Both directions of State Route 167 between Interstate 405 and South 180th Street will be closed while the WSDOT and its contractor, Scarsella Brothers, install a new fish-friendly culvert on Panther Creek where it passes under SR 167 in Renton. The work is part of mitigation for an emergency culvert repair at Thunder Hills Creek in Renton near I-405.
Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, crews will close SR 167 for 58 hours. Crews will cut through 65 feet of pavement to install a new fish-friendly culvert. To take advantage of the closure, crews will also work on other road maintenance in the work zone.
SR 167 isn't the only closure that will impact traffic over the weekend of August 10th. SR 520 will also be closed. For updates on SR 520, please visit their Weekend Closure website. For other regional weekend closures, please visit the What's Happening Now page.
Leading up to the weekend of Aug. 10, WSDOT will close lanes of both northbound and southbound SR 167 on a weekly basis to prepare for the full closure. For the latest information regarding these lane closures, please visit the King County construction update page .
When is the closure?
7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
Where is the closure?
Crews will completely close both directions of SR 167 between S. 180th Street and I-405.
What remains open during SR 167 closures?
The off-ramps from S. 180th Street will remain open on northbound SR 167 and the on-ramp from S. 180th Street to southbound SR 167 will remain open. Expect delays at the interchange and plan to use detours.
When will crews reopen the highway?
All ramps and the mainline will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13.
Why do crews need to completely close the highway?
Crews are digging a 25 feet deep and 65 feet wide trench for the new culvert.
How can I help get the word out about the closure?
Drivers, residents, and business owners can help limit congestion by sharing this information with friends, family, neighbors, customers, and co-workers. More information, including project fliers in English, Spanish, and Russian, and a window poster are available for dowload (see the "Documents and Downloads" section to the left).
What are other closures in the region?
This is just one of several closures in and around Puget Sound. To get the latest traffic and closure information, visit the WSDOT What's Happening Now page.
What can drivers do?
Thousands of vehicles travel through the I-405/SR 167 interchange on a typical weekend. We need help to prevent regional gridlock during the closure. We suggest drivers:
- Delay discretionary trips, especially during high traffic periods, especially between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- Anticipate heavy congestion on alternate routes such as I-405, I-5 and SR 181.
- Expect increased congestion on local streets, especially on Lind Avenue, South 180th Street, South Grady Way, Rainier Avenue S., Talbot Road, and SR 181/West Valley Highway.
- Know Before You Go: check the WSDOT website, call 511 for real-time travel information and plan for delays and added travel time.
- Carpool and use transit. Here are some links to help you plan your trip:
- King County Metro
- Sound Transit
- Google trip planner
***Information provided by WSDOT