East Link Current News

East Link construction is in high gear; Stay informed

East Link light rail construction in Bellevue is increasing. By the summer of 2017, all segments within the city will have construction activities that will sometimes impact your how you access Bellevue. Your patience in planning your commute in advance and your understanding the construction schedules often change are appreciated. This page contains construction updates and impacts as they become known and are listed by segment area.
Specific questions can best be answered by Sound Transit, the agency building East Link. (See contact box to the right). Additional resources:

To keep you moving, city resources on road conditions include:

General News   

South Bellevue Segment/Area

  • Tree Removal along 112th Ave SE adjacent to Surrey Downs Park. Begins as early as the week of Sept. 18. Construction Alert (09.12.17)
  • Bellevue Way reduced to one lane weekend of Sept. 23-24. Three southbound lanes on Bellevue Way will be closed Sat. Sept. 23  at 5:30 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Sun. Sept. 24. One northbound lane will remain open. Access to I-90 prohibited. Eastbound I-90 ramp to Bellevue Way closed. Westbound I-90 to northbound Bellevue Way open. Details in Construction Alert (09.20.17)
  • Winters House Protection and Monitoring underway. More information in Construction Alert.(09.06.17) 
  • Pilot project to discourage evening commuter traffic in south Bellevue. Read details.   
  • Soil Stabilization work starts Aug. 1 between Mercer Slough and 112th Ave. SE from Bellevue Way SE to just north of SE 15th Street. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Includes tree/vegetation removal. Lasting 5 weeks. Expect noise. Details in Construction Alert (08.02.17)
  • Temporary parking lot to open for Mercer Slough Park users July 31. The parking lots at Winters House and Blueberry Farm will close but a new temporary lot will open. Access to Mercer Slough Park and the trail system remain open. Commuter parking is not allowed. Temporary lot may be closed at times for construction work. Details in Construction Alert (07.25.17)  
  • SE 15th Street closed. Beginning Monday, July 31, SE 15th Street will be closed for approximately 3 years. Workers and visitors needing to access Bellefield Office Park will use 114th Ave SE from SE 8th Street.
  • Northbound lanes of 112th Ave. SE closed for 4 months. Beginning, July 31, the northbound lanes of 112th Avenue SE between Bellevue Way SE & SE 15th St will be closed for approximately 4 months. Traffic will be diverted to the 2 southbound lanes; one lane in each direction will remain open. The sidewalk on the eastside of 112th Ave SE between SE 8th and Bellevue Way will be closed. Sidewalk access will be maintained on the west side of 112th between SE 8th and Bellevue Way.    
  • Lane and sidewalk closure on 112th Ave SE: Daily lane and long term sidewalk closure, Surrey Downs Park south entrance closure. bus stop relocated. Details in Construction Alert (06.09.17)
  • Display boards from May 31 Open House: See construction zones. Learn about construction activities. View schematic of South Bellevue station and art. See areas where construction work hours are extended. Link to display boards (PDF)
  • SE4th Street entrance from 112th Ave. SE into Surrey Downs neighborhood permanently closed June 5, 2017. City sent postcard to Surrey Downs and Bellecrest neighbors.        
  • South Bellevue Park and Ride closed May 30, 2017. Commuters are asked not to park within Bellevue neighborhoods.
  • Winters House closed. The Eastside Heritage Center's archive and research services has been relocated. To access the collection, call 425-450-1109 or email collections@eastsideheritagecenter.org

Central Bellevue Segment/Area 

Area includes East Main, Bellevue Downtown, Wilburton and Spring District/120th Stations. The downtown tunnel is located in the area but was contracted separately.

  • Long-term closure on 110th Ave NE begins early October. Starting in early October, a full closure (all lanes, all directions) will begin in the northern portion of 110th Ave NE at NE 6th St. Details and map in Construction Alert (09.18.17)
    • Phase 1: Full closure is scheduled for 9 months (through spring 2018); needed to build north tunnel portal.
    • Phase 2: Partial closure (spring 2018-winter 2018); one lane of traffic; each direction to open
    • Phase 3: Full closure (winter 2018-spring 2019) in northern portion needed for road restoration.
  • 120th Ave NE at NE 16th: Mon. 9/18 thru Fri. 9/22, 7 am to 4 pm, southbound lane closure to construct retaining wall.
  • 116th Avenue NE between NE 4th and NE 8th - Thurs. 9/21-Fri. 9/22, 9 am to 3 pm, northbound lane closure to install construction entrance.
  • 114th Ave NE cul-de-sac closure; bicycle detour: As early as July 5, 114th Ave NE cul-de-sac will close for up to 2 years. Details in construction alert (06.22.17)  City handout on NE 2nd Street bike lane detour (07.27.17)
  • Display Boards from June 6 Open House: See construction zones and learn about key construction elements. View schematics of East Main, Bellevue Downtown, Wilburton & Spring District/120th stations. Link to display boards (PDF)
  • Lane and sidewalk closures near City Hall: 110th Ave NE lane closures Details in Construction Alert (06.09.17)
  • Driveway to City Hall Visitor Parking and sidewalk closed through early October. West driveway and sidewalk on 110th Ave NE closed. Access available from NE 6th Street. See brochure on how best to access City Hall during construction.
  • Tunnel excavation continues. 24/hour, Mon-Sat. operations. South portal located at Main St/112th Ave. SE. North portal located 110th Ave NE/NE 6th.

BelRed Segment/Area

The Bel-Red/130th Station and the Operations and Maintenance Facility-East are located in this area.  

Overlake-SR520 Segment/Area

The Overlake Village and Redmond Technology stations are located in this area. 

  • NE 24th between 140th Ave NE & 148th Ave NE. Mon. 9/18, 9 am to 3 pm, Eastbound and westbound lane closures for vegetation removal and sewer video inspection.
  • 140th Avenue NE between NE 20th and NE 24th. Tues. 9/19, 9 am to 3 pm; Northbound and southbound lane closures for vegetation removal.
  • SR520 nighttime lane/ramp closures Aug. 16-18 for tree removal. Crews will remove trees along SR520 in Redmond. Work is scheduled 10 pm to 5 a.m. nightly. Details in Construction Alert (08.15.17)
  • Tree and vegetation occurring along eastbound SR 520. Details in Construction Alert (06.02.17)
  • Overlake Transit Center Park and Ride closed May 1, 2017. Commuters are asked not to park within Bellevue neighborhoods.

I-90 Segment/Area   


Sound Transit East Link Outreach



Emergency Phone Number

1-888-298-2395 (24-hour construction hotline)


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