Supporters of the Interstate 5/State Route 509 Coalition and the newly formed Puget Sound Gateway Project can now get information and updates online. The Gateway was formed by Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) with the announcement of a potential new transportation construction and revenue package earlier this year. The SR 167, SR 509 and I-5 Puget Sound Gateway Project would relieve traffic congestion and improve freight mobility by completing the long-planned SR 167 and SR 509 corridor connections to I-5. The new website for the SR 509/I-5 portion of the project was produced by the coalition, which includes the Port of Seattle, the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila, area chambers, labor and business interests that will benefit from the improved access and new job creation. The website is online at www.TimeFor509Now.org and includes an option for organizations, businesses and individuals interested to get involved and add their names to the list of supporters. Construction could begin as early as 2016 if funding is received in the 2013 transportation budget. Cost for the Gateway is estimated at $1.72 billion over 10 years.
A 20 year old man was found stabbed this weekend and police searched an area next to I-5 for the knife used in the stabbing.
The incident started around 7 AM Saturday when police were called to the 13200 block of 2 Ave S in Burien where a wounded man was knocking on a neighbor’s door. When police arrived they found the 20 year old victim with a stab wound to his stomach. (more…)
This article was published in partnership with the Highline Times.
The Metropolitan 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.
One of the two routes will travel between Burien and Renton, making it the second RapidRide route to provide service to riders in south King County.
RapidRide route F will begin service in the fall of 2013. It will be joined by RapidRide route E which will connect Shoreline with downtown Seattle.
The F Line will offer a 10-mile connection between the Burien and Renton transit centers, serving major employment, commercial and retail centers in Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton. (more…)
The following letter on the Transportation Improvement Plan was sent to Burien Daily by Burien resident Tim Kniffin on June 18th, 2012.
Hi, my name is Tim Kniffin and a few months ago, I accepted a job with The Edge Foundation, a Seattle based organization. Our family (my wife, I, our two year old) chose to move to Burien from Vancouver, BC because we fell in love with the area and its lovely downtown. We picked a spot only a few blocks off 152nd- we wanted it to be a place we used frequently for living- groceries, transportation, and enjoyment. (more…)
SW 152nd St in Burien is currently blocked between 2nd Ave SW and 4th Ave SW as crews clear the road after two vehicles collided just after 4pm today, April 5th.
According to witnesses, a red, late model, Toyota Corolla was traveling east on SW 152nd St when it collided with a white, late model Toyota Highlander. Witnesses were unsure which driver was at fault but reported that the driver of the Toyota Corolla had been taken to the hospital. (more…)
Update 2: Power was completely restored to Seattle City Light customers in the early morning hours of December 26th. SW 152nd St has been reopened but drivers may still experience some delay while crews finish the installation of new power poles and check for any unreported damage that may have occurred as a result of the accident. Olde Burien businesses are open and remain uninhibited by any construction west of on SW 152nd St. (more…)