Transportation Section

New exit to Des Moines Memorial Drive on SR 518 opens

New exit to Des Moines Memorial Drive on SR 518 opens

This Friday, Jan. 11, a brand new, two-lane off-ramp will open up from eastbound SR 518 to Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien. WSDOT says that for years, travelers could only access Des Moines Memorial... [Read more]

Port of Seattle reacts to partial government shutdown

Port of Seattle reacts to partial government shutdown

The Port of Seattle on Tuesday (Jan. 8) issued the following reaction to the partial government shutdown, which may already be affecting over 2,000 federal aviation and security professionals at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes this weekend

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes this weekend

People who travel on northbound I-5 near Tukwila should allow additional time for their trips this weekend (Jan. 5-6), when the freeway will reduce to two lanes for an expansion joint replacement project. To... [Read more]

Northbound I-5 in Tukwila will be reduced to two lanes in early January

Northbound I-5 in Tukwila will be reduced to two lanes in early January

Drivers who travel on northbound I-5 near Tukwila should allow additional time for their trips the weekend of Jan. 5-6, when the freeway will reduce to two lanes for an expansion joint replacement project. To... [Read more]

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

The ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ is a new, reservation-based transportation service that travels within a specified service area, instead of along a fixed route. The service is offered... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Peter Western Bridge construction to begin in early 2019

FOLLOWUP: Peter Western Bridge construction to begin in early 2019

Construction on the Peter Western Bridge – which suffered from storm damage and was demolished in May, 2017 – will begin in early 2019, the City of Burien announced. The bridge, located in the 2200... [Read more]

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Burien is conducting a survey, and is seeking thoughts from residents about Potential Impacts and Locations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The City of Burien is partnering with Seattle... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

State Route 518 is more than just a highway. As the main route to one of the busiest airports in the country, it connects Western Washington to the world. Locally, it’s a key pipeline for commuters and... [Read more]

Open house for Route 120 transit improvements will be Oct. 10

Open house for Route 120 transit improvements will be Oct. 10

King County Metro, along with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), will be holding an Open house for Route 120 transit improvements and the future RapidRide H Line on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at... [Read more]

WABI Burien: E-Biking in Burien

WABI Burien: E-Biking in Burien

From our friends at WABI Burien: (The following article is compiled from meeting notes and posts by Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes.) People who wouldn’t have considered riding a traditional... [Read more]

LETTER: Another resident upset about no downtown exits in new tunnel

LETTER: Another resident upset about no downtown exits in new tunnel

[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:] Mr. Hull’s views on the upcoming loss... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The Tourniquet Between Burien and Downtown Seattle’

LETTER: ‘The Tourniquet Between Burien and Downtown Seattle’

[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 Editor, I write to express concern... [Read more]

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]