Construction Section

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]

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]