The City has begun its improvement project along 1st Avenue South, between SW/S 146th and SW/S 140th Street, which means that there will likely be lane closures between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. between Monday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 23.
Workers will be installing utility vaults, so you may want to keep the potential for delays in mind as you’re doing those last-minute holiday local shopping trips.
Please note also that businesses in the area of construction (in the neighborhood between Burien Chevrolet and Fred Meyer) will remain open, so don’t let this stop you from supporting them!
The project is expected to be completed in 260 working days from its start date of Nov. 30, 2011, and ending in early 201
The city adds on its website:
To begin construction, the general contractor, DPK Inc, will be installing utility vaults within 1st Avenue South beginning Monday, Dec.12 to Friday, Dec. 23.
Please consider construction work zones and safety to your destinations.
Businesses in the affected area WILL REMAIN OPEN, with customers and the general public having a convenient shopping experience while visiting the downtown area.
And here’s even more from the city’s website devote to the project:
The City of Burien is pleased to bring the following improvements to the area. This project will help decrease the rate of accidents and increase the visibility and safety for all passengers and pedestrians. We sincerely hope you will “pardon our dust”.
The project supports the development and revitalization of the existing downtown area and increases multi-modal transportation safety by constructing new sidewalk in the downtown area and promoting greater pedestrian use of adjoining businesses. It will also improve non-motorized (including ADA) mobility leading into the downtown area by providing north-south accessibility.
Project Improvements include the following:
- Sidewalks, Curbs and Gutters on both sides
- New Concrete Driveways and ADA Ramps
- New Asphalt Pavement Overlay
- New Signals and Street Lighting
- Undergrounding of Overhead Utilities
- Storm Drainage Improvements
The project is expected to be completed in 260 working days starting from Wednesday, November 30, 2011, and ending in early 2013.
Seattle City Light, Comcast and CenturyLink have already begun some relocation of their facilities along the corridor. DPK, Inc. has been awarded the construction project contract and will commence construction in early December. DPK plans to work its way through the corridor in phases starting at SW 146th Street and ending at SW 140th Street.
Coordination with local businesses, maintenance of business access, and maintenance of traffic during construction are important components to a successful project in order to protect business activity during the construction period. Businesses in the affected area WILL REMAIN OPEN, with customers and the general public having a convenient shopping experience while visiting the downtown area.
Here’s what the existing area looks like:
And here’s the proposed changes:
For more information, here are links to documents from the city: