Downtown

What’s happening now?

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

The Wells-Williams Conversion Project, expected to continue through summer 2021, is focusing on completing the more impactful work on S 3rd St as quickly as possible. There is on-going utility work on S 2nd St with intersection work on S 2nd St at Wells Ave S and Williams Ave S planned later in summer 2021.  If you have any questions about the Wells-Williams Conversion Project, please email [email protected] or call 425-363-1007.

The Downtown Utility Improvement Project, expected to continue through fall 2022, is focusing on sewer replacement work on S 3rd St between Shattuck Ave S and Burnett Ave S. There will be an on-going road closures on S 3rd St between Shattuck Ave S and Burnett Ave S during working construction hours. Signage for local access and business access will be in place along the planned detour route. During non-working hours, a single-lane of traffic on S 3rd St will be maintained. See the map below for the planned detour route. If you have any questions about the Downtown Utility Improvement Project, please email [email protected] or call 425-363-1007.

You can learn about other planned downtown Renton construction project by visiting rentonwa.gov/dcp

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 impacts.
  • Minor detours for traffic: The Downtown Utility Improvement Project will implement on-going road closures on S 3rd St during construction hours. During non-working hours, S 3rd St will be reduced to a single-lane of traffic. The Wells-Williams Conversion Project will implement partial intersection closures while they are rebuilding the intersections on S 2nd St at Wells Ave S and Williams Ave S. Through traffic on S 2nd St will be maintained, but sections of Wells Ave S and Williams Ave S will operate as two-way cul-de-sacs to maintain access.
  • 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.
  • Pedestrian detours
  • 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-1