sr-509 Section

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]

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]

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) received a 911 call from a victim that indicated another driver opened fire on their vehicle on SR 509, striking... [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]

City of Burien has paid $1.75 million to settle 2013 death and injury SR 509 crash

City of Burien has paid $1.75 million to settle 2013 death and injury SR 509 crash

Photo shows the extreme damage to the two vehicles on Dec. 18, 2013.  The embankment that the suspect vehicle drove down before it “exploded into the passenger side of the Eakins’ vehicle.” Photos... [Read more]

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Wednesday morning (May 4), a reckless driver sped by a Washington State Trooper on SR 509, who clocked his speed on radar at 112 MPH. The driver exited at South 128th in Burien (map below) and lost control,... [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]

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]

Southbound SR 509 in Burien to close for 4 nights starting Wednesday, April 22

Southbound SR 509 in Burien to close for 4 nights starting Wednesday, April 22

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that drivers heading to Burien or Sea-Tac Airport should prepare for up to four full closures of southbound SR 509 over the next seven... [Read more]

Expect traffic delays as paving work on SR 509 through Burien begins April 6

Expect traffic delays as paving work on SR 509 through Burien begins April 6

Contractor crews for WSDOT will repair this stretch of southbound SR 509 in Burien in summer 2015. Here you can see large cracks in the highway. Following the pavement project, drivers will notice a smoother... [Read more]

City of Burien vows it ‘will vigorously defend itself’ against SR-509 crash lawsuit

City of Burien vows it ‘will vigorously defend itself’ against SR-509 crash lawsuit

The City of Burien is vowing that it “will vigorously defend itself” against a $16.5 million dollar lawsuit filed against it and King County Thursday…

Tukwila man sentenced to 11 years for Dec. 2013 fatal DUI collision on SR-509

Tukwila man sentenced to 11 years for Dec. 2013 fatal DUI collision on SR-509

Daylight shows the extreme damage to the two vehicles. Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol. The embankment the suspect drove down. Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol. The King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]

Serious injury accident on SR-509 at S. 128th Thursday morning

Serious injury accident on SR-509 at S. 128th Thursday morning

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a serious injury accident occurred on SR-509 at the S. 128th exit in Burien Thursday morning: pic.twitter.com/ztsYdEYI19 — Burien Police (@BurienPD) March... [Read more]

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Christopher Wittman, 24, of Tukwila, was charged Wednesday (Jan. 15) with ‘Vehicular Homicide’ after one of the victims in the Dec. 18 SR-509 collision died last week (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

One of the critically-injured victims of the Dec. 18 five-car collision on SR-509 in Burien has died from her injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol (read our previous coverage here). The woman... [Read more]

$200,000 bail set for 24-year old Tukwila man who caused crash on SR-509

$200,000 bail set for 24-year old Tukwila man who caused crash on SR-509

A bail hearing was held Thursday afternoon (Dec. 19) for a 24-year-old Tukwila man arrested in Wednesday’s horrible five-vehicle collision on SR-509 (read our previous coverage here) that caused... [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]

Washington State Patrol seeks additional witnesses to accident on SR-509

Washington State Patrol seeks additional witnesses to accident on SR-509

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle injury collision that occurred on Tuesday, July 9, at about 12:08 a.m. on southbound SR-509 at milepost 28, south of the 1st Avenue Bridge. Detectives... [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]