Construction Section

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]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

The Peter Western Bridge was knocked down on Friday (May 19), and below are videos (and photos) of B-Town’s own “Galloping Gertie” courtesy the City of Burien (NOTE: the bridge starts... [Read more]

Weekend lane reductions on northbound I-5 will start June 2

Weekend lane reductions on northbound I-5 will start June 2

Drivers should be prepared for eight weekends of lane closures, which likely will cause backups and delays on northbound Interstate 5 in SeaTac and Tukwila, starting in June, the Washington State Department... [Read more]

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of the Peter Western Bridge – located in the 2200 block of S. 116th Street in Burien (map below) – is set to begin this Thursday, May 18. Due to damage to the structural integrity of... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

Elston Hill was out with his camera and he caught these great photos of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Tri-Island Vashon Island Regatta #2 (starting at Shilshole, then around Vashon/Maury Island then back),... [Read more]

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Portion of the original ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, pre-Feb. 2016 – back when it was still standing. Construction to rebuild the Burien Downtown Gateway Arch on SW 152nd Street is slated... [Read more]

Town Square Water Park closed due to underground leak; renovation starts

Town Square Water Park closed due to underground leak; renovation starts

If you (or your kids) are looking forward to cooling off (whenever it warms up…) in the Water Feature at Town Square Park, we have some bad news – due to a leak in the underground pipes, a renovation... [Read more]

Seattle City Light will soon be upgrading equipment in Burien/White Center areas

Seattle City Light will soon be upgrading equipment in Burien/White Center areas

Starting in early to mid-April 2017, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Highline and White Center areas by upgrading electronic equipment to 35 utility poles... [Read more]

Whoops! Facade wall of old building being demolished for new museum falls over

Whoops! Facade wall of old building being demolished for new museum falls over

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Over this last weekend, as construction workers were carefully tearing down an old building on a lot that will soon be the new home for the Highline Heritage Museum,... [Read more]

#SouthKingSlowdown work on I-5 will continue this weekend, Oct. 29-30

#SouthKingSlowdown work on I-5 will continue this weekend, Oct. 29-30

#SouthKingSlowdown work on southbound I-5 will continue this weekend, with up to four lanes closed overnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 & 30. Expect closures on I-5 from SR 516/Kent Des Moines... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Road closure on S. 146th-144th between Oct. 6-31

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Road closure on S. 146th-144th between Oct. 6-31

The City of Burien on Friday (Sept. 30) issued a Construction Alert for a road closure on S. 146th-144th (map below) between Oct. 6-31. The City says that S. 146th through S. 144th Way from 8th Ave S.... [Read more]

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers who use southbound I-5 in South King County that they should plan for extended overnight work hours through Sunday morning, Sept. 25. The additional lane reductions and hours... [Read more]

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers who use southbound Interstate 5 in South King County to expect extended overnight work hours from Friday evening, Sept. 16, through Sunday morning, Sept. 18. The additional... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Endolyne Joe’s will be closed for building repairs through Sept. 19

Endolyne Joe’s will be closed for building repairs through Sept. 19

ENDOLYNE JOE’S CLOSED FOR BUILDING REPAIRS  Due to landlord-related building improvements for other tenants, Endolyne Joe’s will be closed Monday, Sept. 12 through Monday, Sept. 19. Regular... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Three Tree Point Lane will be closed Aug. 29-Jan. 25

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Three Tree Point Lane will be closed Aug. 29-Jan. 25

The City of Burien announced on Thursday, Aug. 25, that Three Tree Point Lane (map below) will be closed for a sewer lift station upgrade project, starting Aug. 29 and continuing weekdays to Jan. 25. 2017: CONSTRUCTION... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Slurry Seal in Gregory Heights, other areas starts Aug. 23

CONSTRUCTION: Slurry Seal in Gregory Heights, other areas starts Aug. 23

The City of Burien announced Thursday (Aug. 18) that Slurry Seal work will begin in the Gregory Heights and southeast areas of Burien on Tuesday morning, Aug. 23. Here’s more from the city’s... [Read more]

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]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Part of Ambaum closed due to emergency repair

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Part of Ambaum closed due to emergency repair

The City of Burien and Water District #49 announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) that Ambaum Blvd. SW will be closed between SW 153rd and SW 154th Strets due to an emergency water main repair/replacement project. The... [Read more]