Transportation Section

Come meet ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, on Saturday, July 20

Come meet ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, on Saturday, July 20

The power is on, the cutterhead is hooked up and two miles of Seattle soil await the teeth of ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, which you can “meet” in person... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Expect Closures on Normandy Park Drive SW Wednesday

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Expect Closures on Normandy Park Drive SW Wednesday

The City of Normandy Park issued the following Traffic Advisory for this Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Normandy Park Drive SW: On Wednesday, January 16th from 9 a.m. to approximately 3... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Wing Walls Installed At Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

PHOTOS: Wing Walls Installed At Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

Courtesy Brett Fish comes some new photos of Sylvester Bridge Construction, specifically on the installation of wing walls on Friday, Dec. 9th (click images to see larger version): Carpenters construct... [Read more]

UPDATE/PHOTOS: New Sylvester Road Bridge Project ‘About Half Way Done’

UPDATE/PHOTOS: New Sylvester Road Bridge Project ‘About Half Way Done’

Normandy Park’s Sylvester Road Bridge Project is “just about at the half way point” of construction, with 12 segments of new concrete girders installed recently, according to the King County Department of Transportation…

They’re Not Tearing Sylvester Bridge Down Yet – That’s Just Utility Pole Work

They’re Not Tearing Sylvester Bridge Down Yet – That’s Just Utility Pole Work

On Monday (April 25th), many drivers were forced to take a detour on Sylvester Road near where the deteriorating 1920s-era bridge will be replaced starting in June. But the detour wasn’t due to... [Read more]

Details On Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Released By City, County

Details On Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Released By City, County

The City of Normandy Park, along with the King County Department of Transportation, on Tuesday (Jan. 18) released numerous documents on the upcoming Sylvester Road Bridge replacement, including an overall... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Miller And Walker Creek Overflow, Close Shorebrook Drive

PHOTOS: Miller And Walker Creek Overflow, Close Shorebrook Drive

The much-anticipated “Pineapple Express” rainstorm hit the Normandy Park area hard over the weekend, causing local flooding of creeks, a landslide in nearby Three Tree Point, newly-formed ponds... [Read more]

City Of Normandy Park Closes “Snake Hill” Off Sylvester Road

City Of Normandy Park Closes “Snake Hill” Off Sylvester Road

The City of Normandy Park announced Tuesday evening that the road from Sylvester Rd SW to SW Shorebrook, commonly referred to as “Snake Hill,” will be closed to traffic heading down the hill... [Read more]

Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Open House Is Thursday, Dec. 9th

Sylvester Road Bridge Replacement Open House Is Thursday, Dec. 9th

The City of Normandy Park will be holding an Open House informational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9th about the replacement of Sylvester Road Bridge, which is slated to close in May of next year. Construction... [Read more]

Ribbon Cutting Celebration For First Ave South Enhancement Is Thursday

Ribbon Cutting Celebration For First Ave South Enhancement Is Thursday

There will be a Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for the recently-completed First Avenue South Enhancement Project on Thursday, Nov. 18th at 6pm, in front of Archery Bistro, located at 19803 First Ave South. Prior... [Read more]