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2015 Arterial Paving Project: Renton Avenue South

November 28, 2016

Major construction activities associated with Phase 2 of the Renton Ave S Repaving Project are complete. In the next few weeks you may see crews along Renton Ave S cleaning up the road striping.We realize this project has impacted people living and working in the area. Thanks for your patience during construction.

Project Overview

Renton Ave S is a minor arterial street serving approximately 8,800 southeast Seattle commuters, bicyclists, transit riders and commercial vehicles every day. To improve safety for all people, we are is installing new curb ramps and curb bulbs between S Holden St and S 112th Pl. We are also repaving this section of roadway to address seams and cracks in the surface and to reduce future maintenance costs.

Project Benefits

  • Improved safety for all users
  • Increased compliance with current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
  • A smoother ride
  • Reduce future maintenance costs


Construction is happening in two phases:

  • Phase 1 was completed in fall 2015 and spring 2016. Phase 1 included improvements along Renton Ave S from S Holden St to 51st Ave S. See below for photos of some of the completed elements.

    Phase 1 Improvements

  • Phase 2 was completed in November 2016. Phase 2 includes improvements along Renton Ave S from 51st Ave S to S 112th Pl. 

    Phase 2 Improvements

Project Funding

The Phase 1 project budget of $4 million was funded by the voter-approved Bridging the Gap levy as part of SDOT’s Arterial Asphalt and Concrete (AAC) Program.

The Phase 2 project budget of $5.4 million is being funded by the voter-approved Transportation Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the levy at

Project Materials

Phase 2 project materials

Phase 1 project materials
Construction Updates

Open House Materials (April 2015)

Project handout – Vietnamese (PDF

Completed Project Elements

Phase 2

New curb ramps and bike lane along Renton Ave S at 63rd Ave S

New curb ramps, sidewalks and bike lane along Renton Ave S at S Bangor St


Phase 1

New curb extensions, curb ramps and bike lanes along Renton Ave S at S Thistle St.

New curb extensions, curb ramps and bike lanes along Renton Ave S at S Rose Ct.

New curb ramps, crosswalks and bike lanes at the intersection
of Renton Ave S and S Henderson St.

Project Contact

Brian Glas
Project Manager 
(206) 684-8084

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