ROAD WORK ALERT: ‘Mini-roundabout’ construction to start at 8th/108th

An alert from King County Roads – work starts next Monday (October 22nd) on the “mini-roundabout” planned for 8th SW/SW 108th. They expect to be done by Friday, November 16th. From the project webpage:

Project description
Design and construct a mini-roundabout at 8th Avenue SW and SW 108th Street, including a rectangular rapid flashing beacon at the west crosswalk, improvements to the sidewalks, ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other safety improvements.

Why is King County doing this project?
This project will improve the safety of pedestrians and other users in the White Center community. The intersection was identified as a High Collision Location in King County’s report in 2016. The project aligns with the County Executive’s priorities of Equity and Social Justice, and Regional Mobility. The intersection is part of a designated “safe route to school” for four Highline schools, and connects to proposed project 1129600 RSD Highline School District Improvements. On-site observations by Road Services Division staff indicate that some drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians — many of which are students. In addition, pedestrian ramps on all quadrants of the intersection are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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3 Responses to “ROAD WORK ALERT: ‘Mini-roundabout’ construction to start at 8th/108th”

  1. Much needed. I hear 1 is in the works for 8th and 102nd along with sidewalks up 102nd. Long overdue. Thanks for the update.


    I would like to see a sidewalk on the eastside of 12th Avenue SW from 107th to 116th, to improve the safety of a safe route for the the school pedistrians/traffic. The Equity and Social Justice seems skewed when I see a new sidewalk project run from 98th and 35th SW to 116th and 35th SW wherein there is little foot traffic, and there is already a sidewalk and very little foot traffic compared to our neighborhood

  3. 1) I sure hope that the residents of near by “Mary’s Place”
    will be able to plant vegetables and flowers in the middle of the round-a-bout. How about some Sun Flowers.

    2) Watch for Metro buses driving over the round-a-bout
    when making their left turn.