Noisy Nighttime Road Work To Continue On Ambaum Through Next Week
The City of Burien wants to remind residents and businesses along Ambaum Blvd SW that they can expect to continue to be disrupted through next week as noisy grinding and repair work continues – with most of the work being done at night, including “jackhammers pounding.”
The warning relates to the area on Ambaum between SW 112th and SW 156th Streets.
“Work is being done at night to have the least impact on traffic and to complete the work quicker,” reads the city’s announcement, which also adds: “Residents and businesses along Ambaum can expect disruptions throughout the night while the work is going on, with trucks coming and going and jackhammers pounding.”
Grinding and pavement repair on Ambaum Blvd SW started April 5th at SW 112th and is moving south, with the goal of finishing at the intersection of 4th Ave SW and SW 156th Streets.
Here are more details on this project’s progress:
- The segment to SW 140th is expected to be completed by Friday, April 8.
- Grinding and repair will take place from SW 140th south to SW 156th St. the week of April 11.
- During the nighttime repair work, traffic is being channeled to one lane, and also detoured in some areas.
- No parking will be allowed on the street and driveway access may be temporarily affected during these times.
- Use of alternate routes is recommended.
- Residents and businesses along Ambaum can expect disruptions throughout the night while the work is going on, with trucks coming and going and jackhammers pounding.
- Following the grinding and repair work, Ambaum will be resurfaced with new asphalt, a process that will take at least a week.
- The timing of the resurfacing process, which also will be done at night, is weather-dependent, requiring temperatures above 36 degrees and a dry surface.
City of Burien Project Manager Doug Lamothe said by doing the work on Ambaum at night instead of during daytime hours, the contractor can get the grinding/resurfacing work done in two weeks instead of two months. The road repair project is a large operation with 60 road workers onsite, two grinders and 30 truck-trailers.
“We realize this is a great inconvenience, but we’re doing much-needed street repairs to main arterials,” Lamothe said. “We’re doing as much as we can to lessen the impact on everyone.”
SW/S. 128th Street
Grinding and repair of the pavement on SW/S. 128th Street is complete and the contractor is waiting for a break in the wet weather to do the asphalt overlay, which will take four nights. Work being done at night instead of the day to have the least impact on traffic. The arterial will be channeled down to two lanes during resurfacing. No parking will be allowed on the street and driveway access may be temporarily affected during these times. The resurfacing work will be done during the night hours to disrupt traffic as little as possible.
For regular updates on the road projects, click here for a direct link: http://burienwa.gov/index.aspx?nid=902.