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City of Renton Arterial Traffic Impacts

Week of November 14, 2016

Note: All projects are weather permitting and unless otherwise noted streets will always remain open. Please note Harrington Avenue NE, Sunset Lane NE and Glennwood Avenue NE will be closed until approximately July 31, 2017.


Monday, November 14 through Friday, December 2:  King County Road Services will close SE May Valley Road between 148th Avenue SE and 150th Place SE near the Renton and Newcastle border for a drainage improvement project.  The road will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles and school buses weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Construction will not take place Thanksgiving Day, November 24 or Friday, November 25.  Detour signs will direct traffic around the project site using 148th Avenue SE or 164th Avenue SE to SR 900.  The project is posted on the Road Services “My Commute Map” and email and text road alerts will be sent to notify subscribers in advance.  Questions may be directed to Tristan Cook at King County Department of Transportation at or by phone at (206) 477-3842. 


Monday, November 14 through approximately Friday, December 2:  116th Avenue SE between SE Petrovitsky Road and SE 172nd Lane (near the U.S. Post Office) will be reduced to one lane between approximately 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to allow for sidewalk construction on the east side of the street.  Questions may be directed to Flora Lee at (425) 430-7303.

Monday, November 14 through approximately Friday, December 16, 2016:  SW 7th Street will be reduced to one lane between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to accommodate construction of a surface water utility project.  Flaggers will be onsite managing traffic flow.  One lane in each direction along SW 7th Street will be open during non-construction hours between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.  In addition the contractor will be conducting nighttime work beginning Monday, October 24 through approximately Friday, November 4 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. resulting in the full closure of SW 7th Street at Lind Avenue SW.  Detour routes available are Lind Avenue SW, SW 10th Street, SW Grady Way, Powell Avenue SW and Oakesdale Avenue SW.  Questions may be directed to Dan Carey at (425) 430-7293.


Monday, November 14 through approximately Friday, December 30, 2016:  Expect northbound I-405 on ramp restrictions and closures at NE 30th Street and NE 44th Street while the WSDOT contractor reconfigures these on ramps to improve safety and traffic flow that will minimize backup on Renton neighborhood streets.  Questions may be directed to WSDOT Project Manager Mike Askarian at (206) 768-5861 or the 24-hour project hotline at (206) 440-4368 or visit the project website at  More detailed information about these on ramp restrictions and closures is available tonight on the back table.  The information includes a list of dates and times for the first round of on ramp closure and lane reductions.
Monday, November 14 through approximately Friday, July 28, 2017:  Complete road closure of Harrington Avenue NE, Sunset Lane NE and Glennwood Avenue NE for approximately one year to accommodate the Sunset Lane NE Roadway Improvements Project.  Detours are in place.  Questions may be directed to Keith Woolley at (425) 430-7318.  
New Garbage and Recycling Services Coming Soon!  Renton will soon have a new solid waste collection company.  Republic Services will begin picking up garbage, recyclables and yard waste February 1.  The Solid Waste Utility has scheduled informational workshops to learn how you can increase recycling and reduce your garbage bill and answer any questions about the new garbage and recycling services. 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
Highlands Neighborhood Center; 800 Edmonds Avenue NE
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Carco Theatre; 1717 SE Maple Valley Highway
Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
Talbot Hill Elementary; 2300 Talbot Road South
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m.
Renton City Hall Council Chambers; 1055 South Grady Way