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New ramp on SR 518 will improve access for Burien redevelopment of NERA

New ramp on SR 518 will improve access for Burien redevelopment of NERA

Summer construction in Burien is heating up as crews get ready to construct a new two-lane off-ramp from eastbound State Route 518 to Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). Contractor crews from Graham... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: More paving planned for northbound I-5 this weekend

CONSTRUCTION: More paving planned for northbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is waring drivers that they should be prepared for another weekend of lane reductions on northbound I-5 in SeaTac and Tukwila as paving work continues between State Route 516 and South 170th Street. Contractor... [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]

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]

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]

WEBCAMS: Watch this weekend’s first storm from the comfort of your computer

WEBCAMS: Watch this weekend’s first storm from the comfort of your computer

The first storm of the weekend has hit, causing a power outage for around 4,000 in Burien Friday morning, and with conditions worsening it might be a good idea to just hunker down. Fear not, dear Readers,... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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: Eastbound SR 518 re-opened after ‘serious collision’ Thursday

UPDATE: Eastbound SR 518 re-opened after ‘serious collision’ Thursday

UPDATE: The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced that eastbound SR 518 has re-opened near 51st Ave S. after a ‘serious collision’ blocked all lanes for a while on Thursday... [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]

TRAFFIC: Construction to reduce lanes on southbound I-5 weekend of July 8-11

TRAFFIC: Construction to reduce lanes on southbound I-5 weekend of July 8-11

South King County drivers should plan ahead for the first of five weekend lane reductions on southbound I-5 in SeaTac soon, as crews begin repaving a 2.7-mile section between South 188th Street and South... [Read more]

TRAFFIC: Expect weekend delays on southbound I-5 in area this summer

TRAFFIC: Expect weekend delays on southbound I-5 in area this summer

Drivers should plan a strategy now for weekend work on a project to rehabilitate southbound Interstate 5 south of Seattle, WSDOT announced this week. Starting in early July, drivers will see the first... [Read more]

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Drivers and transit users, pay heed: there are just a few days to get ready for a closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle, as it is set to close this Friday, April 29. Starting... [Read more]

Major rehab coming to southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way this spring

Major rehab coming to southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way this spring

Everyone was taught the “three R’s” in school, and starting this spring, drivers who use southbound I-5 between Tukwila and Federal Way will learn a new meaning for that phrase – Replace, Repave... [Read more]

WSDOT Open House on extension of SR 509 will be Thursday, Dec. 17

WSDOT Open House on extension of SR 509 will be Thursday, Dec. 17

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be holding an Open House on the extension of SR 509 on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Highline College. Project staff will be on hand to answer your... [Read more]

New guardrails to be installed on SR 518 in Burien on Monday, Nov. 2

New guardrails to be installed on SR 518 in Burien on Monday, Nov. 2

A project to replace guardrails on three state highways moves from Everett to Duvall and Burien next week, with work on SR 518 scheduled for Monday, Nov. 2, according to the Washington State Department... [Read more]

Call for volunteers: Help count Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

Call for volunteers: Help count Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

More than 72,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were counted by volunteers across Washington during a three-day survey in 2014. As another survey cycle nears, about 400 volunteers will again be needed this... [Read more]

Three paving projects will start rolling in south King County in July

Three paving projects will start rolling in south King County in July

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday (June 30) that three state highways in south King County are about to undergo “much-needed work to repair and preserve the roadways,”... [Read more]

Southbound SR 509 in Burien to close for 4 nights starting Wednesday, April 22

Southbound SR 509 in Burien to close for 4 nights starting Wednesday, April 22

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that drivers heading to Burien or Sea-Tac Airport should prepare for up to four full closures of southbound SR 509 over the next seven... [Read more]