S 144th Way Improvements

Project Location

S 144th Way, between Des Moines Memorial Drive and S 146th Street.

Project Overview 

This project is part of the implementation strategy for Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), supporting changing land uses that introduce new jobs into an area that was left vacant by the expansion of the airport. The project includes widening and realignment of S 144th Way between S 146th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive to meet current standards for increased truck traffic, improves sight distance particularly at the Miller Creek Trail crossing, and provides bicycle and pedestrian routes through the area.

Improvements include:

  • Widening and realignment to include two 12-foot general purpose lanes with 5-foot bicycle lanes and 6.5-foot ADA-compliant sidewalks
  • Street lighting
  • Structural walls
  • Stormwater conveyance and water quality treatment facilities
  • Replacement of the culvert at Miller Creek to meet fish passage criteria
  • Channelization and signing modifications along the corridor
  • Landscaping improvements 

Map of S 144th Way Project route

 Map of S 144th Way Project route

Project Status

Scheduled Start Date: July 2019 (construction)
Scheduled Completion Date: December 2019

Work during the first two weeks will include: clearing, installation of temporary erosion control measures, tree removal, and grading.

Neighborhood Impact 

Miller Creek Trail and trailhead parking will be closed from Monday, July 15 until the end of the year. There will be flagging operations on S 144th Way throughout the project.

 

Project Manager

Dan O’Brien, (206) 248-5538, dano@burienwa.gov