work Section

CONSTRUCTION: Parts of SR 509 will be closed this weekend for paving work

CONSTRUCTION: Parts of SR 509 will be closed this weekend for paving work

The left lanes of both northbound and southbound SR 509 in Burien will be closed this weekend – from Aug. 11-14 – for paving and guardrail replacement. Lanes will close at 7 p.m. Friday, and reopen... [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]

‘Exploratory’ roadway work may cause traffic slowdowns in Burien Thursday

‘Exploratory’ roadway work may cause traffic slowdowns in Burien Thursday

The City of Burien announced that ‘exploratory’ roadwork will take place at four different areas near Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood this Thursday, April 30. “There are... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: Medical Billing/Office Assistant needed for Physical Therapy Clinic

JOB: Medical Billing/Office Assistant needed for Physical Therapy Clinic

A Medical Billing/Office Assistant is needed for an Occupational/Physical Therapy Clinic in Burien: Please fax your resume and cover letter to Kendle Johnson at 206-244-8703. Highline Hand Therapy, 275... [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]

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]

Volunteers Get On Board ‘Makeover Burien’ & Help Fix Up New Captain G’s

Volunteers Get On Board ‘Makeover Burien’ & Help Fix Up New Captain G’s

A group of local, helpful residents volunteered a big part of their Saturday afternoon (Oct. 20) to help prep and paint the new location for local business Captain G’s Ottoman Kitchen in the latest... [Read more]

Major Repairs Planned for 3 Miles of I-5 in South King County

Major Repairs Planned for 3 Miles of I-5 in South King County

Sticking with the commitment to fix the “worst of the worst” first, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Friday that it plans to begin work on Monday, Oct. 22, to repair the... [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]

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]

JOBS: Burien’s Environmental Science Center looking to hire ‘Beach Naturalists’

JOBS: Burien’s Environmental Science Center looking to hire ‘Beach Naturalists’

Burien’s Environmental Science Center is looking to hire Beach Naturalists for the 2012 Spring Beach season. The gig pays $17-$18 per hour (DOE), and includes a one-hour training to help acquaint... [Read more]

Phase 2 of First Ave South Improvement Project to continue this week

Phase 2 of First Ave South Improvement Project to continue this week

The City of Burien announced on its website that construction will continue this week on Phase 2 of the First Ave South Improvement Project, focusing on the installation of Seattle City Light’s duct... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge pipes, barrier, sidewalks installed

PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge pipes, barrier, sidewalks installed

Story & Photos by Brett Fish While a completion date on the Sylvester Bridge (number 1052A) is still unclear, the push is on to get it completed soon. Main water pipe installation, communications infrastructure,... [Read more]

Trench Work To Begin On 1st Ave South This Week

Trench Work To Begin On 1st Ave South This Week

The City of Burien is reporting on its website that trench work will begin today (Monday, Feb. 6) on Seattle City Light’s underground duct banks along 1st Avenue South. This work will affect the inside... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub Looking To Hire Bartenders And Servers

JOBS: Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub Looking To Hire Bartenders And Servers

Our friends at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant want our Readers to know that they’re looking to hire Bartenders and Servers, preferably ones that are over 21 and have at least one-year... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Workers Pave Ambaum Friday Night For Smooth Weekend Driving

PHOTOS: Workers Pave Ambaum Friday Night For Smooth Weekend Driving

As we were out and about cruising around B-Town on our bikes for the Tour de Friends Fundraiser for Para Los Niños (we were Sponsors) Friday night, we couldn’t help but notice construction workers... [Read more]

City Releases Paving Schedule For Ambaum Work (Pending Rain Of Course)

City Releases Paving Schedule For Ambaum Work (Pending Rain Of Course)

The City of Burien on Tuesday (May 31st) released its updated Paving Schedule for asphalt laying on Ambaum Blvd. SW, with the caveat being that it may not follow the schedule if it rains again (which it... [Read more]

PHOTO: Asphalt Paving Begins On Ambaum. What A Flippin’ Difference!

PHOTO: Asphalt Paving Begins On Ambaum. What A Flippin’ Difference!

Asphalt paving has finally flippin’ begun on Ambaum Blvd. SW, with the first layers added to a section between SW 126th and SW 112th on Monday and Tuesday this week (May 9 & 10)…

An Update On Just When The Flip Ambaum Might Flippin’ Be Smooth Again

An Update On Just When The Flip Ambaum Might Flippin’ Be Smooth Again

Several BTB Readers, as well as Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer, have been wondering ‘just when the flip is Ambaum Blvd. going to finally get flippin’ paved?’ The poor B-Town Blogmobile has suffered…

Noisy Nighttime Road Work To Continue On Ambaum Through Next Week

Noisy Nighttime Road Work To Continue On Ambaum Through Next Week

The City of Burien wants to remind residents and businesses along Ambaum Blvd SW that they can expect to continue to be disrupted through next week as noisy grinding and repair work continues – with... [Read more]

Design Permits, Call For Bids For New Fire Station HQ Coming Soon

Design Permits, Call For Bids For New Fire Station HQ Coming Soon

by Ralph Nichols Applications for permits for the new Burien/Normandy Park headquarters station are expected to go to city planners for review by late next week. Fire Chief Mike Marrs told The B-Town Blog... [Read more]

REPORT: Sewing Company ‘Sweatshop’ Found In Burien Garage

REPORT: Sewing Company ‘Sweatshop’ Found In Burien Garage

KING5.com reported Thursday (Nov. 18th) that they discovered that a business called Haos Sewing is operating a “sweatshop” out of a garage on SW 122nd in Burien. According to the report: …when... [Read more]

Local Grocery Store Workers Could Go On Strike Next Week

Local Grocery Store Workers Could Go On Strike Next Week

[DISCLAIMER: B-Town Blog Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer is a member of the Directors and Writers Guilds of America, both unions that represent workers in the entertainment industry.] We learned this... [Read more]

BURIEN ALERT: Construction Begins On Ambaum Blvd. On Monday

BURIEN ALERT: Construction Begins On Ambaum Blvd. On Monday

Many of us B-Towners received a “Burien Alert” robocall Friday (Oct. 22nd), alerting us to the fact that, beginning Monday, Oct. 25th, construction crews will start work on curbs and sidewalks... [Read more]