2-week closure of major street in Bellevue begins

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BELLEVUE, Wash. - A major street closure has begun on the Eastside Monday morning.

A busy stretch that connects south Bellevue to the north and beyond will be closed for the next two weeks.

A 3D model showed the project -- two towers that will be added to Bellevue Square and two smaller towers on the left to Lincoln Square.

Utility work will be done, so that has led to the closure of Bellevue Way between Northeast Fourth and Northeast Sixth streets until May 23.

The majority of the utility work will be done between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., though some night work will be done as well.

The project is modeled after Battery Park in New York and includes two new hotels, 550 luxury apartments and 755,000 square feet of office space.

The developer, Kemper Freeman, said the success and growth of companies like Microsoft, Costco and PACCAR created a need for an extra 2 million square feet of space.

The Lincoln Square project is scheduled to be complete in 2 and a half years. Bellevue Square will be completed a year later.

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