Traffic Advisories

Last updated: August 15, 2018

Check the Traffic Advisories map and text below for the latest information about construction work that can affect travel on city streets and sidewalks. (Note: For information on road closures related to ice, snow or flooding, please see the city’s Emergencies and Extreme Weather page).

 

Click on the orange and red shapes in the map above for more information. Move or enlarge the map using your cursor. ​

New and updated traffic impacts are listed first. Expect traffic delays or use an alternate route, if possible. Please obey construction signs and flaggers.

General construction 

  • UPDATED -- Kelsey Creek Culvert Replacement- NE 8th St between 132nd Ave NE and 134th Ave NE: 8/15, Wed afternoon - 9/16, Sun. There will be a 33 day full closure with detour routes.  Bellevue Utilities will begin construction to replace the Kelsey Creek culvert under NE 8th St. This work will ensure the long-term safety of the roadway, protect critical utilities, and improve fish passage. Carrying over 23,000 vehicles a day, NE 8th St. is an important route for residents of Bellevue and regional commuters, and it provides a corridor for underground utilities such as water and gas lines. Project website
  • NEW -- NE 12th St from 108th Ave NE to 110th Ave. NE: 7 pm, 8/10 to 7 pm, 8/11. Full closure due to structural concerns involving an older pedestrian bridge. More Information: bit.ly/2MjT9Sj
  • NEW -- 108th Ave NE from NE 8th St to NE 10th St: 8/18, Sat, 9 am - 7 pm. Grind and overlay work. The roadway will be closed with local access maintained for business. Sidewalk on the west side will be pedestrian accessible. Cyclists will be detoured with traffic or permitted to use open sidewalks.
  • NEW -- NE 11th St between 111th & 112th Ave NE: 8/17, Fri, 7 am - 3:30 pm. The roadway will be closed for work at the Brio Apartments.
  • Coal Creek Parkway between Factoria Blvd & Forest Dr: 8/6-20, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3:30 pm.  Southbound lane closures for a King county project.
  • 164th Pl SE between 163rd Ave SE and SE 35th: 7/30 - 8/31. Hard closure for King County Sewer Project. Project website
  • 148th Ave NE and Bel Red Road: Begins 8/3 through the end of August, Mon - Fri, 7:30 am to 4 pm. Work will start at the east side of the intersection of 148th Ave NE on Bel Red Road and head eastbound on Bel Red Road in front of Highland Middle School and ending short of 152nd Ave NE. There be one eastbound lane closed (curb lane).    
  • 2018 Overlay Program (program webpage with all project locations)
    • Newport Way at Somerset and Allen Road, and Newport Way from 129th to Somerset: Began 7/16 for 4-6 weeks, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3 pm.
    • NEW -- Eastgate Way from 146th to Richards Road: Begins 8/13 for 4 weeks, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3:30 pm.
    • NEW -- 38th St SE and 150th Ave: Begins 8/13 for 4 weeks, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3:30 pm.

East Link Light Rail construction

Please go to the East Link Current News page for additional ongoing construction impacts. Subscribe to receive construction updates from Sound Transit.

North Bellevue (BelRed)​   

  • NEW -- 132nd Ave NE at Spring Blvd: 8/14, Tues - 8/24, Fri, 7 am - 5:30 pm. One lane of 132nd will be closed to install Utilities. Contractor will have flagging setup to allow traffic through the work zone.
  • NE Spring Blvd closed 24/7 for approximately one year from 132nd Ave NE to 134th Ave NE. No through traffic allowed. Business access available. Please follow detour. Construction Alert


Central Bellevue​(Downtown)

  • NEW -- 112th Ave NE between NE 6th and NE 4th: 8/9-10, Thurs - Fri and 8/13, Mon, 9 am - 4 pm. one southbound lane of 112th Ave NE will be closed. Access to all local businesses and driveways will be maintained at all times.
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South Bellevue​    Construction alert

  • UPDATED -- Bellevue Way SE:     
    • Ongoing through November 2018, Mon. - Fri, 6 am - 6 pm. In order to work in the eastside curb lane while maintaining two lanes of traffic in the peak direction (northbound 6-10 am and southbound 2-6 pm) 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.
  • UPDATED -- I-90                
    • 24-hour closure: Ongoing. The Bellevue Way SE to I-90 west HOV ramp is closed. This is necessary to provide a safe work area and maintain safety for the traveling public. During the closure, crews will construct elevated columns and pier caps adjacent to and over the ramps from I-90 to Bellevue Way Southeast.

  • UPDATED  -- 112th Ave SE    
    • 112th Ave SE temporary bypass road construction begins 8/6. 112th Ave SE will be reduced to one lane in each direction near SE 15th. People walking will continue to use the sidewalk on the east side of 112th Ave SE.
    • 8/15 - 8/24, Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm: Daily closures of one southbound lane of 112th Ave SE, between Main St and SE 8th St.        

Ongoing general construction impacts

  • 2440 140th Ave NE: Ongoing through late August, Mon - Fri, 8 am - 3:30 pm. Lane closure for road work related to the Utilities water main project.
  • 118th Ave SE south of Main St: Ongoing through the end of August. Work hours: 7 am and 5:30 pm, Mon - Fri. Installing sidewalks along with other improvements. One way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.
  • NE 2nd from 124th Ave NE to 128th Ave NE: Ongoing through the end of August. Work hours: 7 am and 5:30 pm, Mon - Fri. Installing new drainage and sidewalks along with other improvements. One way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.
  • Woodridge Turn Restrictions: On-going through December. The changes will restrict all traffic (bikes and buses are exempt) from traveling southbound on 128th Ave SE to eastbound SE 32nd St, Mon-Fri, 4-7 pm. Additionally, traffic will be restricted from southbound 128th Ave SE to westbound SE 30th St. Project website
  • Bike lanes projects: All work is weather dependent and anticipated start dates are subject to change. All of the segments (except the 112th Ave. segment) are funded by the 2016 Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity and Congestion Levy.
    • 142nd Ave. SE, SE 36th-32nd St: Starting in early August, Mon - Fri, 10 am to 3 pm to install bike lanes. Expected completion in approximately 1 week.
    • 139th Ave. SE, Kamber Road to SE Eastgate Way: Starting in early August, Mon-Fri, 10 am to 3 pm to install bike lanes. Expected completion in approximately one week.
  • Construction of Bridges in 2018:This summer, crews will construct new bridges at Cascade Key and Newport Key to improve water flow in Coal Creek and decrease flood risk. Work hours are 7:30 am to 4 pm. Construction is allowed to take place on Saturdays after 9 am, if needed; notice will be provided to adjacent residents when Saturday work is scheduled. Project website
    • Newport Key Bridge: On-going through October 2018. Construction of the new bridge at Newport Key will require closing the street to vehicles and pedestrians at Coal Creek, between Skagit Key and Orcas Key. While the road is expected to reopen in October, the construction will likely continue through December 2018. Residents living on Newport Key will have access to driveways and garbage collection throughout the construction period.
    • Cascade Key Bridge: Construction of the new bridge at Cascade Key will take place from June through December 2018. Through October, Cascade Key will be reduced to one lane near Coal Creek. The single lane will be 11 feet wide to accommodate pedestrians, cars, garbage trucks, and delivery trucks. While school is in session, flaggers during peak hours will help control the flow of traffic. During other times, there will be a temporary traffic light with a sensor that switches to green when vehicles are waiting and switches to red, both directions, if pedestrians need to cross. All residents on Cascade Key will have access to their driveways and garbage collection throughout the construction period, aside from up to six short-duration (2-hour) full closures of Cascade Key throughout the summer of 2018.
  • Kelsey Creek Culvert Replacement- NE 8th St between 132nd Ave NE and 134th Ave NE: Bellevue Utilities will begin construction to replace the Kelsey Creek culvert under NE 8th St. This work will ensure the long-term safety of the roadway, protect critical utilities, and improve fish passage. Carrying over 23,000 vehicles a day, NE 8th St. is an important route for residents of Bellevue and regional commuters, and it provides a corridor for underground utilities such as water and gas lines. Project website
    • NOTE: Left turns are prohibited onto NE 8th St from southbound 132nd Ave. NE, southbound 134th Ave NE and northbound 131st Ave. NE.
    • On-going through November, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 6 pm. There will be lane closures, resulting in a single lane of traffic in each direction. During the full closure in August, crews will work 7 am to 8 pm seven days a week to get the work done as quickly as possible.
    • Beginning 8/15 - 31, there will be a 17-day full closure with detour routes.
  • 164th Place SE: Ongoing, Mon-Fri, 7 am to 7 pm; weekends 7 am to 7 pm, if necessary. This work will require single-lane closures in the work area on 164th Place SE during. Crews will reopen lanes to traffic overnight. Work is for King County's Sunset and Heathfield pump stations and force main upgrade. More information
  • Lake Hills: On-going through December. Construction on King County’s Eastgate Interceptor Rehabilitation project, including work within the Lake Hills Greenbelt Park. More information

Highway Traffic Information 

Three major highways run through Bellevue. At any given time the state Department of Transportation is working on projects that can affect traffic in Bellevue. For the most up-to-date information on construction activity, visit WSDOT's web pages:

 

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