Traffic advisories and construction in and around Kent, Washington
It is construction season, so there are projects going on all around us. I will update this post as often as I can, but if you see a mistake, or know of a project or traffic advisory that I’ve missed, please email me at email@example.com. Thank you and be careful out there!
Last updated May 25, 2017, 8:36 AM
May 1 – July 31, 2017
8 PM – 5 AM (Monday through Friday)
SR516/Kent-Kangley Rd. from 102nd PL. SE to 132nd Ave. SE
WSDOT Pavement Repair. Alternating lane closures. (Source: DriveKent.com)
May 15 – mid July, 2017
7 AM – 6 PM (Mon. – Fri., possible weekend work)
Starlake Highlands Neighborhood
There will be intermittent and alternating lane closures/traffic diversions for storm system replacement, sidewalk and roadway upgrades. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic may be altered both during and after working hours. Traffic control will be in place. (Source: Facebook)
May 15 – mid June, 2017
7 AM – 6 PM (weekend work possible)
Seven Oaks Neighborhood
There will be intermittent and alternating lane closures/traffic diversions for sidewalk and roadway upgrades. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic may be altered both during and after working hours. Traffic control will be in place. (Source: Facebook)
May 17, 2017 – TBD
Curb Lane Closure on 84th Ave. S.
The southbound curb lane on 84th Ave. S between S 218th St and S 222nd St will be closed for road work until further notice. Traffic control is in place. (Source: DriveKent.com)
May 22, 2017
BNSF Railroad Crossing Testing
Monday, May 22nd, BNSF will be conducting mandatory testings at railroad crossings in Kent resulting in short term impacts to traffic. Testing times are not currently known; please allow yourself extra time for your commute just in case.
Testing will begin at 259th and will be working north.
May 23 – 25, 2017
7 AM – 4 PM
Intermittent lane closures on W. Valley Highway
Intermittent lane closures this week on West Valley Highway between 216th and 220th for north and southbound traffic.
May 24 – 25, 2017
May 24: 9:30 PM – 5 AM
May 25: 6:30 PM – 5 AM
Curb Lane Closure on Washington Ave. S. and Sam St.
Contractor will be potholing utilities and boring to install conduit at Washington Ave S and Sam St and will be taking the curb lane on Washington Ave. Approved traffic control will be in place.
May 24 – Aug. 31, 2017
7 AM – 6 PM
Intermittent and Alternating Lane Closures just W of 132nd and E of 127th from SE 228th Pl to SE 231st Way
Misty Meadows Neighborhood – intermittent and alternating lane closures/traffic diversions for storm system repairs, sidewalk, and roadway upgrades.
Pedestrian and vehicle traffic may be altered both, during and after working hours. Please plan your route accordingly. Approved traffic control plans are in place. (Source: DriveKent.com)
May 30 – Aug. 2017
Northbound Closure on 80th Ave. S. between S. 196th St. and S. 188th St.
Contractors will be replacing deteriorated asphalt pavement with concrete. Expect delays in the area. Approved traffic control plans in place. (Source: DriveKent.com)
For additional information, including traffic advisories, visit these resources:
King County Road Alerts: sign up to get alerts via text or email
Washington State Travel Alerts (WSDOT)