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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]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be closed all this coming weekend

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be closed all this coming weekend

The second of two full weekend closures of northbound I-5 at the West Seattle Bridge will be this coming weekend, July 14-15. Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will begin... [Read more]

Busy Burien intersection frustrates drivers

Busy Burien intersection frustrates drivers

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Traffic signals at one busy Burien intersection, where SW 148th Street crosses 1st Ave. S., transitioning into eastbound SR-518, have become a frequent source of... [Read more]

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in Burien to improve safety, bus speed and reliability. The RapidRide H Line... [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]

THANKS READERS – 1st half 2017 Blog traffic stats up +30% over 2016!

THANKS READERS – 1st half 2017 Blog traffic stats up +30% over 2016!

Website traffic for The B-Town Blog is up over +30% – with impressions up +52% – for the first half of 2017 vs 2016, according to independent statistics from Google Analytics: Check out the difference... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay & Citywide HMA Repair

CONSTRUCTION: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay & Citywide HMA Repair

Some construction/traffic info from the City of Burien: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay and Citywide HMA Repair Project Name: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay and Citywide HMA Repair Scheduled Start... [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]

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]

Distracted Drivers beware – ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ ticket campaign underway

Distracted Drivers beware – ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ ticket campaign underway

“U Text, U Drive, U Pay” is the message the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is sending to distracted drivers in April as part of “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Drivers using... [Read more]

Tree falls down onto SW 160th Street in Burien Thursday morning

Tree falls down onto SW 160th Street in Burien Thursday morning

Story & Photos by Joe Moldovan Thursday morning (March 2) around 9 a.m., a large old tree fell down across SW 160th Street near 8th Ave SW (map below) in Burien. Police quickly responded by closing... [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]

#SouthKingSlowdown continues this weekend

#SouthKingSlowdown continues this weekend

South King Slowdown Calendar – weekend of August 12-15: Southbound I-5 weekend-long lane reductions from South Boeing Access Road to I-405/SR 518 will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. By 10 p.m.... [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]

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]

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]