Construction Section

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]

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wednesday, July 18, starting at 7 a.m., the city announced. There will be lane restrictions and short duration road closures at various times... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Ribbon cut to celebrate construction of new Rainier Ridge home development

Ribbon cut to celebrate construction of new Rainier Ridge home development

From Advertiser Stuart Steadman: On Tuesday morning, June 5, a ribbon was cut to celebrate Rainier Ridge, a new 4-home development under construction near Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines (click... [Read more]

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

The new Highline High School (HHS) will reopen in the fall of 2021 with its grand main entrance reconstructed using the original brick and terra cotta, Highline Public Schools announced Monday, May 21.... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Beginning Monday, expect delays on Sylvester Road

TRAFFIC ALERT: Beginning Monday, expect delays on Sylvester Road

Beginning Monday, May 21, residents are being warned to expect delays on Sylvester Road in the area of 12th Place SW, aka “Snake Hill” (map below). Work on a water main is expected to last... [Read more]

See more details on new Highline High School design on Thursday, May 17

See more details on new Highline High School design on Thursday, May 17

Curious to see what the new Highline High School is going to look like inside and out? Bassetti Architects is halfway through the detailed work of designing every square inch of the new facility, and... [Read more]

Northwest Kidney Centers to invest $43 million for logistics center, clinic & offices in SeaTac

Northwest Kidney Centers to invest $43 million for logistics center, clinic & offices in SeaTac

Northwest Kidney Centers announced that it has purchased land in SeaTac to relocate its West Seattle Kidney Center. The nonprofit will build a $43 million campus at 12833 20th Ave South in SeaTac (map... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The North Satellite Modernization Project is the expansion and renovation of the 45-year-old North Satellite facility at Sea-Tac Airport. We were privileged to take a... [Read more]

UPDATE: Students will attend Highline High School campus for another year

UPDATE: Students will attend Highline High School campus for another year

Students will attend classes at Highline High School’s current campus a year longer than the district originally planned, the school announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The district had planned to send... [Read more]

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

After several weeks of public feedback, Highline High School project staff, architects, contractors and district leaders have reached a final consensus recommendation on Design Concept 1 for the new north... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Kaiser Permanente opens new 23,000 sq. ft. Burien Medical Center

B-TOWN BIZ: Kaiser Permanente opens new 23,000 sq. ft. Burien Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Washington this week opened their new, 23,000 square foot new Medical Center in Burien. The new facility – which opened Wednesday, Nov. 1 – features state-of-the-art technology and... [Read more]

New designs unveiled for Highline High rebuild; which do you like best?

New designs unveiled for Highline High rebuild; which do you like best?

The Highline Pirates have a brand new ship on order – and conceptual design plans were released to the public at the school at a community meeting on Thursday night, Oct. 19…

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

Get the scoop on Highline High’s façade straight from architects Oct. 19

The public is invited to ‘get the scoop’ on Highline High School’s façade straight from the architects at an ‘Ask the Architects’ community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19. This... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

FOLLOWUP: District says unstable front of Highline High School must be rebuilt

It took the money from the voter approved recent bond election to give the Highline School District enough money to find out whether the front wall façade…

After tech evaluation, looks like Highline High’s front façade cannot be saved

After tech evaluation, looks like Highline High’s front façade cannot be saved

Highline Public Schools on Monday (Sept. 25) announced that – after a full evaluation – the technical team has concluded that the front façade/north wall of Highline High School is “not stable enough to be safely shored up…

CONSTRUCTION REMINDER: Lane closures return to SR 509 this weekend

CONSTRUCTION REMINDER: Lane closures return to SR 509 this weekend

Weekend work to repair and replace guardrail in the median on State Route 509 in Burien resumes this weekend (Sept. 15-18), with left lane closures in both directions: Contractor crews working for the... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Weekend lane closures returning to SR 509 this weekend

CONSTRUCTION: Weekend lane closures returning to SR 509 this weekend

Weekend work to repair and replace guardrail in the median on State Route 509 in Burien resumes this weekend, Sept. 15-18, with left lane closures in both directions. Contractor crews working for the... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Parts of SR 509 will be closed this weekend for paving work

CONSTRUCTION: Parts of SR 509 will be closed this weekend for paving work

The left lanes of both northbound and southbound SR 509 in Burien will be closed this weekend – from Aug. 11-14 – for paving and guardrail replacement. Lanes will close at 7 p.m. Friday, and reopen... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: More weekend I-5 work; closures on SR 509 coming in Sept.

CONSTRUCTION: More weekend I-5 work; closures on SR 509 coming in Sept.

A map showing the section of northbound SR 509 that will be repaved in September. Three more weekends of lane reductions on northbound I-5 between Kent and Tukwila are scheduled this month, along with... [Read more]

New ramp on SR 518 will improve access for Burien redevelopment of NERA

New ramp on SR 518 will improve access for Burien redevelopment of NERA

Summer construction in Burien is heating up as crews get ready to construct a new two-lane off-ramp from eastbound State Route 518 to Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). Contractor crews from Graham... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Construction has begun on rebuilding SW 152nd Gateway Arch

FOLLOWUP: Construction has begun on rebuilding SW 152nd Gateway Arch

With the support columns in place, now all that’s needed is a new arch. Photo courtesy City of Burien. Construction has begun on replacing the “Downtown Burien” Gateway Arch in the 130... [Read more]

UPDATE: Town Square Water Feature repair completion has been delayed

UPDATE: Town Square Water Feature repair completion has been delayed

The City of Burien announced this week that the Town Square Water Feature is still undergoing a major renovation project, and won’t be completed until late July or early August. The status update... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay & Citywide HMA Repair

CONSTRUCTION: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay & Citywide HMA Repair

Some construction/traffic info from the City of Burien: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay and Citywide HMA Repair Project Name: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay and Citywide HMA Repair Scheduled Start... [Read more]

DRIVERS BEWARE: Repaving of SR 509 in Burien will begin Sunday, June 4

DRIVERS BEWARE: Repaving of SR 509 in Burien will begin Sunday, June 4

The pavement on northbound SR 509 in Burien is cracked and in need of repair. Contractor crews will grind the top layer and repave the road with asphalt. Construction season is in full swing – including... [Read more]