work continues on the cast-in-place long span rail bridge over I-90. Ramp and lane closures will be necessary to safely complete installation of girders and temporary light plants will be used to illuminate the work area.

Monday-Thursday night (Friday morning) 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Night work to construct the long-span bridges over I-90 is expected to continue into mid-2019. Sound Transit's contractor is permitted to work expanded hours in the I-90 corridor and adjacent to Bellevue Way Southeast, including 24-hour work in this area.

Get more information on long-span construction here.