Transportation Section

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]

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

The ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ is a new, reservation-based transportation service that travels within a specified service area, instead of along a fixed route. The service is offered... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Peter Western Bridge construction to begin in early 2019

FOLLOWUP: Peter Western Bridge construction to begin in early 2019

Construction on the Peter Western Bridge – which suffered from storm damage and was demolished in May, 2017 – will begin in early 2019, the City of Burien announced. The bridge, located in the 2200... [Read more]

Port begins pilot program to allow visitors past security at Sea-Tac Airport

Port begins pilot program to allow visitors past security at Sea-Tac Airport

Remember the good ol’ days when you could wave goodbye at the airport gate as someone boarded a plane? Or you could welcome them with a hug at the gate of a domestic flight? Or grab a bite to eat... [Read more]

Open house for Route 120 transit improvements will be Oct. 10

Open house for Route 120 transit improvements will be Oct. 10

King County Metro, along with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), will be holding an Open house for Route 120 transit improvements and the future RapidRide H Line on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at... [Read more]

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

By Jack Mayne Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman on Monday (Aug. 20) told the Burien City Council “we won’t agree on all the details” of Sea-Tac Airport expansions, but the Port is committed... [Read more]

LETTER: Another resident upset about no downtown exits in new tunnel

LETTER: Another resident upset about no downtown exits in new tunnel

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Mr. Hull’s views on the upcoming loss... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition Protest scheduled for July 26 postponed due to heat

Quiet Skies Coalition Protest scheduled for July 26 postponed due to heat

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, which has been fighting the FAA – and most recently, Alaska Airlines – announced that a protest planned at Alaska’s SeaTac headquarters on July 26 has been... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The Tourniquet Between Burien and Downtown Seattle’

LETTER: ‘The Tourniquet Between Burien and Downtown Seattle’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, I write to express concern... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Des Moines Memorial Drive will be close for paving Friday

TRAFFIC ALERT: Des Moines Memorial Drive will be close for paving Friday

Des Moines Memorial Drive will be closed for paving work from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. this Friday, July 20, the city announced. This paving work will occur between 3rd Circle South (South 17300 Block) and Ambaum... [Read more]