Construction Section

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]

Contractor to repair defective work at new Fire Station for Dec. 1 completion

Contractor to repair defective work at new Fire Station for Dec. 1 completion

The new Fire Station, located at 900 SW 146th Street, has sat empty for over three years. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Fire District No. 2 announced Thursday (Sept. 3) that they have “finally... [Read more]

PHOTOS: There’s a new crane hanging out over downtown Burien

PHOTOS: There’s a new crane hanging out over downtown Burien

WABI Burien’s Maureen Hoffmann sent us this pic, showing the new crane over downtown Burien – including Eric Dickman and Maggie Larrick of Burien Actors Theatre – at the Farmers Market on Thursday: The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

The Port of Seattle is reconstructing Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway (designated as 16C/34C), originally built in 1969, and scheduled to be completed and re-opened on Oct. 30, 2015. The project... [Read more]

City of Burien’s ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot paving program will close roads July 27-30

City of Burien’s ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot paving program will close roads July 27-30

The City of Burien announced on Tuesday (July 14) that its Slurry Seal pilot paving program will require four single-day closures on numerous roads (maps below), from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 27–30. This... [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]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground broken on new Merrill Garden, Pillar construction

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground broken on new Merrill Garden, Pillar construction

On Thursday afternoon (June 25), under 80+ degree, sunny blue skies, the City of Burien – in partnership with Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties and Legacy Partners – celebrated the groundbreaking... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am astounded by disrespect shown to Burien & Strawberry Festival’

LETTER: ‘I am astounded by disrespect shown to Burien & Strawberry Festival’

[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:] I am astounded by the disrespect shown... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Demolition starts to make way for new CHI Franciscan offices

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Demolition starts to make way for new CHI Franciscan offices

On Wednesday, June 17, workers from GLY Construction began demolishing two buildings – at 16033 and 16043 1st Ave South in Burien – to make way for a new medical office complex for CHI Franciscan Health. The... [Read more]

City of Burien to launch ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot program for roads this summer

City of Burien to launch ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot program for roads this summer

This summer, the City of Burien will initiate a Slurry Seal Program to lengthen the life of its roads at a fraction of the cost of complete repaving. The project area will include portions of streets... [Read more]

Merrill Gardens senior complex construction to start at Town Square next month

Merrill Gardens senior complex construction to start at Town Square next month

Click images to see larger versions. by Jack Mayne That vacant land north of Burien City Hall and south of SW 150th Street will soon be humming with construction noise, digging equipment, and arriving... [Read more]

‘Exploratory’ roadway work may cause traffic slowdowns in Burien Thursday

‘Exploratory’ roadway work may cause traffic slowdowns in Burien Thursday

The City of Burien announced that ‘exploratory’ roadwork will take place at four different areas near Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood this Thursday, April 30. “There are... [Read more]

Work on new Dottie Harper Park playground will begin this week

Work on new Dottie Harper Park playground will begin this week

The City of Burien announced on its Facebook page Tuesday (April 28) that the Dottie Harper Playground project construction has been awarded to L.W. Sundstrom out of Ravensdale, WA for the amount of $177,221.37.... [Read more]

Expect traffic delays as paving work on SR 509 through Burien begins April 6

Expect traffic delays as paving work on SR 509 through Burien begins April 6

Contractor crews for WSDOT will repair this stretch of southbound SR 509 in Burien in summer 2015. Here you can see large cracks in the highway. Following the pavement project, drivers will notice a smoother... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center... [Read more]

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

The City of Burien announced last week that it will be implementing a new intersection improvement project on SW 148th Street. Work will be done to the intersections of 4th Ave SW and SW 148th Street,... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Franciscan to build 52,000 s.f. office building at Thrift Store site

B-TOWN BIZ: Franciscan to build 52,000 s.f. office building at Thrift Store site

Franciscan Health Systems is planning on building a new 52,000 square foot Medical Office Building at the location that formerly housed a Salvation Army Thrift Store at 16033 First Ave South. The lot... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Lame attempt at striping our roads can be witnessed…’

LETTER: ‘Lame attempt at striping our roads can be witnessed…’

[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:] The attached photos are enough indictment... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

[Watch full-screen at 1080p for best quality] Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer Demolition began Wednesday morning (Nov. 19) on the “old” Burien City Hall building located on the corner... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Getting your home ready for the holidays? Call GMV Construction!

Getting your home ready for the holidays? Call GMV Construction!

If the crisp air has you thinking about gathering family and friends for the holidays, now is a great time to tackle those home improvement projects you have been putting off. And new Advertiser... [Read more]