Upcoming construction traffic impacts: Upcoming full closure of westbound I-90 at Bellevue Way Southeast

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Upcoming full closure of westbound I-90 at Bellevue Way Southeast

What

Sound Transit's contractor has completed the first half of the long span bridge over I-90 and crews plan to move the 'traveler crane' in order to complete the remainder of the bridge. In order to safely disassemble and move the crane, crews are planning an overnight full closure of westbound I-90 between I-405 and Bellevue Way Southeast. In order to minimize disruption to drivers, crews will utilize the closure to complete additional work. 

When

  • Full closure: Monday, April 1st (Tuesday morning) – Tuesday, April 2nd (Wednesday morning): Work requiring a full closure is expected to last one or two nights. Ramps will begin to close at 8 p.m. and the full closure of I-90 will last from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. All lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.

Where

  • Ramp closures: I-405 south to I-90 west HOV ramp, I-405 south to I-90 west general purpose ramp, I-405 north to I-90 west ramp; Richards Road and Southeast 32nd to westbound I-90; 142nd Place Southeast to westbound I-90 HOV Ramp.
  • Lane closures: All lanes of westbound I-90 between I-405 and Bellevue Way Southeast. Ramps from Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 will remain open.

More

  • Westbound I-90 detour: Drivers should follow detour signs onto I-405 north. Cars will exit onto Southeast 8th Street and follow detour signs toward Bellevue Way Southeast. Trucks over 10,000 GVW are to use the I-405 to I-5 detour.
  • 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.
  • Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage in order to safely reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
I-90 full closure map

Nightly ramp/lane closures

Following next week's full closures of westbound I-90, crews will implement partial closures in order to complete disassembly of the traveler crane and to install conduits below the East Mercer overpass.

When

  • Wednesday, April 3rd (Thursday morning): Three lanes of westbound I-90 (11 p.m. to 5 a.m.) and the following ramps will close:
    • 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Bellevue Way Southeast to westbound I-90
    • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.: I-405 to westbound I-90 general purpose ramps
    • 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Richards Rd/ Southeast 32nd Street to westbound I-90 ramps
    • One lane of westbound I-90 will remain open during this closure
  • Thursday April 4th (Friday morning): Two right lanes of westbound I-90 and the ramp from Bellevue Way Southeast to westbound I-90 (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) will close. Two lanes of westbound I-90 will remain open during this closure.

Where

  • Westbound I-90, ramps from I-405 to westbound I-90, and the ramp from Bellevue Way Southeast to westbound I-90

More

  • I-405 and Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west detour: Drivers should follow detour signs to I-90 east. Exit at 150th Avenue Southeast toward Eastgate Way then proceed to the westbound I-90 exit toward Seattle.
  • 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.
  • Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage in order to safely reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
bellevue way southeast to westbound i-90 detour map

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.

Contact us

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