Transportation Section

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect work, delays on SR 509 & SR 518

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect work, delays on SR 509 & SR 518

Construction on SR 509 & SR 518 – S. 192nd Street to Normandy Pk & SR 509 to SR 99 Paving is scheduled to begin late this month. The Washington State Department of Transportation says that... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival will continue under management of Discover Burien

Burien UFO Festival will continue under management of Discover Burien

Discover Burien will be taking over the management of the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO), the organization announced Friday, Mar. 15. BUFO was started in 2014 to celebrate the local premiere of “The... [Read more]

WEATHER: Despite dusting of snow, schools started on time Thurs. morning

WEATHER: Despite dusting of snow, schools started on time Thurs. morning

Despite a light dusting of snow in the Burien area on Thursday morning, Mar. 7, Highline Public Schools started on time. Here’s more from the district: All schools are open and on time. Some buses... [Read more]

Volunteer Drivers needed for Sound Generations Transportation program

Volunteer Drivers needed for Sound Generations Transportation program

From the folks at the Sound Generations Volunteer Transportation program: Take your Kindness and Compassion to the Road! Volunteer drivers are needed for Sound Generations Volunteer Transportation program. Using... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Personal Injury Attorney W. Tracy Codd on record accident settlement

Burien Personal Injury Attorney W. Tracy Codd on record accident settlement

From Advertiser Attorney W. Tracy Codd: Background photo created by jannoon028 – www.freepik.com BURIEN PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, W. TRACY CODD, WEIGHS IN ON TRAGIC ACCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN RECORD... [Read more]

Public comment opens for Sound Transit’s new Operations & Maintenance Facility

Public comment opens for Sound Transit’s new Operations & Maintenance Facility

Public comment regarding potential locations for Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility South begins TODAY – Tuesday, Feb. 19 – and continues through April 1. This is an opportunity... [Read more]

King County Metro to restore most bus service as road conditions improve

King County Metro to restore most bus service as road conditions improve

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Tuesday (Feb. 12) directed Metro to restore most of its bus service and shift operations to snow routes starting Wednesday, Feb. 13. This will allow Metro to switch... [Read more]

Metro will continue Emergency Snow Network into Mon./Tues., possibly longer

Metro will continue Emergency Snow Network into Mon./Tues., possibly longer

King County Metro Transit will be continuing its Emergency Snow Network into Monday and Tuesday, possibly longer depending on weather: Due to persistent dangerous roadway conditions and a forecast for... [Read more]

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

King County Metro Transit released the following update on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: Due to heavy overnight snowfall and dangerous roadway conditions across the region, King County Metro will operate only... [Read more]

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘One last party on the Viaduct’ via Sheriff’s Office infrared camera

VIDEO: ‘One last party on the Viaduct’ via Sheriff’s Office infrared camera

On Friday night, Jan. 11, 2019, at around 10 p.m., the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed for good as it’s prepared to be demolished to make way for a new tunnel. Thousands of residents decided to take one... [Read more]

New exit to Des Moines Memorial Drive on SR 518 opens

New exit to Des Moines Memorial Drive on SR 518 opens

This Friday, Jan. 11, a brand new, two-lane off-ramp will open up from eastbound SR 518 to Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien. WSDOT says that for years, travelers could only access Des Moines Memorial... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes this weekend

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes this weekend

People who travel on northbound I-5 near Tukwila should allow additional time for their trips this weekend (Jan. 5-6), when the freeway will reduce to two lanes for an expansion joint replacement project. To... [Read more]

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

All are invited to a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. – Noon at Tyee High School’s Cafeteria in SeaTac. Topics covered in this symposium will be: The Principles... [Read more]

Northbound I-5 in Tukwila will be reduced to two lanes in early January

Northbound I-5 in Tukwila will be reduced to two lanes in early January

Drivers who travel on northbound I-5 near Tukwila should allow additional time for their trips the weekend of Jan. 5-6, when the freeway will reduce to two lanes for an expansion joint replacement project. To... [Read more]