Bellevue Way SE Southbound HOV Lane
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This project explores options for widening Bellevue Way Southeast to create a high-occupancy vehicle lane from the “Y” intersection at 112th Avenue Southeast to the main entrance of the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride.
To inform the development of design options, the project team held several community and stakeholder briefings and an open house June 2016. A second open house was held January 2017, where the public provided input on corridor widening options, project length and design features. A virtual open house presenting the same materials and comment opportunities also was available.
In coming months, the project team will refine design options based on community and user feedback. Then, the Bellevue Transportation Commission and City Council will consider a preferred option. Following City Council’s decision, the public will have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the preferred option.
Corridor and regional projects make this an opportune time to explore whether extending the HOV lane on Bellevue Way SE could provide additional benefit. Nearby projects include:
- I-90 HOV lane extension to Seattle: The existing westbound I-90 HOV lane (shown in green) currently extends to the middle of Mercer Island (off the map). WSDOT is expanding this HOV lane from Mercer Island to Seattle (to be completed in 2017).
- Bellevue Way HOV connection to I-90: Sound Transit will construct an HOV lane on Bellevue Way from the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride (future light rail station and parking garage) to the I-90 onramps (to be completed by 2021).
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As Bellevue has grown, traffic has increased along Bellevue Way SE. The City of Bellevue is exploring options to build a new southbound HOV lane. The new lane would increase capacity for traffic leaving downtown and to improve transit speed and reliability.
- Budget for the design phase, environmental documentation and public involvement through 2017: $4.4 million
- More budget information
Questions and Comments
Contact Marina Arakelyan, project manager, 425-452-4632 or email@example.com