Transportation Section

New $1.72 billion ‘Gateway’ project would finally connect SR-509 to I-5

New $1.72 billion ‘Gateway’ project would finally connect SR-509 to I-5

A proposed $1.72 billion project that would finally connect SR-509 to I-5 would “relieve traffic congestion and improve freight mobility,” according to supporters. “Let’s finish what... [Read more]

REMINDER: Sponsorship Sprint for WABI Bike Racks starts Friday at 9 a.m.

REMINDER: Sponsorship Sprint for WABI Bike Racks starts Friday at 9 a.m.

Our friends at WABI Burien want to remind our Readers that their ‘Sponsorship Sprint’ to sponsor a bike rack starts this Friday (April 19) at 9 a.m.! “We expect some competition for... [Read more]

WABI Burien to roll out Downtown Burien Bike Racks; Seeking Sponsors

WABI Burien to roll out Downtown Burien Bike Racks; Seeking Sponsors

WABI Burien announced Friday (April 5) that it has 41 bike racks in production which will soon be installed all over Burien – and these racks are in need of Sponsors! “We’ve all been waiting... [Read more]

SR-518 to be Closed Mon./Tues. Nights for Runway Lights Repair

SR-518 to be Closed Mon./Tues. Nights for Runway Lights Repair

Drivers headed to Sea-Tac Airport tonight and tomorrow – Monday and Tuesday March 25 and 26 – will find SR-518 closed in both directions between SR-509 and 99 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., according to the... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: SW 146th at 1st Ave South to be Closed Mar. 27–29

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: SW 146th at 1st Ave South to be Closed Mar. 27–29

The City of Burien on Friday issued a ‘Construction Alert,’ warning of closures on SW 146th at 1st Ave South (map below) starting Wednesday, March 27: Starting Wednesday, March 27 through Friday,... [Read more]

City Says Phase II of 1st Ave South Improvement Project to Begin Again

City Says Phase II of 1st Ave South Improvement Project to Begin Again

The City of Burien announced this week that Phase II of the 1st Ave South Improvement Project – from SW 146th to SW 140th Street – has begun starting Tuesday, March 5. “After the holiday and... [Read more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Sound Transit Seeking Artists for ‘STart’ Public Art

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Sound Transit Seeking Artists for ‘STart’ Public Art

Sound Transit is seeking to compile a roster of pre-qualified Artists for its ‘STart’ program, which includes public art projects throughout the agency’s three-county service area in... [Read more]

PHOTO: What the Sylvester Road Bridge Looked Like a Year Ago

PHOTO: What the Sylvester Road Bridge Looked Like a Year Ago

BTB Contributor Brett Fish shared this photo and note about the Sylvester Road Bridge: “It’s hard to believe that just one year ago Friday (Feb. 22) what we now take for granted looked like... [Read more]

Highline School Buses Rated ‘Outstanding’ for 15th Consecutive Year

Highline School Buses Rated ‘Outstanding’ for 15th Consecutive Year

The Highline School District is reporting that – for the 15th consecutive year – its Transportation Department has received ‘outstanding’ marks on the school bus safety inspection conducted... [Read more]

Crews to Replace Nearly a Mile of ‘Bumpy’ Pavement on SR-518 this Year

Crews to Replace Nearly a Mile of ‘Bumpy’ Pavement on SR-518 this Year

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Monday (Feb. 11) that it will be replacing nearly a mile of ‘rough and bumpy’ concrete pavement, as well as 50 failing panels,... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Expect Closures on Normandy Park Drive SW Wednesday

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Expect Closures on Normandy Park Drive SW Wednesday

The City of Normandy Park issued the following Traffic Advisory for this Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Normandy Park Drive SW: On Wednesday, January 16th from 9 a.m. to approximately 3... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect Closures on 1st Ave South thru Holidays

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect Closures on 1st Ave South thru Holidays

The City of Burien is warning residents to be expect closures on 1st Ave South between S/SW 140th to S/SW 146th Street through the holidays. “There will still be some utility work continuing which... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I was Dismayed to find that Burien has Installed a New Traffic Light…’

LETTER: ‘I was Dismayed to find that Burien has Installed a New Traffic Light…’

I was dismayed to find that Burien has installed a new traffic light on 1st Avenue at 150th. One of the things I really like about Burien is that it is NOT the kind of town that needs a traffic light every... [Read more]

Sponsored Post New Advertiser Tours Northwest Now Offering Ski Tours and More

New Advertiser Tours Northwest Now Offering Ski Tours and More

We’d like to welcome aboard our newest Advertiser, Tours Northwest. Tours Northwest, with its fleet of comfy, heated and air conditioned coaches, has been showing off the greater Puget Sound area…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Work May Disrupt SW 148th/First Ave South

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Work May Disrupt SW 148th/First Ave South

The City of Burien announced on its website that construction work at the southwest corner of the intersection of SW 148th Street and 1st Avenue South intersection will continue all day Thursday, Oct.... [Read more]

Metro Transit Adding More Buses to Ease Crowded Routes

Metro Transit Adding More Buses to Ease Crowded Routes

King County Metro Transit announced Tuesday (Oct. 23) that it is adding more buses to meet increased ridership demand between Burien, West Seattle and downtown Seattle. Starting Monday, Oct. 29, eight... [Read more]

Drivers Needed for Hyde Shuttle in Burien, Normandy Park & Des Moines

Drivers Needed for Hyde Shuttle in Burien, Normandy Park & Des Moines

Local free transportation service Hyde Shuttle is seeking volunteer Drivers for its buses in Burien, Normandy Park and Des Moines. Volunteers need to commit to four hours a day for one day per week. “As... [Read more]

City Light Work May Cause Traffic Delays on 1st Ave South this Weekend

City Light Work May Cause Traffic Delays on 1st Ave South this Weekend

The City of Burien announced on its website that Seattle City Light will be installing their wiring for the underground electrical system beginning at SW 140th or SW 146th Street this weekend – through... [Read more]

County Council Adopts Route for RapidRide Line Between Burien & Renton

County Council Adopts Route for RapidRide Line Between Burien & Renton

The King County Council on Monday (July 30) gave its unanimous approval to the proposed alignments and stations for Metro Transit’s two RapidRide lines that will begin operating in 2013 – including... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Please Welcome our Latest Advertiser – Bicycles West in Burien!

Please Welcome our Latest Advertiser – Bicycles West in Burien!

lease welcome our latest Advertiser – Bicycles West – located at 804 SW 151st in Burien, kitty corner from the Fire Station. Bicycles West was recently taken over by Kurt Fykerud, who has turned this longtime local bike business into…

Burien Hyde Shuttle Reduces Service to 2 Days Per Week Due to Lack of Drivers

Burien Hyde Shuttle Reduces Service to 2 Days Per Week Due to Lack of Drivers

All over Burien, seniors and people with disabilities are finding a major means of transportation closed off to them – the Burien Hyde Shuttle is having to cut back to just two days per week due to a... [Read more]

Dow Constantine Recommends Expansion of Metro’s RapidRide Line

Dow Constantine Recommends Expansion of Metro’s RapidRide Line

King County Executive Dow Constantine this week recommended alignments and station locations for two more RapidRide lines connecting Burien with Renton, and Shoreline with Seattle. “RapidRide is a cost-effective... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Final Phase of Construction Underway at Sylvester Road Bridge

PHOTOS: Final Phase of Construction Underway at Sylvester Road Bridge

Story & Photos by Brett Fish Expect flaggers, one lane restrictions and travel delays up to 10 minutes crossing the Sylvester Bridge. Patience required. The final phase of the construction is being... [Read more]

Get Ready to Pedal B-Town – Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 18

Get Ready to Pedal B-Town – Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 18

Get ready to pedal B-Town – Burien Bike Day will be held on Friday, May 18! Last year, over 20,000 people in the Seattle metro area took to the streets on bicycles, pedaling their way to work, school,... [Read more]

‘WABI Burien’ Gets Rolling As New Local Walk/Bike Organization

‘WABI Burien’ Gets Rolling As New Local Walk/Bike Organization

A new organization called ‘WABI Burien‘ (WABI stands for ‘Walk/Bike’) has formed, with the goal of making the Burien community “safer, healthier, and more fun through walking... [Read more]

VIDEO: Tree Down on SR-518 Just East of Burien, Blocking Right Lane

VIDEO: Tree Down on SR-518 Just East of Burien, Blocking Right Lane

BTB Reader Ted  Johnson sent us the following video shot with his iPhone, showing a downed tree over the eastbound lanes of SR-518 Friday afternoon (Feb. 17), just east of Burien: We’re not sure... [Read more]