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This weekend’s #SouthKingSlowdown includes a Sunday morning switch

This weekend’s #SouthKingSlowdown includes a Sunday morning switch

WSDOT says that drivers on southbound I-5 in SeaTac and Des Moines should be prepared a traffic shift on Sunday morning, July 31, part of the weekend lane reductions for #SouthKingSlowdown. Southbound... [Read more]

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

Here’s the #SouthKingSlowdown schedule for this weekend – July 22-25: Southbound I-5 weekend-long lane reductions from I-405/SR 518 to SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

Construction on new pedestrian/bike trail near S. 132nd Street starts Monday

Construction on new pedestrian/bike trail near S. 132nd Street starts Monday

The City of Burien on Friday issued a construction alert for a new S. 132nd Street Pedestrian / Bicycle Trail Project (map below). Click images to see larger versions: Construction for a new 8-foot... [Read more]

UPDATE: WSDOT construction slowdown on I-5 in area delayed due to weather

UPDATE: WSDOT construction slowdown on I-5 in area delayed due to weather

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Friday that construction on I-5 in the SeaTac area has been postponed until next weekend due to weather: If you missed it, the I-5 #SouthKingSlowdown... [Read more]

TRAFFIC: Construction to reduce lanes on southbound I-5 weekend of July 8-11

TRAFFIC: Construction to reduce lanes on southbound I-5 weekend of July 8-11

South King County drivers should plan ahead for the first of five weekend lane reductions on southbound I-5 in SeaTac soon, as crews begin repaving a 2.7-mile section between South 188th Street and South... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Asphalt overlay will affect traffic near Dottie Harper Park

TRAFFIC ALERT: Asphalt overlay will affect traffic near Dottie Harper Park

This week and next, asphalt overlay work begins on 4th Ave SW between SW 146th Street and SW 148th Streets (map below), near Dottie Harper Park, the City of Burien announced. Starting Thursday (June 23),... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Gas main on SW 160th; Gregory Heights asphalt

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Gas main on SW 160th; Gregory Heights asphalt

Two construction-related traffic alerts in Burien: GAS MAIN ON SW 160th Street The City of Burien is warning residents that traffic may be affected by the installation of a gas main on SW 160th Street... [Read more]

TRAFFIC: Expect weekend delays on southbound I-5 in area this summer

TRAFFIC: Expect weekend delays on southbound I-5 in area this summer

Drivers should plan a strategy now for weekend work on a project to rehabilitate southbound Interstate 5 south of Seattle, WSDOT announced this week. Starting in early July, drivers will see the first... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Hardhat tour shows progress on new Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties

PHOTOS: Hardhat tour shows progress on new Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties

Rendering shows what the completed new Pillar Properties apartment (on the left) and Merrill Gardens senior housing will look like when completed. Developers behind the new Merrill Gardens Senior Housing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Residents get up-close tour of SR 99 tunnel construction

PHOTOS: Residents get up-close tour of SR 99 tunnel construction

Over the weekend, area residents Elston and Jackline Hiil took a tour to see the SR 99 tunnel construction in downtown Seattle. “The tours are free and fascinating,” Elston said. “We... [Read more]

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Starting in early to mid-May, Seattle City Light will begin replacing aging utility poles in Burien, which will likely cause numerous maintenance power outages. Crews will work in an area bordered by... [Read more]

New CHI Franciscan office building will ‘soft open’ on Monday, April 25

New CHI Franciscan office building will ‘soft open’ on Monday, April 25

CHI Franciscan (an Advertiser) will be doing a soft opening of their brand new Medical Pavilion – Highline, a 48,000 square foot, $27 million facility on Monday, April 25. The newly-constructed building... [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]

Major rehab coming to southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way this spring

Major rehab coming to southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way this spring

Everyone was taught the “three R’s” in school, and starting this spring, drivers who use southbound I-5 between Tukwila and Federal Way will learn a new meaning for that phrase – Replace, Repave... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse shows construction progress of new Merrill Gardens project

VIDEO: Time lapse shows construction progress of new Merrill Gardens project

The City of Burien released the following time lapse video, which shows the construction progress of the new Merrill Gardens project over six months: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];... [Read more]

New guardrails to be installed on SR 518 in Burien on Monday, Nov. 2

New guardrails to be installed on SR 518 in Burien on Monday, Nov. 2

A project to replace guardrails on three state highways moves from Everett to Duvall and Burien next week, with work on SR 518 scheduled for Monday, Nov. 2, according to the Washington State Department... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Workers install large walls at new CHI Medical Center building

PHOTOS: Workers install large walls at new CHI Medical Center building

Click image to see animated gif. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Have you ever noticed when driving by a construction site how one day there’s not much going on, then suddenly the next day... [Read more]

City approves land use permit for Kennedy High School’s Athletic Complex

City approves land use permit for Kennedy High School’s Athletic Complex

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with a quote from Kennedy Catholic High School President Mike Prato at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 2015: On Friday (Oct. 2), the City of Burien released a “Notice... [Read more]

City of Burien road construction to begin Monday, Oct. 5

City of Burien road construction to begin Monday, Oct. 5

The City of Burien announced that it will begin its Citywide Roadway Embankment Stabilization Project on Monday, Oct. 5, and continue it until mid-November. Roadwork will begin Monday at 7 a.m. at SW... [Read more]

City of Burien to repair roads in five neighborhoods through October

City of Burien to repair roads in five neighborhoods through October

As part of the City of Burien’s Pavement Management Program, the city announced that it will be performing roadway repair in the following locations: SW 156th St/Maplewild Ave SW 15705 23d Ave SW 16905... [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]

Des Moines Memorial Drive to be closed for ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ construction

Des Moines Memorial Drive to be closed for ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ construction

Des Moines Memorial Drive will be closed to all traffic between S. 176th Street and S. 171st Street for four weeks, starting Sept. 8, for work on the Lake to Sound Trail segment B. Hours of closure will... [Read more]

Burien’s new SR 518 interchange to be paid for by higher gas taxes

Burien’s new SR 518 interchange to be paid for by higher gas taxes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with a new graphic at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 4: Composite image of renderings for new SR 518 interchange courtesy City of Burien. Click image to see larger version. by... [Read more]