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Traffic Changes Coming Soon

The new signal at S 2nd Street and Main Ave is scheduled to be activated on Wednesday, 8/16.

The new Northbound Main Ave Lane is scheduled to open to traffic on Friday, 8/18.




Main Ave with Channelization

The green arrows in the above photo show the new northbound lane, scheduled to open to traffic on Friday, August 18.

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

Web page last revised:  August 11, 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 August 2017.

Upcoming work:  

In August:

  • Activate traffic signal at 2nd & Main
  • Signal revisions at 3rd & Main
  • Signal revisions at Mill & Houser
  • Revisions to Mill Avenue
  • Completion of SW corner in front of Lofts' development

Traffic Impacts:  Metro Buses that use S 2nd Street continue to 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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8-11 Update 2
Once the signal is active and the cones are removed, drivers will be able to travel northbound through the intersection of 2nd and Main or make turns onto S 2nd Street.
 8-11 Update 1
Opposite view of S 2nd & Main Ave traffic signal awaiting activation.