Burien Stormwater staff is currently working on a road and stormwater improvement project on SW 165th St, between SW 16th and SW 19th, in the Gregory Heights neighborhood. This street has experienced years of pavement deterioration and seasonal flooding, due to insufficient drainage capacity and poor quality soils. This project will construct a new roadway, along with new stormwater pipe and several Low Impact Development features, including bioretention (i.e. rain gardens). This new stormwater infrastructure will alleviate seasonal flooding on private property that has occurred for many years by rerouting flow out of resident's backyards and into the new pipe in the roadway.
Construction is expected to begin in summer 2017 and last 3-4 months. Road closures and detours can be expected, although local access will be maintained.
For more information on this project, contact Dan O'Brien, Stormwater Engineer, at 206-248-5538 or