Choose Your Way Bellevue News and Updates

Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct closes forever

At 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, both directions of SR 99 will close between Spokane Street and Western Avenue for three weeks so crews can realign the roadway into the new tunnel. 

SR 99 closure map

This will be the longest planned highway closure the Puget Sound region has ever experienced. History shows that traffic congestion worsens considerably during a viaduct closure – no matter what roads are traveled. This is why regional transportation agencies are asking everyone to make a plan to get around differently. 

Here are a few things that you can do:

Ideas and resources:

After the new tunnel opens in early February, it will take up to two additional weeks to complete a new northbound off-ramp into downtown Seattle – creating traffic disruptions for up to six weeks.

From King County Metro Transit - The elevator at the EB stop on SR-520 at Evergreen Pt Freeway Station is out of service

The elevator at the eastbound stop on SR-520 at the Evergreen Point Freeway Station is out of service until further notice.

Eastbound transit riders who require the use of an elevator can plan ahead to board or exit SR-520 transit service at the Clyde Hill/Yarrow Point Freeway Station instead.

Additionally, the elevator at the westbound Evergreen Point stop is not affected. Eastbound transit passengers who need to get to Evergreen Point can continue to the Clyde Hill/Yarrow Point Freeway Station and transfer to any westbound bus to return to Evergreen Point and use the elevator at the westbound stop.

Every effort is being made to restore the elevator as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. Your patience is appreciated.

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 12/14/18

Bellevue Way SE:

In order to install a vehicle barrier adjacent to Bellevue Way SE, Sound Transit’s contractor will close one lane of Bellevue Way SE between the South Bellevue Station site and the ‘Y’ at 112th Avenue SE.

Monday-Wednesday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 along Bellevue Way SE. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.

In order to help people get to and from Bellevue’s Magic Season activities, Sound Transit’s contractor will restore Bellevue Way SE to two lanes in each direction by 4 p.m.

More info on what to expect can be found at the East Link long-term and ongoing closures page.

Learn more

From Sound Transit: Construction alert: East Link Extension - 12/7/18

Night full closure on 116th Avenue Northeast as early as Dec. 13th

Beginning on the night of Thursday, Dec. 13th, crews will fully close 116th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 8th Street and Northeast 4th Street adjacent to Lincoln Center & Cadillac of Bellevue to concrete pour the base slab of the elevated light rail structure.

What

Concrete pour for the elevated light rail structure's base

When

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. 

Where

116th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 8th Street and Northeast 4th Street adjacent to Lincoln Center & Cadillac of Bellevue

More

  • Sidewalks will be closed along the east side of 116th Avenue Northeast adjacent to the work area. All other sidewalks will be maintained at work sites while work is occurring.
  • Access to Hotel 116 will remain open.
  • Types of equipment are flatbed trucks, aeral lifts, small generators, light plants, cranes, and saws.
  • Please follow the direction of flaggers and signed detours to saftely access your destination.
  • Please plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.

Contact us

Outreach Specialist: ryan.lescouflair@soundtransit.org or 206-689-4798
After-hours construction hotline: 888-298-2395

Map of 116th Avenue Northeast closures in Bellevue.


From Sound Transit: Construction Alert - South Bellevue - 12/5/18

Bellevue Way SE

In order to install a vehicle barrier adjacent to Bellevue Way SE, Sound Transit’s contractor will close one lane of Bellevue Way SE between the South Bellevue Station site and the ‘Y’ at 112th Avenue SE.

December 10-14, Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 along Bellevue Way SE. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to safely access your destination.

In order to help people get to and from Bellevue’s Magic Season activities, Sound Transit’s contractor will restore Bellevue Way SE to two lanes in each direction by 4 p.m.

More info on what to expect can be found at the East Link long-term and ongoing closures page.

Learn more

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