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Lane Closures on Maple Valley Highway/SR169 in Renton to install Riverview Bridge

December 10, 2015

For more information contact:

Todd Black
, Capital Project Coordinator, 425-430-6571
Gregg Zimmerman, Public Works Administrator, 425-430- 7200
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Expect delays and consider alternate routes Friday December 11, 2015

Two eastbound lanes of the Maple Valley Highway/SR169 in Renton will be diverted to a single lane on Friday December 11 for delivery and installation of the new Riverview Park pedestrian bridge. Maple Valley Highway/SR169 between the Renton Community Center and SE 5th Street will be diverted between the hours of 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastbound traffic will be shifted into the two-way left turn lane and no left turn will be allowed onto SE 5th Street during this closure. Expect traffic delays. Motorists are advised to avoid Maple Valley Highway/SR169 and consider alternate routes during this time.

The former Riverview Park Bridge was constructed on creosote-treated wood pilings set in the Cedar River. A 2012 engineering report rated the substructure in poor condition due to its age and debris repeatedly caught in the piers. Renton received a direct appropriation from the legislature in 2013 for $1,067,000. The new bridge is expected to open to the public in early 2016, with an official celebration planned for spring 2016.