Building Burien: Fall 2023

Infrastructure projects help build a healthy and livable community for all.

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

Creek shaded by overgrown green brush.

Miller Creek Daylighting Project

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

Project Details: This project relocates and daylights approximately 500 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. The project also provides environmental enhancements along the corridor and stormwater quality improvements for roadway runoff.

Project Status: Construction began spring 2023 and will finish either spring or summer 2024.

Young person with backpack walking along the shoulder of a street with no sidewalk.

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 (primarily, school children’s) safety. A new sidewalk will be installed on the east side of the roadway and bike lanes will be installed on both sides.

Project Status: Design is complete. Construction easements and property rights will be obtained in 2023 and 2024. A federal grant was received for the construction and is available for the 2025 construction season.

Construction workers in orange safety shirts and hard hats work on a section of pipe.

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 is complete. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2023.

Playground equipment at Manhattan Park.

Manhattan Park Play Equipment Replacement

Location: Manhattan Park, 18386 4th Ave S

Project Details: This project will replace 20-year-old playground equipment and associated park furnishings at Manhattan Park with play equipment for two youth age groups.

Project Status: Construction begins in fall 2023 and will reopen for use in late fall or early winter 2023.

Construction workers in safety gear repair pavement in the middle of an intersection.

Pavement Management Program

Location: Manhattan neighborhood, SW 160th St & S 160th St (as well as citywide pothole repairs)

Project Details: The 2023 pavement program will include pothole repairs and crack sealing, together with full reconstruction and pavement overlay projects.

Project status: Construction will finish September 2023.

A tree that has displaced sections of sidewalk and curb.

S 136th St Sidewalk Improvements

Location: S 136th St between 1st Ave S and Des Moines Memorial Drive S

Project Details: This project will reconstruct sidewalks on both sides of S 136th St that have been severely damaged from mature tree roots. Existing trees will be removed, and new landscaping will be installed where space allows, existing street parking on the north side of the street will be eliminated, bike lanes will be installed, water quality features will be constructed, and a new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) will be installed at 3rd Ave S for pedestrian crossings.

Project Status: Construction began spring 2023 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2023.

A car drives through an intersection with street lights and crosswalks.

SW 148th St Intersection Improvements

Location: SW 148th St between 4th Ave SW and 6th Ave SW

Project Details: This project will reconstruct the traffic signal and add a northbound right turn lane at SW 148th St and 4th Ave SW, construct a new traffic signal at SW 148th St and 6th Ave SW, upgrade pedestrian facilities to meet accessibility (ADA) requirements, reconstruct a rockery at SW 148th St and 4th Ave SW, and add pedestrian-level lighting on the south side of SW 148th St.

Project Status: This project has been awarded a construction grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. Design and right-of-way acquisition will be completed in 2023 with construction anticipated in 2024.

Emily Inlow-Hood
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