Beginning July 7 and continuing through July 15, nighttime work to rehabilitate asphalt on S. 208th Street between 96th Way and 108th Ave SW will cause traffic disruptions.

This work will take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., and is weather dependent.

One lane will remain open to traffic in each direction.

“The pavement rehabilitation work will take place during nighttime hours for the safety of our construction workers and to minimize traffic congestion on South 208th Street during peak commute hours,” the city said.

Here’s a map of the area:

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Why night work?
The pavement rehabilitation work will take place during nighttime hours for the safety of our construction workers and to minimize traffic congestion on South 208th Street during peak commute hours. Night work will allow the contractor to work efficiently within the work zone speeding up construction activities.

Nighttime Noise
This work will include grinding activities using a large and often loud grinding/milling machine. This machine is much faster than jackhammers or excavators and will decrease the duration of nighttime work. To further mitigate nighttime noise, construction vehicles will be equipped with ambient sensitive backup warning devices which self-adjust the vehicle backup noise to decrease annoyance to neighbors and truck tailgate banging will be prohibited.

Please visit KentWA.gov/208thStreet for more information, or contact Drew Holcomb, design engineer, at 253-856-5561 or [email protected].