Weekly construction traffic impacts and ongoing closures Wednesday, Jan. 2 – Friday, Jan. 4

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Bellevue Way SE

Work to construct the East Link guideway adjacent to Bellevue Way SE 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.

construction traffic impacts and ongoing closures

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 10 a.m.: 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

Thursday 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Friday morning) Crews will install a City of Bellevue traffic camera at the intersection of Bellevue Way SE and 112th Ave SE, near the South Bellevue Station site. Lanes will remain open, but people walking, biking and driving should follow the direction of flaggers to safely reach their destination.

112th Ave SE

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As needed, daily lane closures of 112th Avenue SE, between Main Street and SE 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.

Reminder of ongoing closures

  • Bellevue Way SE reversible lane configuration
  • Sidewalk closures and detours on Bellevue Way SE and 112th Ave SE
  • Bellevue Way SE to I-90 west HOV ramp long term closure
  • 112th Ave SE bypass road 
  • Closure of SE 15th at 112th Ave SE
  • 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.