Transportation Section

Sound Transit seeks volunteers to serve on agency oversight panel

Sound Transit seeks volunteers to serve on agency oversight panel

Sound Transit is seeking volunteers from Pierce and South King counties to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public. The agency has two openings for the Citizen Oversight Panel... [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]

Alaska Airlines to begin commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines to begin commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday (May 17) that it will begin commercial service from Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport in the fall of 2018. Once it receives government approval, more than... [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]

Sponsored Post King County Metro presents: 4 easy tools to plan a Commute (no car necessary)

King County Metro presents: 4 easy tools to plan a Commute (no car necessary)

Driving can be a hassle—gas money, finding parking, and of course traffic. However, trying to figure out public transportation can sometimes seem like even more of a headache. Luckily, Metro’s Just... [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]

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]

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

The King County Council on Monday (March 27) unanimously approved adding service hours to overcrowded Metro Transit routes in Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent, as well as increasing nightly service on... [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]

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol takes new job with Sound Transit

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol takes new job with Sound Transit

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol – who was unexpectedly ousted by the City Council on Sept. 26, 2016 – announced Monday (Feb. 27) that he has taken a new job with Sound Transit. Gurol will... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear City Council & City Manager, Over... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Road closure on S. 146th-144th between Oct. 6-31

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Road closure on S. 146th-144th between Oct. 6-31

The City of Burien on Friday (Sept. 30) issued a Construction Alert for a road closure on S. 146th-144th (map below) between Oct. 6-31. The City says that S. 146th through S. 144th Way from 8th Ave S.... [Read more]

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers who use southbound I-5 in South King County that they should plan for extended overnight work hours through Sunday morning, Sept. 25. The additional lane reductions and hours... [Read more]

It’s not too late to volunteer for annual bike & pedestrian count Sept. 27-29

It’s not too late to volunteer for annual bike & pedestrian count Sept. 27-29

Next week, the state will kick off a three day-survey to count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help in the count can still register... [Read more]

REMINDER: Light rail to Angle Lake begins Saturday with opening celebration

REMINDER: Light rail to Angle Lake begins Saturday with opening celebration

Photo courtesy Sound Transit. Light rail to Sound Transit’s new Angle Lake station in SeaTac begins at 11 a.m. this Saturday (Sept. 24), with a grand opening celebration that runs until 2 p.m.. A... [Read more]

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers who use southbound Interstate 5 in South King County to expect extended overnight work hours from Friday evening, Sept. 16, through Sunday morning, Sept. 18. The additional... [Read more]

Help wanted: State seeks Volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians on Sept. 27

Help wanted: State seeks Volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians on Sept. 27

Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations during a three-day survey starting Tuesday, Sept. 27. Volunteer... [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]

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

Here’s the #SouthKingSlowdown schedule for this weekend – July 22-25: Southbound I-5 weekend-long lane reductions from I-405/SR 518 to SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

Construction on new pedestrian/bike trail near S. 132nd Street starts Monday

Construction on new pedestrian/bike trail near S. 132nd Street starts Monday

The City of Burien on Friday issued a construction alert for a new S. 132nd Street Pedestrian / Bicycle Trail Project (map below). Click images to see larger versions: Construction for a new 8-foot... [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]

UPDATE: WSDOT construction slowdown on I-5 in area delayed due to weather

UPDATE: WSDOT construction slowdown on I-5 in area delayed due to weather

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Friday that construction on I-5 in the SeaTac area has been postponed until next weekend due to weather: If you missed it, the I-5 #SouthKingSlowdown... [Read more]