Repaving continues on Renton Avenue South: Short-term impacts to South Henderson Street begin November 30

Starting as soon as Nov. 30, crews working for the Seattle Department of Transportation will be repaving near the intersection of Renton Avenue South and South Henderson Street. The pavement on the north side of South Henderson Street, directly west of the intersection with Renton Avenue South will be replaced. In order to complete this work, access to the King County Metro Bus stop on the northwest corner of this intersection will be relocated for about two weeks. The temporary bus stop will be located approximately 125 feet east of the intersection on South Henderson Street. This stop serves Metro routes 8, 9, 106 and 107.

For approximately two weeks, crews will be working in the vicinity of the intersection of Renton Avenue South and South Henderson Street, weather permitting. The existing westbound lanes directly west of this intersection will be closed. Two-way traffic and turn movements will be facilitated by flaggers at the intersection.

This work is part of SDOT’s work to replace curb ramps, build new curb bulbs and repave Renton Avenue South between South Holden Street and 51st Avenue South. Over forty new curb ramps and nine new curb bulbs will be installed on Renton Avenue South between South Holden Street and 51st Avenue South.

The repaving of Renton Avenue South is occurring in two phases. The repaving work in Phase 1 occurred this fall between South Holden Street and South Trenton Street. Phase 2 repaving, from South Trenton Street to 51st Avenue Southeast, will happen in 2016. The project will improve safety for all users along Renton Avenue South, a minor arterial street serving approximately 8,800 southeast Seattle commuters, transit users and commercial vehicles daily.  For more information, please see the Renton Avenue South Repaving project web page www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_renton.htm.