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.