Project Info

SR 181 - 180th to Southcenter Boulevard Paving - Complete July 2015

In May 2015, WSDOT contractor crews began grinding off the top 1-1/2 inches of pavement and repaired the subgrade as needed. The road was repaved to fix cracked pavement, wheel ruts, and potholes.

A large sag in the pavement at the corner of SR 181 and Longacres Way was also repaired. The sag allowed water to pool during rainy weather.

Pedestrians also benefit from the work. Seven existing pedestrian ramps were upgraded to meet current ADA standards.

This stretch of SR 181 is a popular route to and from the Southcenter mall area and was previously paved in 1987.


How you benefit

Improves safety
Removing cracks, ruts, potholes and the large sag in the pavement at Longacres Way creates a safer and smoother driving surface and reduces the risk of large puddles forming on the highway.

The new upgraded pedestrian ramps provide a safer transition to cross the highway.

Economic incentive
Repaving the roadway and repairing the sag in the pavement extends the life of the highway and reduces future maintenance costs.

Smoother pavement means less wear and tear to vehicles, saving drivers money over time.


Partnerships & cooperation
WSDOT worked closely with local businesses to communicate and coordinate closures necessary for the project.


Contact us
WSDOT communications
15700 Dayton Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133

SR 181 - 180th to Southcenter Blvd. Paving - thumbnail map
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Cracking, potholes and sagging pavement on SR 181 near Southcenter
Cracking, potholes and sagging pavement on SR 181 near Southcenter. For more pictures, please see our Flickr page.