Transportation Section

City of Burien holding public hearing on Transportation on Monday, June 6

City of Burien holding public hearing on Transportation on Monday, June 6

The City of Burien announced that it will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 6, 2017, for the purpose of receiving public comments on the 2017 through 2022 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will focus on Transportation on Wednesday, May 25

Next Highline Forum will focus on Transportation on Wednesday, May 25

The next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, May 25, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club, located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive. The public is invited to make comments at the start... [Read more]

Learn about ‘Urban Cycling’ at Burien Library this Saturday, April 30

Learn about ‘Urban Cycling’ at Burien Library this Saturday, April 30

The Burien Library will be hosting Madi Carlson, author of Urban Cycling, advocate, and urban-cycler extraordinaire, this Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. This event is part of this year’s Everyone... [Read more]

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

Photos & Story by Scott Schaefer UPDATE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016: The City of Burien said Wednesday (April 20) that the cause of the sinkhole on SW 136th – which resulted in the road being... [Read more]

Public Meeting on Sound Transit 3 will be April 11-12; will Burien route make it?

Public Meeting on Sound Transit 3 will be April 11-12; will Burien route make it?

A public meeting on Sound Transit 3 is set for Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12, to review the current plan, financial planning assumptions, other plans along with public comment. Will the route... [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]

City of Burien opening Downtown Mobility Storefront Studio Wednesday

City of Burien opening Downtown Mobility Storefront Studio Wednesday

The City of Burien is preparing a Downtown Mobility Plan, and are opening a Storefront Studio this Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 25. The Plan will focus on how you get to Downtown Burien and... [Read more]

Beware parkers – the City of Burien has hired a Parking Compliance Officer

Beware parkers – the City of Burien has hired a Parking Compliance Officer

Photo courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday (Feb. 12) that it has hired a Parking Compliance Officer to monitor two-hour parking zones and disabled parking spaces in and around the... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking input on new Downtown Mobility Plan

City of Burien seeking input on new Downtown Mobility Plan

How do you get around Downtown Burien? The City of Burien is preparing a Downtown Mobility Plan, and they want to hear from residents. “The Plan will focus on how you get to Downtown Burien and... [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]

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]

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]

WABI Burien installs several more Bike Racks in Burien

WABI Burien installs several more Bike Racks in Burien

WABI Burien recently installed several new bike racks; here’s a report from their website: In March, when writing the Downtown Burien Bike Rack Project Wrap-up, there were still 6 bike racks awaiting... [Read more]

Expert Review Panel for ‘Sound Transit 3’ to discuss planning July 13-14

Expert Review Panel for ‘Sound Transit 3’ to discuss planning July 13-14

An independent Expert Review Panel for Sound Transit’s Phase 3 Planning for the Regional Transit Long-Range Plan will meet on July 13-14 in Seattle to review key methodologies, financial planning, and... [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]

Sound Transit asks: ‘Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?’

Sound Transit asks: ‘Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?’

Sounds Transit is asking residents: “Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?” “Citizens from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila connect to multiple destinations... [Read more]

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

by Jack Mayne Representatives of Sound Transit ran into difficulty with the Burien City Council because it doesn’t even put the city on its project map, and has no proposals to better connect Burien... [Read more]

LETTER: Lower speed limit means longer trip between Burien and Des Moines

LETTER: Lower speed limit means longer trip between Burien and Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: [EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland (or B-Town Blog)... [Read more]

New Metro Transit Route #631 Shuttle premieres in Burien Monday morning

New Metro Transit Route #631 Shuttle premieres in Burien Monday morning

King County Metro Transit’s Burien Shuttle (aka Route 631) made its debut Monday morning (June 8), with plenty of local dignitaries on hand: Photos courtesy City of Burien and King County. As... [Read more]

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Riders will have a new way to get around Burien beginning Monday, June 8. King County Metro Transit, in partnership with the City of Burien, is launching a new shuttle that will restore weekday local... [Read more]