Traffic Advisories

Last updated: June 20, 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 

  • NEW -- 2440-140th Ave NE: On-going through the end of June, Mon - Fri, 8 - 3:30 pm. Lane closure for road work related to the Utilities water main project.
  • NEW -- 24 hour hard closure of SE 35th Place between 161st Place SE and 162nd Place SE: Fri, 6/22, 6 pm to Mon, 6/25, 6 am for trenching and placing sewer pipe. Detour map
  • UPDATED -- Richards Rd intersection to Richards Rd & SE 36th St- ADA Upgrades: On-going to 7/3. Mon -Fri. Single lane closures southbound, 7 am - 3 pm, and northbound, 9 am to 5 pm, to adjust utilities and install new channelization.
  • NEW -- NE 1st Street / 102nd Ave NE: 6/22-23, Fri, 7 am - Sat, 6 pm. Work is to erect a tower crane.
    • 6/22 - NE 1st St will be closed between 100th Ave NE & 102nd Ave NE
    • 6/23 - 102nd Ave NE will be added to the closure between NE 1st & NE 1st Pl
  • UPDATED-- 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
    • Begins 6/25 – November, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 6 pm. There will be lane closures, resulting in a single lane of traffic in each direction.
    • Beginning 8/15 - 31, there will be a 17-day full closure with detour routes. Work hours: Mon - Fri, 7 am - 8 pm.
  • NEW -- SE 16th between Bellevue Way and 108th Ave SE: 6/11-15, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 4 pm. Asphalt work for a new walkway.
  • NEW -- 108th Avenue NE from Main St - NE 12th St: 6/10 through early July, 7 pm - 4 am, Sun - Thurs. Crews will work nightly removing old striping and restriping new the design concepts as part of the levy program.
  • NEW -- Construction of Bridges in 2018
    This summer, the City of Bellevue will construct new bridges at Cascade Key and Newport Key to improve the flow of water in Coal Creek and decrease the risk of debris getting stuck and causing flooding. Work hours are from 7:30 am to 4 p.m. 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. The 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. The residents living on Newport Key will have access to their driveways and garbage collection throughout the construction period.
    • Cascade Key Bridge: The construction of the new bridge at Cascade Key will take place from June through December 2018. From June through October, Cascade Key will be reduced to one lane near Coal Creek. The single lane will be 11-feet wide and will be able to accommodate pedestrians, cars, garbage trucks, and delivery trucks. While school is in session, there will be flaggers during peak hours to 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 the construction area. All residents on Cascade Key will continue to 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.              
  • NEW -- Main St & 106th Ave NE: 6/11-29, Mon - Fri, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Contractor will be constructing a new side sewer. This will require a daily closure of Main St between 106th and 107th Ave NE. The eastbound curb lane of Main St will remain closed for the duration of this work.
  • NEW -- 106th Ave NE at NE 6th St: Full closure, 24 hours a day, from 5/29 to 6/19. Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm. weekdays. Intersection on the city's pedestrian corridor will be closed while crews raise the street to sidewalk level and make other improvements. Drivers must find alternate routes. Access to businesses on 106th will be maintained. Project mailer
  • UPDATED -- A project to install bike lanes at several locations will begin in early June. 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.
    • 108th Ave NE: NE 12th St to NE 24th St: 6/18-22, Mon - Fri, 10 am to 3 pm. Lane closures for pavement marking changes.
    • SE 38th St: SE Allen Road to the pedestrian bridge: 6/18-7/13, Mon - Fri, 10 am to 3 pm, SE 38th St. Lane closures for traffic island modifications and bike lanes.
    • 112th Ave NE, NE 8th to NE 10th St: 6/18-22, Mon - Fri, 10 am to 3 pm. Lane closures for pavement marking changes to install bike lanes.
    • 139th Ave SE, Kamber Road to SE Eastgate Way: 6/25-6/29, Mon - Fri, 10 am to 3 pm to install bike lanes.

East Link Light Rail construction 

Bel-Red Construction Alert

  • NEW -- 120th Ave NE near BelRed area: Beginning Mon, 6/25, a temporary, one-lane, signalized, traffic control system on a small section of 120th Ave NE. Northbound and southbound traffic will be controlled, one direction at a time, to one lane with a temporary signal to let traffic through. Traffic control will be in place for two weeks. Part of construction of the Operations and Maintenance Facility.  Construction alert
  • NEW-- 134th Ave NE and NE Spring Blvd: On-going - July 2018, Mon - Fri, 8pm - 6am. Nightly closures to install a new sewer line and other utilities.

Central Bellevue Construction Alert 

  • UPDATED: 116th Ave NE between NE 8th St and NE 4th St (full closure): 6/21 and 7/18-19, 9 pm - 6 am. (NOTE: 6/19-20 closure is cancelled) Closing roadway to vehicular access, which is necessary to set girders for the East Link overcrossing. This is a hard closure to all vehicular access through the limits. Pedestrian access will be controlled by spotters on the ground. Driveway access to business north/south of the closure will remain with turn restrictions imposed. 
  • UPDATED: NE 8th Street between 116th Ave NE and 120th Ave NE (full closure): 6/18, 6/25-28, 11:59 am - 5 am. Closing roadway to vehicular access, which is necessary to set girders for the East Link overcrossing. This is a hard closure to all vehicular access through the limits. Pedestrian access will be controlled by spotters on the ground. Driveway access to business east/west of the closure will remain with turn restrictions imposed.     

 South Bellevue Construction Alert  

  • UPDATED -- Bellevue Way SE:
    • 6/13-22, Mon - Fri, 6 am - 6 pm. Work is set to begin on the light rail trench and guideway adjacent to Bellevue Way SE, between the South Bellevue Station site and the Wye at 112th Ave SE. Throughout the project, two lanes will be maintained in the peak direction: northbound in the morning and southbound in the afternoon. Sound Transit's contractor will use cones and lane delineators to guide traffic.
    • 6/13-22, Mon. - Fri. 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
    • NEW -- 6/17-22, Sun - Thurs morning, 9 pm - 5 am. Contractor plans to close the southbound I-405 to westbound I-90 HOV ramp and the I-90 westbound HOV lane between I-405 and the East Chanel Bridge. Drivers should use the general purpose lanes during this time.
  • UPDATED 112th Ave SE    
    • 6/13-22, Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm: Daily closures of one northbound lane of 112th Ave SE, between Bellevue Way SE and Main St.
    • 6/13-22, Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm: Daily closures of one southbound lane of 112th Ave SE, between Main St and SE 8th St.
    • 6/13-22, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3 pm: Contractor may close one southbound lane of 112th Ave SE, between SE 8th St and Bellevue Way SE.

Ongoing general construction impacts

  • NE 6th St eastbound 225’ west of the intersection of 106th Ave NE to 106th Ave NE: 24 hour closure through 6/30 for a raised intersection improvement project. Project mailer
  •  164th Place SE: On-going, Mon-Fri, weekdays 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 work hours. Crews will reopen lanes to traffic overnight. Work is for the Sunset and Heathfield pump stations and force main upgrade. Project webpage
  • Lake Hills: On-going through December. Construction has started on King County’s Eastgate Interceptor Rehabilitation project, including work within the Lake Hills Greenbelt Park.
  • NE 8th between 131st Ave NE to 136th Ave NE: Ongoing, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3:30 pm. East and west inside lane closures daily. This project relocates HP Gas main in preparation of Kelsey Creek culvert replacement.
  • West Lake Sammamish Parkway just south of SE 33rd (Vasa Park area): Ongoing through Summer 2018. Mon - Fri. Construction Alert

Ongoing East Link impacts

  • Mid-Block 24-hour closure of 130th Ave NE near NE 15th Place: On-going through early July 2018. Crews will install a new sewer line underneath 130th Ave NE. Through traffic will be prohibited during this closure, business access will be maintained. Construction alert
  • 136th Place NE One-way traffic control:  Started 5/19/18and lasting approximately two years, Southbound lane of 136th Place NE closed. All traffic on 136th Place NE will travel north from NE Spring Boulevard towards NE 20th Street. No traffic will be allowed on the southbound lane of 136th Place NE. Construction alert
  • Turn restrictions at SE 16th Street/108th Avenue SE and SE 16th Street/Bellevue Way. Mon-Fri, 4 to 7pm. Details about pilot traffic mitigation program.

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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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