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New exit to Des Moines Memorial Drive on SR 518 opens

New exit to Des Moines Memorial Drive on SR 518 opens

This Friday, Jan. 11, a brand new, two-lane off-ramp will open up from eastbound SR 518 to Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien. WSDOT says that for years, travelers could only access Des Moines Memorial... [Read more]

WABI Weekday Walkers will walk Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wed., Oct. 17

WABI Weekday Walkers will walk Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wed., Oct. 17

From our friends at WABI Burien: Planting elms on Des Moines Memorial Drive in 1921. (Photo from website of Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Assoc.) Join the WABI Weekday Walkers on Wednesday, Oct.... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Des Moines Memorial Drive will be close for paving Friday

TRAFFIC ALERT: Des Moines Memorial Drive will be close for paving Friday

Des Moines Memorial Drive will be closed for paving work from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. this Friday, July 20, the city announced. This paving work will occur between 3rd Circle South (South 17300 Block) and Ambaum... [Read more]

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wednesday, July 18, starting at 7 a.m., the city announced. There will be lane restrictions and short duration road closures at various times... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Spring wildflowers discovered along Des Moines Memorial Drive

PHOTOS: Spring wildflowers discovered along Des Moines Memorial Drive

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great photos of spring wildflowers discovered along Des Moines Memorial Drive S. in Burien’s Boulevard Park neighborhood. Click images to view larger... [Read more]

Celebrate Des Moines Memorial Drive & World War I at Burien Library Nov. 18

Celebrate Des Moines Memorial Drive & World War I at Burien Library Nov. 18

Humanities Washington, The Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association, and the King County Library, Burien Branch, invite the community to an engaging conversation with Lorraine McConaghy, a member... [Read more]

4 injured in major crash at S. 136th & Des Moines Memorial Drive Mon. night

4 injured in major crash at S. 136th & Des Moines Memorial Drive Mon. night

Four people were injured in a major crash involving a truck and a sedan at the intersection of S. 136th and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below) in Burien Monday night, May 23. Reports are that two of... [Read more]

Memorial Day Observance will be at Burien’s WWI ‘Wall of Remembrance’

Memorial Day Observance will be at Burien’s WWI ‘Wall of Remembrance’

This coming Memorial Day – Monday, May 30 – at 8 a.m., the Burien American Legion will hold its annual Memorial Day Service in front at the WWI memorial wall in front of Sunnydale School, located... [Read more]

Celebrate Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association on Oct. 12

Celebrate Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association on Oct. 12

“But this I would say, standing as I do in view of God and eternity: I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” – Edith Cavell, written while awaiting... [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]

New Freeway Interchange May Be Coming To Burien

New Freeway Interchange May Be Coming To Burien

by Ralph Nichols Burien long has wanted an interchange connecting State Route 518 with Des Moines Memorial Drive to improve access to businesses that, city officials hope, will move into the Northeast... [Read more]

Honor Veterans, Women Who’ve Served & Des Moines Memorial Drive On Nov. 11th

Honor Veterans, Women Who’ve Served & Des Moines Memorial Drive On Nov. 11th

A special Veteran’s Day Commemoration is coming to the SeaTac Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11th to celebrate both the history of Des Moines Memorial Drive as well as honor women who have served... [Read more]

Sadly, Burien’s Two Beavers Have Been Euthanized

Sadly, Burien’s Two Beavers Have Been Euthanized

Sad news today from King County Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward Dennis Clark – remember the two beavers who made their home (and subsequent dam) in a pond near Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien?... [Read more]

What Should The City Of Burien Do With These Dam BEAVERS? Take Our Poll…

What Should The City Of Burien Do With These Dam BEAVERS? Take Our Poll…

We’ve covered this before, but since then our friend Dennis Clark sent us these photos so we just had to do an update – Burien has its own, functioning, dam (building) beaver family living... [Read more]