An Open Letter to The City of SeaTac, Wash.
Update: Military Road South Improvement Project
By Mayor Tony Anderson
As many of you are aware, construction began on the Military Road South Improvements from South 176th Street to South 166th Street in Novemeber of 2013. The road is closed for the duration of the project due to the narrow width of the roadway, to shorten the duration of the project, and to provide a safer environment for the construction workers and the travelling public. Construction is scheduled to be complete in the early spring of 2015. Only emergency vehicles, and residents traveling to homes adjacent to the project are allowed access within the road closure.
We appreciate your continued patience during this time, and apologize for any inconvenience the road closure may cause you and your families. Please continue to support local area businesses north of S 166th Street, since they are open and fully accessible during the construction. Please know that every reasonable effort will be made to minimize impacts to the residents affected by the road closure and construction.
This project will bring great improvements to our community. The project will improve traffic operations and increase the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The improvements include widening the roadway to provide an additional two-way left turn lane, bicycle lanes, curb, gutter and sidewalks. Street lighting will be improved, new storm drainage infrastructure will be constructed, and the pavement will be resurfaced. The existing traffic signal at South 176th Street will be modified and a new traffic signal will be added at South 170th Street. Overhead utility lines will be relocated underground and poles will be removed. Highline Water District’s water main will be replaced.
For more information and detour maps, please visit the project’s website at http://www.ci.seatac.wa.us/index.aspx?page=675. For on-going project and construction updates, follow SeaTac Public Works on Twitter at @SeaTacPW and use the hash tag #MilitaryRdS.