53rd Ave S

Project Overview

Design and construct street improvements, drainage, sidewalks, bike facilities, and driveway adjustments.


Estimated completion March 2019.

Contact Information

For specific questions, contact Steve Carstens at 206-431-2446 or email at steve.carstens@tukwilawa.gov


Project Status Update 9/14/18

On August 21, 2018, Western Washington crane operators and other workers rejected a union contract and went on strike for 17 days. The strike affected tower cranes, concrete pumpers, dirt work, pavers, hoisting and materials handlers, and other heavy equipment operators on job sites throughout the Puget Sound region from King County north to Whatcom County, the Olympic Peninsula, and Central Washington.

The strike impacted the City of Tukwila’s road construction project on 53rd Avenue S. The delay has now affected the timeline for completion of this project. As work started up, it become apparent that as this affected the entire region and we are now competing for resources. The pavement and overlay portion of the project will be also impacted as we are pushing into the rainy season. City of Tukwila has requested that the contractor carefully inspect the traffic control items and the pedestrian crossing issues. We are aware that the recent storms have caused a few issues and we are working with the contractor to resolve the stormwater runoff issues on site. Thank you for your patience while we finish this important residential street project.

Construction Photos