Repaving work will move onto important arterial roads in east Bellevue during July as part of the city's annual overlay program. Motorists should anticipate delays and seek alternate routes if possible.
- 148th Avenue Northeast: Starting Thursday, July 5, crews will begin work on 148th Avenue Northeast, from Main Street to Bel-Red Road. The project is scheduled to continue until July 26, depending on the weather.
- 156th Avenue Northeast: On the weekend of July 7-8, workers will repave between Bel-Red Road and Northeast 28th Street, weather permitting. The road will be closed in both directions and a detour will be in place on 152nd Avenue Northeast.
The repaving work on 148th Avenue will cause the greatest traffic disruption. From July 5 to July 26, drivers should find an alternate route during daytime construction hours, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during some nighttime work that will be scheduled later in the month.
For residents whose only vehicle access is from 148th Avenue Northeast, the city’s project contractor will work to minimize delays in reaching their destination. Flaggers and signs will help people navigate through the area; motorists should exercise caution driving in the construction zone.
Electronic message signs posted at the construction zones will offer drivers the most up-to-date information on the paving schedule. Additional information will be posted on the city's Twitter page at https://twitter.com/#!/bellevuewa or check the city's traffic flow map.
As part of the city's Overlay Program, old asphalt is ground down and removed; a week or so later, a paving machine lays down two inches of new asphalt and a heavy roller compacts and presses the asphalt into place. To learn more and to view a map showing where improvements are taking place, check the Overlay Program website.
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