â€œU Text, U Drive, U Payâ€ is the message the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is sending to distracted drivers in April as part of â€œDistracted Driving Awareness Month.â€ Drivers using cell phones behind the wheel are not only at a higher risk for a crash, during April they face a greater chance they will […]Read More
by Ralph Nichols Burien long has wanted an interchange connecting State Route 518 with Des Moines Memorial Drive to improve access to businesses that, city officials hope, will move into the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). Now an interchange from SR 509 to NERA, located under flight paths from Sea-Tac International Airport north to S. 138th […]Read More
by Ralph Nichols Burien City Manager Mike Martin on Tuesday (June 23rd) was granted a deferred prosecution (download court doc as a PDF here) on a DUI charge (driving under the influence) by King County District Court Judge Eileen Kato. Martin, 55, must complete a two-year alcohol treatment program at Highline Medical Center, and will […]Read More
This map highlights the Goat Hill neighborhood where residents are upset about speeding cars.
Burien city officials recently decided on a combination of solutions designed to alleviate safety concerns of local residents by mitigating speeding through the Goat Hill neighborhood over the ridge west of Ambaum Boulevard at SW 130th Street.
Goat Hill residents have complained for over a year about motorists speeding along the corridor that, heading west, follows SW 130th as it curves into 16th Avenue SW to SW 131st Street, then goes to Shorewood Drive where it continues in a northwesterly direction through the subdivision.
Repeated complaints and requests for action from the neighborhood led to a meeting about the speeding problem…Read More
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