Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Traffic change on its way to northbound SR 167 near I-405

By Victoria Miller

Heads up, State Route 167 travelers: If you drive on northbound SR 167 near the Interstate 405 interchange in Renton, be prepared for a big change in how you travel along that stretch of roadway.

As early as Wednesday night, Jan. 31, our contractor crews plan to complete striping work to move the northbound SR 167 lanes of traffic farther to the right on the roadway. Rest assured, we won't be taking away any lanes as a result of this shift, just moving their location.

This work depends on having dry conditions, so our crews will need to postpone their work to the next dry night if weather does not cooperate.

Why is this change happening?
We recently widened the road on SR 167 to make room for the future flyover ramp for the I-405/SR 167 Interchange Direct Connector Project. Once crews finish this next weather-dependent work, drivers will use that newly paved area. Workers will be able to continue construction for the project in barrier-protected work zones in the center of the roadway, between the northbound and southbound lanes of SR 167.

We realize that major traffic changes can be an adjustment, especially during your daily commute. Reconfiguring traffic is important for crews to keep our construction projects on schedule. We completed a similar shift last May on southbound I-405, and just look at how much progress we have made on the project since then!

What upcoming closures should I be aware of?
Look out for closures at the following locations overnight Wednesday, Jan. 31 to the morning of Thursday, Feb. 1:
  • Up to two lanes on northbound SR 167 between South 180th Street and I-405 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • The northbound I-405 ramp to northbound SR 167 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. A signed detour will be in place.
  • The northbound SR 167 ramp to northbound I-405 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. A signed detour will be in place.
In case we need to postpone this work to another dry night, be sure to check our I-405 Construction Updates page and our King County Construction Updates page for all of the latest closure information.

1 comment:

Becky Spence said...

You did take away a lane when you eliminated the HOV on ramp to 405 and now backups to get on 405 are worse than ever

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