509 Section

UPDATE: Construction on SR 509 Completion Project to begin in late 2019

UPDATE: Construction on SR 509 Completion Project to begin in late 2019

The SR 509 Completion Project team announced that they are looking forward to a busy fall: Sound Transit will begin building the first stage of the project in late 2019 as part of their Federal Way Link... [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]

WSDOT Open House on SR 509 Corridor Completion will be Wednesday, April 12

WSDOT Open House on SR 509 Corridor Completion will be Wednesday, April 12

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be holding an Open House on the SR 509 Corridor Completion on Wednesday, April 12, from 5 – 8 p.m. to review updated design plans and next... [Read more]

Three paving projects will start rolling in south King County in July

Three paving projects will start rolling in south King County in July

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday (June 30) that three state highways in south King County are about to undergo “much-needed work to repair and preserve the roadways,”... [Read more]

Southbound SR 509 in Burien to close for 4 nights starting Wednesday, April 22

Southbound SR 509 in Burien to close for 4 nights starting Wednesday, April 22

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that drivers heading to Burien or Sea-Tac Airport should prepare for up to four full closures of southbound SR 509 over the next seven... [Read more]

Serious injury accident on SR-509 at S. 128th Thursday morning

Serious injury accident on SR-509 at S. 128th Thursday morning

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a serious injury accident occurred on SR-509 at the S. 128th exit in Burien Thursday morning: pic.twitter.com/ztsYdEYI19 — Burien Police (@BurienPD) March... [Read more]

Major crash on SR-509 Wednesday morning critically injures two

Major crash on SR-509 Wednesday morning critically injures two

Two people were critically injured in a serious, five-car crash on southbound SR-509 at 128th in Burien Wednesday morning (Dec. 18). According to the Washington State Patrol: Vehicle one was headed eastbound... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Rollover Accident Closes SR-509 Near S. 160th Exit Thursday

PHOTOS: Rollover Accident Closes SR-509 Near S. 160th Exit Thursday

BTB Tipster Mike Bishoff alerted us to a major rollover accident on the southbound lanes of SR-509 near the S. 160th exit Thursday afternoon. We’re still awaiting word from the Washington State Patrol... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Osprey Nesting In Burien Cell Phone Tower Will ‘Take Your Caw Now’

PHOTOS: Osprey Nesting In Burien Cell Phone Tower Will ‘Take Your Caw Now’

We were first alerted to this by former BTBer Gina Bourdage, now with Discover Burien – a large Osprey (originally thought by many to be a bald eagle), has made its nest in a cell phone tower just behind... [Read more]

Normandy Park Man Killed In Single-Car Accident Saturday Morning

Normandy Park Man Killed In Single-Car Accident Saturday Morning

The Washington State Patrol reports that around 12:55am Saturday morning (April 9), Mark R. Adams, 60, of Normandy Park, was killed when his car crashed into a barrier just off the S. 176th exit of southbound... [Read more]

Wrong Way Driver Killed, Several Injured In Bizarre Chain Reaction On 509

Wrong Way Driver Killed, Several Injured In Bizarre Chain Reaction On 509

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that, late Monday night (Oct. 18th), 911 dispatchers received a frantic phone call initially reporting a wrong way driver on SR-509 in Burien. This resulted in... [Read more]

Guardrail May Have Prevented Head-On Collision In Burien Tuesday

Guardrail May Have Prevented Head-On Collision In Burien Tuesday

According to the Washington State Patrol, a guardrail that separates the northbound from the southbound lanes of SR-509 in Burien possibly prevented a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon (March 30). Police... [Read more]

New Freeway Interchange May Be Coming To Burien

New Freeway Interchange May Be Coming To Burien

by Ralph Nichols Burien long has wanted an interchange connecting State Route 518 with Des Moines Memorial Drive to improve access to businesses that, city officials hope, will move into the Northeast... [Read more]

Brush Fire Burns Parts Of Hill On SR-509 Near SW 128th

Brush Fire Burns Parts Of Hill On SR-509 Near SW 128th

According to BTB Contributor Jim Branson, a fire burned up part of a hill on the east side of SR-509 Friday afternoon around 3-3:30pm:


North Highline fire crew put out a brush fire beside SR-509, a block or two north of 128th…

Port Of Seattle Hearing On 509 Extension Is June 2nd

Port Of Seattle Hearing On 509 Extension Is June 2nd

On Monday (May 18th) the Port of Seattle announced that it will be holding a public meeting to consider a proposed land exchange with the Washington State Department of Transportation during the regular meeting of the Port of Seattle Commission on Tuesday, June 2nd to discuss the possibility of extending SR-509 to connect with I-5.

The meeting will take place at 1pm in the Port Commission Chambers, located on the waterfront at 2711 Alaskan Way in downtown Seattle…

Icy Roads Cause Fatal Crash On 509 Early Wednesday

Icy Roads Cause Fatal Crash On 509 Early Wednesday

A taxi driver was killed early Wednesday morning around 4:15am in a 6-car crash blamed on ice on SR-509 near SW 128th Street in Burien. According to authorities, the driver lost control and spun out while... [Read more]

Stolen Car Crashes After Police Chase On 509

Stolen Car Crashes After Police Chase On 509

According to KIRO-TV, a stolen car being chased by cops on Highway 509 ended up crashing into and under a parked car on Wednesday. Apparently, Burien police tried to pull a vehicle over on the 509, before... [Read more]