From White Center Now: 16th SW plan update

Last month, we reported on King County Road Services‘ plan to rechannelize 16th SW between 100th and 107th, after a short presentation to the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council. This month, a county rep returned to NHUAC with a more-detailed presentation, including early results of the online survey asking people about two options. Both options would change that stretch of 16th SW to one vehicle-travel lane each way. If you’re interested in the project, we’ve published our coverage of the newest briefing on partner site White Center Now. Also, the survey is still open, so if you haven’t responded, you can go here.

12 Replies to "From <i>White Center Now</i>: 16th SW plan update"

  • Steve March 9, 2022 (10:29 am)

    A waste of time and money. There is nothing wrong with this stretch of road. Plenty of off street parking in this area. Spending the money on the upkeep of existing roads in the area would be a better option.  Perhaps they should finish the work on 15th ave sw first.

    • WSB March 9, 2022 (11:06 am)

      As previously reported, this isn’t expected to go to construction until 2024, so 15th, which is awaiting concrete like many projects, should be long done by then.

  • Johny be good March 9, 2022 (11:41 am)

    This is a great move. It is currently very dangerous for bikes and pedestrians in the area and will help the local businesses with more parking and slower traffic. I just wish there was an option for a protected bike lane.  

  • Look Both Ways March 9, 2022 (2:36 pm)

    Very poor use of funds, which will snarl traffic further in the corridor. The recent construction / lane reduction further up already caused traffic problems…imagine if it were permanent. This is a commercial zone and deserves a
    continuation of 4 lanes. AMPLE parking is already in this proposed area, including the business’ own lots and connecting streets. Same goes for bicyclists (far, far fewer than cars), who can use parallel streets more safely. This
    ~$1M in funding should go to other priorities such as road maintenance, hiring police (and/or traffic enforcement, if need be), highway
    improvements, etc. Click the survey link and select “None of the above”.

  • Joe Citizen March 9, 2022 (6:01 pm)

    Resources could be used elsewhere in white center that better benefit community. Stop cramming bike lanes down our throats.

  • Arash R Sarraf March 10, 2022 (12:08 am)

    Pave Roxbury between 25th and 18th . It is terrible and you have had scheduled since 2017. This project is NOT needed.

    • WSB March 10, 2022 (1:18 am)

      This is a King County project. The long-shelved Roxbury plan is a Seattle project.

  • Cynic March 10, 2022 (1:11 pm)

    Man, the conservatives here hate small business owners and American jobs.

  • Don't reduce the lanes March 11, 2022 (12:46 am)

    This is a horrible plan. Every single comment on here is right. This is not needed, will cause horrible traffic. There is more than enough parking. Also with all these new communities being built there will be a big increase in cars.The money should be better spent elsewhere, plenty of roads in need of maintenance. 

  • Look Both Ways March 11, 2022 (11:55 am)

    Those objecting should be sure to click the survey link from the article and select “None of the above” before it expires March 18th, and share with neighbors.

  • Chris K March 14, 2022 (7:53 am)

    I voted for Option 1

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