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South Bellevue construction traffic impacts: Week of Feb. 19-23

Summary: Weekday construction traffic impacts, upcoming weekend ramp closures, suspended work platform installation, Enatai park-and-ride one-day closure, early morning concrete pours, reminder of ongoing closures.

Council Roundup: Downtown Bikeway Demo Gets Nod

Summary: During Monday night’s study session, the City Council reviewed plans and voiced strong support for a demonstration bikeway downtown. All six council members in attendance backed the project on 108th Avenue Northeast as a significant step toward making Bellevue streets safer for the growing number of people who want to ride bikes and walk in the city.

City completes first segment of new Spring Boulevard

Summary: City contractors have completed the first segment of Northeast Spring Boulevard, a new east-west street that will run through BelRed.
Publication: City of Bellevue news release

Mercer Island Station: Looking ahead at 2018 construction

Summary: 2018 will be a busy year as construction of the Mercer Island station progresses. The station will begin to take shape at the I-90 roadway level and will rise vertically to the 77th and 80th Avenue level. Generally, the two head houses will be constructed first with the station platform following.

South Bellevue Station Weekday construction traffic impacts: Week of Feb. 5-9

Summary: Monday-Friday 8 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Daily/overnight closure of the Bellevue Way Southeast to I-90 west HOV ramp. The duration of these closures may vary based on the needs of the contractor, but the ramps are expected to remain open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bel-Red Station: Nighttime closures of 136th Pl NE extended through March 2

Summary: Crews will continue nightly closures on 136th Place Northeast through the morning of Friday, March 2. During these nighttime closures, contractor crews will conduct excavation activities on the east side of road.

I-90 bus riders, get ready for changes this September!

Summary: Service changes are coming to bus routes on I-90 this fall when the Rainier Freeway Station will close to help Sound Transit build the future Judkins Park Link Station. Sound Transit Routes 550 and 554 and King County Metro Routes 111, 114, 212, 214, 216, 217, 218, and 219 will change in September 2018.

County’s sewer line work to close lane on Coal Creek Parkway

Summary: Work to collect soil samples along the proposed alignment for a King County replacement sewer line near Coal Creek Parkway will require temporary travel lane closures beginning Thursday, Jan. 4.
Publication: City of Bellevue news release

New Park-and-Ride option in south Bellevue – served by ST Route 550

Summary: Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, an additional temporary park-and-ride lot will be available in south Bellevue.

Eastside Rail Corridor Update - Rail Removal and Interim Gravel Trail

Summary: From King County: Construction crews have been making great progress on rail removal and laying down interim trail.
Publication: King County Eastside Rail Corridor Newsletter

SR 520 Trail now open across Lake Washington

Summary: From WSDOT: New regional bike and pedestrian trail connects Seattle to the Eastside
Publication: WSDOT News Release

Bellevue Downtown Association and Sound Transit presents 'Rail and Ice'

Summary: Sound Transit is partnering with the Bellevue Downtown Association to offer 150 free admission and skate tickets* to the Bellevue Downtown Park Ice Arena. Neighborhoods impacted by the East Link light rail project are invited to join us for a morning of fun and to learn more about the project. For more information about the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena, visit

Upcoming East Link day and night work in downtown Bellevue

Summary: Beginning as early as Monday Dec. 11th, Sound Transit's contractor will be setting a girder across 112th Avenue Northeast in downtown Bellevue. Because this work will happen over the roadway, construction will occur at night and require a full closure of 112th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 4th Street and Northeast 6th Street.

SR 520 bicycle and pedestrian trail opening to Montlake Wednesday, Dec. 20

Summary: Mark your calendars for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20. That’s when WSDOT is opening the SR 520 Trail all the way across Lake Washington!

Transit Alert – Transit service is rerouted in the downtown Bellevue area due to holiday traffic thru 1/7/18

Summary: From King County Metro: Transit service is rerouted in downtown Bellevue through Sunday, January 7, 2018, due to holiday traffic.

Input sought for demonstration bikeway downtown

Summary: The City of Bellevue is exploring ways to make downtown a safe, comfortable place for people to ride bikes.
Publication: City of Bellevue news release

SR 520 trail scheduled to reach Montlake after Thanksgiving

Summary: Construction crews are hard at work finishing the SR 520 bicycle and pedestrian trail’s extension to Montlake.

Survey and event on bike share services in Bellevue

Summary: The City of Bellevue is exploring the public’s interest in privately run bike share services as part of the Pedestrian & Bicycle Implementation Initiative.

Long-term closure on 110th Ave NE scheduled to begin in October

Summary: This fall, Sound Transit will begin a long-term closure of a portion of 110th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 4th and Northeast 6th streets.
Publication: Sound Transit website

New Park-and-Ride option in south Bellevue – served by ST Route 550

Summary: A new temporary park-and-ride lot has been opened in south Bellevue. The new lot located at 1624 Bellevue Way SE, provides parking for up to fifty vehicles and includes four signed 15-minue parking spaces designated for pickup and drop-off. The lot is served by ST routes 550, 555/556 and KC Metro route 249.

I-90 drivers gain new HOV lanes between Mercer Island and Seattle

Summary: Express lanes now permanently closed to vehicle traffic to allow for light rail construction
Publication: WSDOT website

King County Metro has launched a partnership w/Diamond Parking to create new neighborhood parking options

Summary: King County Metro has launched a partnership with Diamond Parking Service in order to provide a new option for people to connect to transit services.

Carpool parking permits are coming to select Park & Ride lots

Summary: Metro Transit will set aside priority spaces for carpoolers with free permits. Spaces will be reserved for permit holders arriving until 8:30am weekdays at select park & ride lots.