Burien Holding Open House For First Ave South Improvements May 17th
The city of Burien is holding an Open House for First Ave South Phase 2 Improvements on Monday, May 17th from 4:30pm â€“ 7pm at the multipurpose room of city hall.
Objective of the open house is for city staff and project designers to meet with all persons interested in the future improvements of First Ave South between S/SW 148th Street and S/SW 140th Street.
Currently, the City has identified traffic and pedestrian safety deficiencies in this corridor that require correction, including:
- Inadequate pedestrian access
- Insufficient street lighting
- Inefficient surface water management features
- Older traffic signalization equipment
According to the city, traffic incidents for 1st Avenue South are among the highest in Burien.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Open House Meeting for First Avenue South Phase 2 Improvements.
WHEN: Monday, May 17th; Drop in anytime between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Burien City Hall, Multipurpose Room (1st Floor), 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, Washington.
INFO: Refreshments will be served.
From a press release:
City of Burien Open House Meeting for 1st Avenue South Phase 2 Improvements (S/SW 146th to S/SW 140th Street)
DATE: Monday, May 17, 2010
Burien City Hall, Multipurpose Room (1st Floor)
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, Washington
Drop in anytime between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.
City staff and project designers would like to meet with all persons interested in the future improvements of 1st Avenue South between S/SW 148th Street and S/SWÂ 140th Street. Currently, the City has identified traffic and pedestrian safety deficiencies in this corridor that require correction. Safety deficiencies include: inadequate pedestrian access, insufficient street lighting, inefficient surface water management features, and older traffic signalization equipment. Traffic incidents for 1st Avenue South are among the highest in Burien.
To resolve the described concerns, 1st Ave South within the stated corridor will be reconstructed to provide: a new hard surface, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, four travel lanes plus one continuous left-turn lane, and new stormwater management facilities. In addition, overhead utilities will be relocated to underground facilities and the streetscape will be improved with landscaping.
Phase 2 Improvements will provide a better identity to the downtown core area and should help revitalize our local economy. Please notify anyone you know who might be interested in this project. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend the meeting and would like more information on this project, please contact the Burien Public Works representative listed below.
Brian Victor, Capital Projects Engineer
City of Burien
Public Works Department
Phone: (206) 248-5533