Updated: Dec. 3, 2013
Current construction info:
Please visit the SR 520 Orange Page for up-to-date lane and ramp closure information.
Check out our December construction activities map! (pdf 643 kb)
Changes coming to Northeast Points Drive
Eastside Corridor Constructor crews are completing major construction activities this fall including the corridor walls and the regional bicycle and pedestrian path. Residents will have full use of the paved regional path between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Bellevue Way later this fall. Northeast Points drive was reopened in its final configuration in fall 2013.
Read our construction update (pdf 2 mb) for more information.
Eastside progress leads to additional temporary HOV-lane restrictions east of I-405
As construction progress continues eastward along the SR 520 corridor, Eastside Transit and HOV Project crews are moving forward with highway widening and HOV improvements in the Bellevue Way and 108th Avenue Northeast area. To complete this work, which includes building HOV lanes in both directions and direct-access ramps for buses and carpools at 108th Avenue Northeast, crews have temporarily shifted westbound buses and carpools into the two general purpose lanes beginning just east of I-405.
Temporarily removing the westbound HOV lane has allowed crews the work area needed to build the future highway lanes and HOV improvements. The existing bus-only lane between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Evergreen Point Road will remain in place.
The westbound HOV lane, along with a new eastbound HOV lane and direct-access ramps, will reopen when the project is complete, scheduled for summer 2014.
SR 520 westbound HOV lane during remainder of Eastside project construction
- SR 202 to 108th Avenue Northeast – Westbound HOV lane remains open
- I-405 to Evergreen Point Road – Westbound HOV lane closed until project completion, scheduled for summer 2014
- 92nd Avenue Northeast to Evergreen Point Road – Bus-only lane remains open for the remainder of project construction
Traffic Revision: 108th Avenue Northeast on-ramp to westbound SR 520
Since May 30, 2012, there has been a change at the 108th Avenue Northeast entrance to westbound SR 520. Here are the details:
Northbound 108th Avenue Northeast to westbound SR 520:
- This access is closed permanently.
- Drivers will instead access westbound SR 520 at Bellevue Way, via Northup Way.
Southbound 108th Avenue Northeast to westbound SR 520:
This change was made for construction of the new on-ramp and a fish-friendly culvert underneath 108th Avenue Northeast. When complete, the new 108th Avenue Northeast interchange will include direct-access ramps for buses and carpools traveling in both directions on 108th Avenue Northeast.
Points Loop Trail detour
The Points Loop Trail is closed between Evergreen Point Road and 84th Avenue Northeast while crews construct project improvements. Bicyclists and pedestrians are to use the detours to Northeast 28th Street and Northeast Points Drive. A section of the reconstructed Points Loop Trail was opened in fall 2013 between 84th Avenue Northeast and 92nd Avenue Northeast.