Project is now complete
Nov. 22, 2022 – Take a peek at the finished sidewalk heading north down Renton Ave S. Crews will stripe the bike lane in December 2022.
January 31, 2023Crews installed the handrail on the west side of the sidewalk on Renton Ave S at the end of January. The project is now complete.
There will be intermittent lane restrictions through February 10 so crews can finish the permanent lane striping. Thank you for your patience.
See the latest construction photos.
King County Road Services improved safety for pedestrians and bicycles on Renton Avenue S between 68th Avenue S and S 112th Street. This project added a new section of sidewalk along the west side of the road, and re-striped the corridor to separate pedestrian and bicycle traffic from moving vehicles. Re-striping the corridor made room for a wider bicycle lane on the west side of the road and a new shared eight-foot-wide pedestrian/bicycle pathway on the east side. The road continues to have one lane in each direction and a center turn lane.
Additional safety improvements include:
New sidewalk for safer walking routes to school
New sidewalk installed (west side of Renton Avenue S) and shared-use path (east side of Renton Avenue S) to and from Lakeridge and Campbell Hill elementary schools.
Improved street lighting
Upgrades to the existing street lights make pedestrians and vehicle traffic more visible at night.
Better visibility of on-coming traffic
Intersection improvements at the corner of Renton Avenue S and S 116th Place.
Improved accessibility for pedestrians and transit riders
Curb cuts were installed at each intersection. We also replaced the existing Metro Transit Route 106 bus stop (located on southbound Renton Avenue S across from S 116th Place) with a new, ADA-compliant bus stop accessible to all people.
Better routes for bicycles and pedestrians
The re-striped roadway includes a dedicated 5-foot bicycle lane on the west side and a shared 8-foot pedestrian/bicycle facility on the east side of Renton Avenue S.
Less water pooling on roadway
New drains, gutters and curbs help prevent water from pooling on the bike lane and shared-use pathway.
Frequently asked questions
- The three travel lanes along this part of Renton Avenue S will be re-striped, but not repaved.
- The bicycle lane on the west side of Renton Avenue S will be repaved.
- The existing shoulder on the east side of Renton Avenue S will be restriped to make room for a new 8-foot-wide pedestrian and bicycle shared-use path, but this area will not be repaved.
King County will:
- Re-stripe S 116th Place to make the road more perpendicular to Renton Avenue. This will improve the sightline, making it much easier for drivers to see oncoming traffic before turning onto Renton Avenue S.
- Relocate crosswalk across Renton Avenue S. This will make it safer to reach the bus stop on the opposite side of the busy street.
Location: Renton Avenue S between 76th and 75th avenues south
Improvements: Slowed down speeding traffic by reducing the number of travel lanes and adding a center turn lane. Added a sidewalk along the east side (northbound) of Renton Avenue S. Installed a crosswalk equipped with bright flashing lights to help make pedestrians more visible to vehicles.
Phase two - 2016
Location: Renton Avenue S between 74th and 68th avenues south
Improvements: Slowed down speeding traffic by reducing the number of travel lanes and adding a center turn lane. Added a sidewalk and dedicated bike lane along the east side (northbound) of Renton Avenue S. Installed the “Welcome to Skyway” sign at the corner of 76th Avenue S and Renton Avenue S.