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City of Renton Arterial Traffic Impacts

Week of January 23, 2017

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

Inclement Weather Response Reminder: The Public Works Department would like to remind residents to help us prevent local residential street flooding by monitoring catch basins near your home and keep them clear of leaves and other debris. Street sweepers are dispatched daily to clean up debris along major arterials. Also, snow is not far away. Please remember that during snow and ice events, the department sanders and snow plows are dispatched to keep major arterials drivable. Visit our website to view our snow route maps. It is imperative that motorists do not park or abandon their vehicles within any portion of the traffic lanes. Abandoned vehicles impair snow and ice removal and impact response of emergency vehicles.

Monday, January 23 through Tuesday, January 31, 2017: 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. 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.

Tuesday, January 23 through Friday, February 3, 2017: Utility maintenance crews will be cleaning storm system lines along Sunset Blvd resulting in intermittent lane closures between Bronson Way to the north city limits and then southbound back to Bronson Way. The lane closures will occur between approximately 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Monday, January 23 through approximately Friday, February 3, 2017: 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. 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, January 23 through approximately Friday, March 3, 2017: 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 on ramp closures and/or lane reductions.

Monday, January 23 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.

Wednesday, January 25 through Friday, January 27, 2017: Intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. eastbound along Petrovitsky Road South between SE 108th Street and SE 116th Street for routine utility maintenance. Questions may be directed to Jayson Gallaway at (425) 757-4107.

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.

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