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Des Moines Memorial on-ramp to SR 518 will be closed this weekend

Des Moines Memorial on-ramp to SR 518 will be closed this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers in Burien and SeaTac who use Des Moines Memorial Drive to access eastbound SR 518 that they should plan ahead for a full closure of the on-ramp this weekend, Aug. 19-22. Port... [Read more]

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Drivers and transit users, pay heed: there are just a few days to get ready for a closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle, as it is set to close this Friday, April 29. Starting... [Read more]

Runway closure at Sea-Tac Airport will begin April 1, last 45 days

Runway closure at Sea-Tac Airport will begin April 1, last 45 days

The Port of Seattle announced Monday (March 28) that it will be closing the longest runway (designated 16L/34R) at Sea-Tac Airport on April 1 for an estimated 45 days for several upgrades. The closure... [Read more]

Repair work on damaged culvert will close 5th Ave SW near SW 158th

Repair work on damaged culvert will close 5th Ave SW near SW 158th

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (Sept. 9) that it will be performing immediate repair work to a damaged culvert at approximately 15804 5th Ave SW starting on Thursday, Sept. 10, This work will... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing Park stairway may never open again

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing Park stairway may never open again

Photos courtesy City of Burien by Jack Mayne It appears likely that Burien will never reopen the stairway to the beach at the city’s Eagle Landing Park, but a final decision will come after a city... [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]

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

Eagle Landing Park neighbor John White points to the current state of the bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Residents who use the stairs at Burien’s Eagle... [Read more]

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

Photos courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) that the entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park is now closed to the public, due to a “significant erosion... [Read more]

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

The lower two sections of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park have been closed to the public, according to a Burien Parks Facebook post. “There is no access to the beach,” they announced. “Following... [Read more]

Countryside Café closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County; now re-open

Countryside Café closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County; now re-open

Countryside Café, located at 14901 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien was closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County on Monday, Dec. 8 for a variety of health-related violations, according to a notice... [Read more]

SR-518 to be Closed Mon./Tues. Nights for Runway Lights Repair

SR-518 to be Closed Mon./Tues. Nights for Runway Lights Repair

Drivers headed to Sea-Tac Airport tonight and tomorrow – Monday and Tuesday March 25 and 26 – will find SR-518 closed in both directions between SR-509 and 99 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., according to the... [Read more]

BREAKING: KCLS Board Votes To Delay Decision On N. Highline Library Closures

BREAKING: KCLS Board Votes To Delay Decision On N. Highline Library Closures

After almost three hours of testimony and discussion Tuesday (Nov. 29), the KCLS Board of Trustees voted unanimously to delay proceeding with the closure and consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Angry’ Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

UPDATE: ‘Angry’ Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

by Ralph Nichols A “very angry” Burien City Council insisted in a letter Tuesday (Nov. 29) [download PDF here] that King County Library System trustees back away from yet another attempt to close and... [Read more]

King County Public Health Closes Al-Ameen Market In Burien Wednesday

King County Public Health Closes Al-Ameen Market In Burien Wednesday

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Wednesday (Nov. 16) that the Al-Ameen Market, located at 630 153rd Street in Burien, was closed by a food inspector at 3 p.m. for the following... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Re-Opened For Swimming After Sewage Spill

Seahurst Park Beach Re-Opened For Swimming After Sewage Spill

According to the State Department of Ecology, Seahurst Park Beach has been re-opened after being closed to swimming Friday (Sept. 16th) due to a sewage spill. According to the state: “Sample results... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: More Details From KCLS Board Meeting On N. Highline Libraries

FOLLOWUP: More Details From KCLS Board Meeting On N. Highline Libraries

by Ralph Nichols Proposed consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries was deferred Tuesday (June 28) pending more information about a possible annexation by Burien of the North Highline... [Read more]

Future Of North Burien Libraries Could Be Decided In North Bend Today

Future Of North Burien Libraries Could Be Decided In North Bend Today

by Ralph Nichols This afternoon (May 24) at 5 p.m. in North Bend – about as far away from Burien as possible in King County – the fate of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries may be decided. The... [Read more]

City Of Normandy Park Closes “Snake Hill” Off Sylvester Road

City Of Normandy Park Closes “Snake Hill” Off Sylvester Road

The City of Normandy Park announced Tuesday evening that the road from Sylvester Rd SW to SW Shorebrook, commonly referred to as “Snake Hill,” will be closed to traffic heading down the hill... [Read more]

WEATHER: Highline Schools Closing Secondary Schools 90 Min. Early Today (2010)

WEATHER: Highline Schools Closing Secondary Schools 90 Min. Early Today (2010)

The Highline School District announced Monday morning (Nov. 22nd) that they will be closing all secondary schools 90 minutes early today due to snow conditions that may impact bus service. High schoolers... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Restoration To Begin Soon; Park Will Close In July, 2011

Seahurst Park Restoration To Begin Soon; Park Will Close In July, 2011

Illustration by Dave Branson Burien’s Seahurst Park will be undergoing a major restoration project beginning this winter and continuing until the spring of 2012, the city announced in a statement... [Read more]

Beaches Closed To Shellfish Harvesting Due To Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Beaches Closed To Shellfish Harvesting Due To Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Wednesday (Sept. 1st) that Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at “levels of concern” in shellfish samples collected along... [Read more]

With South Park Bridge Closed, Commuters Turn To Alternate Routes

With South Park Bridge Closed, Commuters Turn To Alternate Routes

by Ralph Nichols The long-dreaded day of reckoning for commuters who used South Park Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway – many of them for decades – arrived on June 30 when it was closed forever to... [Read more]

Rest In Peace South Park Bridge (1931-2010)

Rest In Peace South Park Bridge (1931-2010)

Story and photos by Michael Brunk Dating back to 1931, on Wednesday June 30, 2010 at a little after 8:00 PM the South Park Bridge opened its spans one last time. In the process a vital link across the... [Read more]

South Park Bridge Closure Means Big Changes For Area Commuters

South Park Bridge Closure Means Big Changes For Area Commuters

by Ralph Nichols The scheduled June 30 closure of the aging South Park Bridge means big changes are looming for motorists – and Metro bus riders – who regularly cross over it. Among those... [Read more]