Eastside Transit and HOV Project - Eastside project design

View of the improved Eastside corridor
The improved Eastside corridor stretches from Evergreen Point Road in Medina to 108th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue.


Key features of the Eastside Transit and HOV Project

The Eastside Transit and HOV Project improved SR 520's 2.3-mile segment from Evergreen Point Road in Medina to 108th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue. The reconstructed corridor, expanded to six lanes, now has two general-purpose lanes and one transit/HOV lane in each direction.

Key improvements for the Eastside corridor include:

  • An inside transit/HOV lane through all but a small segment of the corridor near I-405.
  • Median transit stops at Evergreen Point Road and 92nd Avenue Northeast. The ADA-accessible stops allow buses to move more efficiently and safely into and out of the transit stations.
  • Wider, safer shoulders that allow disabled vehicles to park fully out of the highway's traffic lanes.
  • Direct-access ramps at 108th Avenue Northeast for carpools and transit.
  • The first leg of a regional bicycle and pedestrian path that now extends between Seattle and Redmond.
  • Landscaped, community-connecting lids over the highway at Evergreen Point Road, 84th Avenue Northeast and 92nd Avenue Northeast.
  • A new, improved Bellevue Way overpass (pdf 725kb).


What does the improved Eastside corridor look like?

photo of new Eastside corridor
Vehicles travel on SR 520's general-purpose, HOV and bus transit-stop lanes, near 92nd Avenue Northeast.

Evergreen Pt Rd lid and transit stop
The Evergreen Point Road lid and median transit stop (looking west).

Bus stop at the new Evergreen Point Road lid
Passengers board a bus at one of the Eastside's new median transit stations.

New SR 520 bicycle and pedestrian path
A bicyclist and pedestrian on SR 520's new bicycle and pedestrian path, near the Eastside's Points Loop Road Trail.