Thanks to a federal grant that only required a 10% local match, the City of Tukwila will be rehabilitating three bridges over the next few months, at little cost to the City’s general fund.
Construction on all three projects will begin on Monday, July 24, and all are anticipated to be completed in January of 2018. Construction will generally occur between 7:00am and 6:00pm, except when listed below. Some of these efforts will require closures and other disruptions. Drivers will be notified in advance of any closures via mobile electronic signs posted near the bridges in both directions.
The three bridges and improvements are:
- Frank Zepp (South 180th Street) Bridge over the Green River – this project includes the removal and replacement of the bridge deck, seismic upgrades and painting. Construction will require a complete closure of the bridge in mid-August for approximately 10 days. During the closure it is anticipated that work will be ongoing 24 hours per day.
- SW Grady Way Bridge over the railroad tracks – rehabilitation of this bridge is focused on installing seismic upgrades on the substructure. There are no anticipated disruptions to SW Grady Way during the project, but there may be intermittent lane closures of Longacres Drive SW.
- S. Beacon Ave. Bridge over S. Ryan Way on Ryan Hill – the removal and replacement of the bridge deck, as well as the protective coating of internal structural steel will require this bridge close from mid-August through December of 2017. Detour signs will be clearly marked.
For more information, email Steve.Carstens@TukwilaWA.gov or call 206-431-2446.