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Vashon seawall reconstruction starts Sept. 14

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The King County Road Services Division will close a section of Vashon Highway SW along outer Quartermaster Harbor for two weeks beginning Saturday, Sept. 14. The road will be closed daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. between 115th Avenue SW and SW Burton Drive while county crews work to rebuild the seawall and bulkhead.

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Section of Vashon Highway SW near Burton will be closed for two weeks

The King County Road Services Division will close a section of Vashon Highway SW along outer Quartermaster Harbor for two weeks beginning Saturday, Sept. 14. The road will be closed daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. between 115th Avenue SW and SW Burton Drive while county crews work to rebuild the seawall and bulkhead.

The reconstruction will stabilize the bank and seawall, which have eroded over the years by wind and wave action. The project involves removing 250 feet of the seawall and rebuilding the bulkhead. Work times will occur around low tides to protect aquatic species. The project is expected to wrap up on Sept. 27.

During daily closure hours, traffic - including the Metro Transit Route 118 - will be rerouted onto SW 232nd Street and Wax Orchard Road SW. Local residents can expect delays and transit riders should consider catching an earlier bus to make ferry connections.

For more information, contact Alice Ann Wetzel, Community Relations Planner, at 206-684-1154 or email her at aliceann.wetzel@kingcounty.gov.