Construction Starting on NE 8th Street to Replace Kelsey Creek Culvert

Long-term lane closures on NE 8th Street begin in June

Kelsey Creek Culvert Project MapBellevue Utilities will begin construction on Monday, June 25 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 transportation route is a priority for the City of Bellevue.

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

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

Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday during the lane closures. During the 12-day full closure, crews will work from 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 website at

Project questions can also be sent to James Nicolls, Project Manager, at

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