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Traffic Advisory

Hardie Avenue Detours Jan. 3 - 11

City of Renton and BNSF Railway Company Replace Railroad Bridges


For more information contact:

Peter Hahn, Deputy Administrator, Planning/Building/Public Works, 425-430-7242
Robert Hanson, Transportation Design Engineering Supervisor, Planning/Building/Public Works, 425-430-7223
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569, cell 206-491-8158
Derek Akesson, Project Manager, Transportation Systems Division, Planning/Building/Public Works, 425-430-7243

RENTON:  The BNSF Railway Company, in cooperation with the City of Renton, will be replacing railroad bridges in downtown Renton to allow for future transportation improvements and to provide reliable rail service to The Boeing Company.  This week, two main-span girders will be installed for the BNSF railroad crossing of Hardie Avenue between SW 5th and 7th Streets. Detours will be in place during the construction. Alternative routes are available for residents and businesses in the area that typically use Hardie Avenue.

  • Thursday, January 3, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-- 5:00 p.m.: Hardie Avenue will be closed between SW 5th and 7th Streets for the delivery and installation of the two main-span girders for the BNSF railroad crossing:
  • Friday, January 4, 2008, 7:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m. Hardie Avenue will be closed again between SW 5th and 7th Streets for the installation of the cross-beams and deck, as requested by Scarsella Brothers, Inc., contractor for the BNSF Railroad Company.
  • Monday, January 7--Thursday, January 10, 7:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.: Hardie Avenue will be closed.

Get more information on detour routes and to find out more about Renton’s major construction and transportation projects.