Building Burien: Fall 2022

The City of Burien is working on or has recently completed the following infrastructure and capital projects in Burien this year. These community investments help build a healthy and livable community for all.

The City of Burien is working on or has recently completed the following infrastructure and capital projects in Burien this year. These community investments help build a healthy and livable community for all.

Bike Rodeo at Annex Park

Location: Annex Park (14549 4th Ave SW)

Project details: Toros Cycling Club was awarded a Port of Seattle grant to provide free programs on how to ride bikes through the City’s recreation programs. The proposal included painting a semi-permanent bike rodeo on the Annex Park parking lot for the students to use during classes. Signs were installed that explain how to use the rodeo.

Project status: Completed.

Lake Burien Memorial Park Improvements

Location: 1620 SW 149th St

Project details: This project replaced the playground and walking pathway at the park. Other improvements included installing a new fence along SW 149th St, new park furnishings and landscaping, and a new drainage solution in the field. A grand opening event was held prior to the first Music in the Park event on July 7, 2022.

Project status: Completed.

Moshier Memorial Park and Stormwater Improvements

Location: 430 S 156th St

Project details: This project makes significant stormwater improvements to the parking lot and park, completely renovates the parking lot by adding walkways and planter strips, and converts the baseball and softball field to synthetic turf using a wood infill to provide additional recreational uses, including youth soccer and lacrosse. The project will also replace the restroom and concessionaire building.

Project status: Construction of the new and updated facilities are 95% completed. Project is scheduled to be finished by end of October 2022.

RapidRide H Line

Location: Ambaum Boulevard SW between SW 116th Street (north city limits) and SW 150th St (Burien Transit Center).

Project details: King County Metro is upgrading Metro Bus Route 120 to RapidRide H Line. It will provide connections from neighborhoods in Burien, White Center, and West Seattle to downtown Seattle and connections to other bus service and light rail. The H Line project includes pedestrian and vehicle safety improvements, including enhanced bus stops, a dedicated bus lane, and more.

Project status: Work continues but has been delayed because of limited concrete supply caused by the ongoing concrete supplier union strike. More info online or email rapidride@kingcounty.gov.

Burien Community Center & Moshier Art Center HVAC  & Lighting Replacement

Location: 14700 6th Ave SW

Project Details: This project will replace the 50-year-old HVAC system with an up-to-date electric energy-efficient system that will provide higher-quality ventilation within the Burien Community Center. It will also convert lighting to LED. These projects will reduce carbon emissions and reduce energy bills.

Project Status: Work began September 2022 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Pavement Management Program

Location: Boulevard Park neighborhood

Project Details: The City is continuing preventive maintenance to Burien streets, including pothole repairs and crack sealing, together with necessary full reconstruction and rehabilitation pavement overlay projects.

Project status: Completed between August–September 2022.

Miller Creek Daylighting Project

Location: Near S 144th St and Des Moines Memorial Drive S

Project Details: This project relocates and daylights approximately 500 linear feet of stream channel that currently passes through a combination of degraded natural channel and failing culverts, in the vicinity of S 144th St and Des Moines Memorial Drive S, along with stormwater quality improvements to the roadway.

Project Status: Project design complete. Construction expected to begin spring 2023.

4th Ave SW Pedestrian Improvement

Location: 4th Ave SW between SW 156th St and SW 160th St

Project Details: This project will provide pedestrian improvements for better accessibility and promotion of pedestrian (school children) safety.

Project Status: Design completed in 2020. Construction start date to be determined.

20th Ave S Drainage Improvements

Location: 20th Ave S, between S 120th St and S 124th St

Project Details: Addresses aging and failing stormwater infrastructure along 20th Ave S and will include installation of approximately 1,300 linear feet of new or replacement stormwater pipe, along with eight piped crossings of 20th Ave to connect the existing private drains to the new system on the west side of the street.

Project Status: Project design nearing completion. Construction expected to begin November 2022.

S 140th St Trunkline Project

Location: S 140th St, between 8th Ave S and Des Moines Memorial Dr S

Project Details: Installs a new stormwater trunkline along S 140th St to accommodate existing development and facilitate future development. Project will include bioretention to address roadway impacts to water quality in nearby Miller Creek.

Project Status: Project design nearing completion. Construction expected to begin December 2022.

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