Construction on Northeast 8th to replace Kelsey Creek culvert

Bellevue utilities will begin the construction in late June.

Bellevue Utilities will begin construction in early June to replace the Kelsey Creek culvert under Northeast Eighth Street.

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, Northeast Eighth Street 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. The safety and reliability of this street is a priority for the city.

Replacing the culvert will require significant work on Northeast Eighth Street between 132nd and 134th avenues, including:

  • Lane closures June to November, resulting in a single lane of traffic in each direction. Expect delays.
  • 12-day full closure with detour routes in early August.

Crews will work 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday during the lane closures. During the 12-day full closure, crews will work 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.

For more information and to sign up for alerts, visit the project web page.