Major traffic detour begins tonight on Military Road South

The City of SeaTac Public Works Department will be improving Military Road South between S. 216th and S. 200th Street, and work crews will begin construction at 7 p.m. tonight – Thursday, May 2 – with a goal of finishing by 5 a.m. Friday, May 3.

The warmer weather conditions allows construction crews to finish the Military Road South Improvement Project, which began last year. Final paving will be the first item of work. In order to minimize impacts to traffic, the Washington State Department of Transportation requires that some of the remaining paving take place at night.

During the paving activity, drivers are asked to use alternate routes. All southbound lanes of Military Rd. S at S. 216th St. to S. 200th St. will be shut down during the construction period. Drivers will be detoured around the work area to International Boulevard. Detours for southbound traffic will be clearly marked and flaggers will be placed to assist motorists. Northbound lanes will be open during the construction phase but drivers should expect significant delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

The on and off ramps for Exit 151 from Interstate 5 will be closed from 10 PM Thursday, May 2 to 5 AM Friday, May 3.

A second phase of the paving project will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 6 and will last through the evening commute. All southbound lanes of Military Rd. S at S. 216th St. to S. 200th St. will be shut down during this construction period. This second phase could be delayed because paving schedules can be affected by weather and require a dry surface.

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