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Main Avenue


Traffic Alert!!

S 2nd Street will be closed just west of Main Ave. S. from April 1 to July 1.

Resolution 4307

Businesses remain Open

Traffic routing during the closure: PHASE 1 | PHASE 2


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Main Ave S (S 3rd Street to Mill Avenue S) Project 

Web page last revised:  June 09, 2017

Project Manager – Keith Woolley,, 425-430-7318

Project Description – The project is on Main Avenue S and Bronson Way S, from S 3rd Street to Mill Avenue S.  The objective of the project is to improve downtown circulation, and to improve the business and pedestrian environment.

This project will convert Main Avenue S and Bronson Way S from one-way to two-way operation.  Changing to two-way operations will improve access to businesses and reduce vehicle speeds, which will benefit pedestrian safety, comfort, and mobility.  The redesign of Main Avenue S will shorten pedestrian crossing distances at intersections, add landscaping, and urban design amenities.  Traffic improvements will include upgraded pedestrian ramps and crosswalks, street lighting and traffic signal upgrades, and streetscape elements such as street trees.  The combined improvements will result in a sustainable, long term solution to the community’s transportation needs.

Project Schedule Update – The project has been awarded to Jansen, Inc.  Construction began February 6th.  Construction is anticipated to complete in summer 2017.

Upcoming work:  

In the month of May:

  • Traffic headed south on Main Ave will be switched onto the new concrete intersection.
  • A detour will be in place for traffic headed westbound on S 2nd Street. 
  • Demolition of existing roadway on west side of intersection.
  • Roadway/Curbs/Gutter in SW Corner and west side of intersection.

Beginning June:

  • Pouring of concrete intersection.
  • Asphalt paving of roadway approaches.
  • Pouring of concrete sidewalks and crosswalks.

In July:

  • Installation of traffic signal.
  • Repaving of Main Ave S between S 2nd Street and S 3rd Street.
  • Installation of signing and striping.
  • Landscaping.

Traffic Impacts:  Southbound traffic on Main Avenue will continue to be reduced to one lane.  S 2nd Street will be closed just west of Main Ave. S. from April 1 - July 1.  Metro Buses that use that portion of S 2nd Street will be re-routed.  Access to businesses will be maintained.    

Project Budget –The estimated total project cost is $3.4 million.  This project, phase 1, has received a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant in the amount $1,024,750 for construction.

The City of Renton hereby gives public notice that it is the Agency’s policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Federal Aid Highway program or other activity for which the City of Renton receives federal financial assistance.

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the City of Renton. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the City of Renton Title VI Coordinator within one hundred, eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the City of Renton, Transportation Division at no cost to the complainant by calling (425) 430-7380. 


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