Construction Section

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]

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]