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CONSTRUCTION REMINDER: Lane closures return to SR 509 this weekend

CONSTRUCTION REMINDER: Lane closures return to SR 509 this weekend

Weekend work to repair and replace guardrail in the median on State Route 509 in Burien resumes this weekend (Sept. 15-18), with left lane closures in both directions: Contractor crews working for the... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Weekend lane closures returning to SR 509 this weekend

CONSTRUCTION: Weekend lane closures returning to SR 509 this weekend

Weekend work to repair and replace guardrail in the median on State Route 509 in Burien resumes this weekend, Sept. 15-18, with left lane closures in both directions. Contractor crews working for the... [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]

WSDOT Open House on SR 509 Corridor Completion will be Wednesday, April 12

WSDOT Open House on SR 509 Corridor Completion will be Wednesday, April 12

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be holding an Open House on the SR 509 Corridor Completion on Wednesday, April 12, from 5 – 8 p.m. to review updated design plans and next... [Read more]

Teen cleanup crew member finds WWI-era rifle on SR 509 in Burien

Teen cleanup crew member finds WWI-era rifle on SR 509 in Burien

A teen member of a Department of Ecology cleanup crew made a very interesting discovery while working on the SR 509 freeway in Burien Monday morning, Aug. 15. They found a World War I-era rifle! But don’t... [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]

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: Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 to be closed this weekend!

REMINDER: Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 to be closed this weekend!

Major construction work begins this Friday night, July 15, on a project that will reduce southbound I-5 to two lanes between SeaTac and Des Moines for the entire weekend. WSDOT says that this is the first... [Read more]

WSDOT Open House on extension of SR 509 will be Thursday, Dec. 17

WSDOT Open House on extension of SR 509 will be Thursday, Dec. 17

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be holding an Open House on the extension of SR 509 on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Highline College. Project staff will be on hand to answer your... [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]

Police chase blocks SR-518 near 51st Ave South Wednesday afternoon

Police chase blocks SR-518 near 51st Ave South Wednesday afternoon

If you’ve driven in or out of the area Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 11) on SR-518, you’re probably aware of a large police turnout that blocked the freeway in SeaTac near 51st Ave S. Burien and... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol Trooper rescues suicidal man over I-5 overpass

Washington State Patrol Trooper rescues suicidal man over I-5 overpass

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that Trooper John Pierce – with the assistance of officers from the Tukwila Police Department and an off-duty Seattle Police officer – pulled a suicidal man... [Read more]

Major crash on SR-509 Wednesday morning critically injures two

Major crash on SR-509 Wednesday morning critically injures two

Two people were critically injured in a serious, five-car crash on southbound SR-509 at 128th in Burien Wednesday morning (Dec. 18). According to the Washington State Patrol: Vehicle one was headed eastbound... [Read more]

Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts

Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts

Throughout September and October, local residents, businesses and organizations will have opportunities to share their feedback on the proposed completion of the SR-509 Corridor/Puget Sound Gateway Project... [Read more]

Road delays possible on SR-518 near Sea-Tac Airport this weekend

Road delays possible on SR-518 near Sea-Tac Airport this weekend

Concrete panel replacement work on eastbound SR-518 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport may cause delays Friday, June 7 through the morning of Sunday, June 9, according to the Washington State Department... [Read more]

Overnight closures planned on SR-518 through July

Overnight closures planned on SR-518 through July

Overnight closures on SR-518 are planned through July, and the Washington State Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be aware and plan ahead. Beginning Tuesday, May 28, crews working with... [Read more]

Rally to show support for SR-509 extension is Monday at State Capitol

Rally to show support for SR-509 extension is Monday at State Capitol

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce is reporting on its Facebook page that supporters of SR-509 and SR-167 will stage a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Olympia on Monday, May 20 at... [Read more]

SR-518 to be Closed Mon./Tues. Nights for Runway Lights Repair

SR-518 to be Closed Mon./Tues. Nights for Runway Lights Repair

Drivers headed to Sea-Tac Airport tonight and tomorrow – Monday and Tuesday March 25 and 26 – will find SR-518 closed in both directions between SR-509 and 99 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., according to the... [Read more]

Crews to Replace Nearly a Mile of ‘Bumpy’ Pavement on SR-518 this Year

Crews to Replace Nearly a Mile of ‘Bumpy’ Pavement on SR-518 this Year

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Monday (Feb. 11) that it will be replacing nearly a mile of ‘rough and bumpy’ concrete pavement, as well as 50 failing panels,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Tree Down on SR-518 Just East of Burien, Blocking Right Lane

VIDEO: Tree Down on SR-518 Just East of Burien, Blocking Right Lane

BTB Reader Ted  Johnson sent us the following video shot with his iPhone, showing a downed tree over the eastbound lanes of SR-518 Friday afternoon (Feb. 17), just east of Burien: We’re not sure... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Rollover Accident Closes SR-509 Near S. 160th Exit Thursday

PHOTOS: Rollover Accident Closes SR-509 Near S. 160th Exit Thursday

BTB Tipster Mike Bishoff alerted us to a major rollover accident on the southbound lanes of SR-509 near the S. 160th exit Thursday afternoon. We’re still awaiting word from the Washington State Patrol... [Read more]

Driver Arrested For DUI After Traveling Wrong Way On Freeway For 11 Miles

Driver Arrested For DUI After Traveling Wrong Way On Freeway For 11 Miles

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a 40-year old Federal Way man was arrested Sunday morning (Sept. 12) for investigation of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after several 911 callers alerted... [Read more]

WSDOT Tweet: 509 Closed In Normandy Park Due To Gas Leak Friday

WSDOT Tweet: 509 Closed In Normandy Park Due To Gas Leak Friday

UPDATE 5pm 4/16/10: The latest Tweet from the Washington State Department of Transportation reads: “SR 509 in Normandy Park – Crews have opened one lane and are alternating traffic through... [Read more]

Guardrail May Have Prevented Head-On Collision In Burien Tuesday

Guardrail May Have Prevented Head-On Collision In Burien Tuesday

According to the Washington State Patrol, a guardrail that separates the northbound from the southbound lanes of SR-509 in Burien possibly prevented a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon (March 30). Police... [Read more]