Upcoming Bellevue Way Southeast partial weekend closure and construction traffic impacts in south Bellevue

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Weekend of Aug. 19-20

Bellevue Way Southeast reduced to one lane and ramps to I-90 closed

Utility relocation work will continue this weekend on Bellevue Way Southeast. Sound Transit's contractor plans to close three lanes of Bellevue Way Southeast from 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19th through 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20th.

During the closure, Bellevue Way Southeast will be reduced to one northbound lane and access to I-90 will be prohibited. The eastbound I-90 ramp to Bellevue Way Southeast will also be closed. Westbound I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way Southeast will be maintained.

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

Map of work and restrictions on Bellevue Way Southeast.

  1. Northbound vehicles will travel in a temporary lane on Bellevue Way Southeast. Access to Sweyolocken Boat Launch will only be available from westbound I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way Southeast. Local access will be maintained to all residential driveways along Bellevue Way Southeast. Emergency access will be maintained.
  2. Access from Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 will be prohibited. The eastbound I-90 ramp to Bellevue Way Southeast will also be closed. Westbound I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way Southeast will be maintained.
  3. Vehicle access and parking at the Temporary Mercer Slough Parking lot will not be available during the weekend closure.
  4. The sidewalk on Bellevue Way Southeast in this area is closed; people biking and walking should seek alternate routes.
  5. 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.
  6. Detour to I-90 and I-405 via 112th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 8th.

Continued from last week: Aug. 12-Aug. 21

Nine-day closure of Bellevue Way Southeast to WB I-90 HOV ramp

Roadway closed: The Bellevue Way Southeast to WB I-90 HOV ramp will remain closed through 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21st.

Work hours: Construction activities are expected to be performed between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. At this time, night time work is not expected during the nine-day closure.

Week of Aug. 21-25

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Sound Transit's contractor may close one northbound lane of 112th Avenue Southeast between Main Street and Southeast 6th for utility work.

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

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: As needed, Sound Transit's contractor may close one northbound lane of Bellevue Way Southeast from the north end of the South Bellevue Station site to the Wye at 112th Avenue Southeast.

Monday-Friday 8 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Daily/overnight closure of the Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp. The duration of these 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. Daily/overnight 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.

Reminder of ongoing closures

24-hour closure: The northbound lanes of 112th Avenue Southeast between Bellevue Way Southeast and Southeast 15th are closed and traffic is diverted to the two southbound lanes (one lane in each direction will remain open). The sidewalk on the east side of 112th Avenue Southeast between Southeast 8th and Bellevue Way Southeast is also closed for approximately four months. People walking can cross 112th Avenue Southeast at Southeast 8th and use the sidewalk on the west side of 112th Avenue Southeast. The speed limit between Bellevue Way Southeast and Main Street has been reduced from 35 mph to 30 mph through the duration of East Link construction. New signage has been posted.

24-hour closure: Southeast 15th Street has been 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 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 Main Street and Southeast 8th is closed. 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 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 NE, 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, access this stop by crossing 112th Avenue Southeast at Southeast 6th.

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.

A look ahead

Sound Transit's contractor expects regular weekend closures to continue into November. Following this weekend's work, Bellevue Way Southeast is expected to remain open over the weekend of Aug. 25-26 and the Labor Day holiday weekend. Following the Labor Day weekend, weekend closures are set to resume.