Transportation Section

City holding meeting on Transportation Improvement Program June 3

City holding meeting on Transportation Improvement Program June 3

The City of Burien will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 3, for the purpose of receiving public comments on the 2014 through 2019 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). “The... [Read more]

Rally to show support for SR-509 extension is Monday at State Capitol

Rally to show support for SR-509 extension is Monday at State Capitol

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce is reporting on its Facebook page that supporters of SR-509 and SR-167 will stage a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Olympia on Monday, May 20 at... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect closures on 1st Ave South next week

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect closures on 1st Ave South next week

The City of Burien on Friday announced on its website that there will be road closures and limited access on 1st Ave South next week, from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. Here’s the city’s... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Closure at SW 146th and 1st Ave S. Monday

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Closure at SW 146th and 1st Ave S. Monday

The City of Burien announced Friday that this coming Monday, April 29, DPK will be installing a traffic signal arm and signal lights at the intersection of SW 146th and 1st Avenue South (map below). “This... [Read more]

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]

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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]