SR 167 Closure - Panther Creek Culvert Installation
Get ready: SR 167 to close completely in Renton, August 10 – 13

Beginning Friday night, August 10, at 7:30 p.m. we will close all lanes of SR 167 between I-405 and S 180th Street/SW 43rd Street for the weekend. All lanes will reopen by Monday morning, August 13, at 5 a.m.

Throughout the Puget Sound region, many culverts and drainage systems inhibit fish access to area waterways. Over the years, we have been working to replace the antiquated systems with new fish-friendly ones. Panther Creek, which flows under SR 167 in Renton, is next to undergo an upgrade. To accomplish the work, we’ll completely close down a section of freeway for an entire weekend. Crews will dig a 65-foot wide and 35-foot deep trench for the new culvert. Crews will then install a 19-foot wide pipe that will make passing through the culvert easier for fish and other aquatic wildlife. In addition to providing fish access, the project will lay the groundwork for future SR 167 improvements and help reduce seasonal flooding to properties west of SR 167.

Closure website
www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/I405/Sr167PantherCreek
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