What’s happening now?

The City of Renton is moving forward with construction projects to enhance downtown Renton as a destination.

Plan ahead for detours downtown

The Wells-Williams Conversion Project is expected to continue through summer 2021.

The project is focusing on rebuilding the intersections on S 2nd St at Williams and Wells Ave S.  Intersection work will be completed in two phases using partial intersection closures. A southside intersection closure will be put in place on S 2nd St at Wells Ave S and Williams Ave S followed by a northside intersection closure once work on the southside is complete. Sections of Wells Ave S and Williams Ave S will operate as two-way cul-de-sacs to maintain local access to the residential homes and businesses leading up to an intersection closure.


The Downtown Utility Improvement Project, expected to continue through fall 2022, is focusing on sewer replacement work on S 3rd St between Rainier Ave S and Burnett Ave S. Beginning, August 16, the project plans to limit through traffic at the intersection of S 3rd St and Rainier Ave S for 3-5 nights. Avoid the intersection, if possible, at night. A detour route to S 3rd St will be maintained from Rainier Ave S to S 3rd Pl and Shattuck Ave S. Signage for local access and businesses will be in place along the planned detour route.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 425-363-1007 or email [email protected] or [email protected].    

You can learn about other planned downtown Renton construction project by visiting

Throughout construction, you can expect:

  • Typical work hours: Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with occasional noise, dust and vibration. Crews may work after 5 p.m. and on weekends to help minimize impact.
  • Detours for people driving and walking
  • Minor parking restrictions: There may be some on-street parking restrictions near work zones; please follow directions on “No parking” signs. The City Center Parking Garage  on S 2nd St offers up to 10-hours of free parking.
  • Temporary utility impacts: Service interruptions will be minor; utility providers will notify properties in advance of any temporary service disruptions that will impact them.

 During this work, we will continue to follow recommended guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.