Construction on Renton Ave S to Detour northbound traffic Between S Trenton St and 51st Ave S

SDOT will resume work on Renton Ave S between S Trenton St and 51st Ave S and at the intersection with S Kenyon St as early as Monday, March 21, as part of the Renton Ave S Repaving Project.

In order to complete this work, for approximately three weeks, parking will not be allowed on Renton Ave S between S Trenton St and 51st Ave S as SDOT repaves the road. Northbound vehicles and bicycles will be detoured around the work area to Rainier Ave S by way of 51st Ave S from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily during this time. Southbound traffic will remain on Renton Ave S, and protected turn pockets will be removed. Flaggers at cross streets will direct traffic and help pedestrians cross Renton Ave S. The road will open at 7 p.m. each night.

Traffic delays are expected on Renton Ave S at the intersection with S Kenyon St as SDOT installs traffic signal vehicle detection in the road. This work will begin as early as March 21 and will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily for approximately two weeks. Flaggers will direct and maintain two-way traffic.

During construction all sidewalks and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant ramps will remain open to the public. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.

The Renton Ave S Repaving Project will improve safety for all users of Renton Ave S, a minor arterial street serving approximately 8,800 southeast Seattle commuters, transit users and commercial vehicles daily. The project has installed 65 new curb ramps in 13 locations and nine new curb bulbs between S Holden St and 51st Ave S during the fall of 2015. SDOT also repaved the road from S Holden St to S Trenton St during the fall of 2015. Repaving from S Holden St to S Roxbury St was postponed until this spring because of weather.

For more information, please see the Renton Ave S Repaving project web page.