228th St SE Roadway Repair near 15th Ave SE

A contractor is building a project intended to deal with groundwater and rain that has been “puddling” and freezing in the center of 228th St. SE just east of 15th Ave SE. The project includes installing two catch basins and a French drain to collect the water into the storm drain system.  

The mayor has signed a local proclamation of emergency that allowed staff to hire a contractor quickly. Council formally ratified the proclamation on Feb. 5.

Image of water on roadway at 228th and 15th in Canyon Park


The project, intended to deal with puddling groundwater and rain in the center of 228th St. SE just east of 15th Ave SE, has successfully captured the water from the eastbound lanes. The week of Feb. 25, crews will install additional drainage under the westbound lanes.

Weather has impacted the original schedule and may change the current schedule. 

A long-term future project will rebuild 228th and deal with the settling of the road. That project may include a more robust drainage system if needed.

Lane closures on 228th Phase 2

Traffic Impacts

More details available on the Traffic Alerts and Road Construction page. 

During freezing temperatures

What crews do

  • When temperatures dip below freezing, crews are taking steps to deal with and prevent icing at 228th St. SE.
  • Crews apply de-icer before freezing temperatures are forecast.
  • Since groundwater washes away the de-icer, they also apply sand and salt after ice forms.
  • We’ve posted “watch for ice” signs. (These have been moved to the sidewalk to minimize impacts to bicyclists.)

What drivers can do

  • Please use extra caution in the area when temperatures dip.
  • Slow down and use extra caution in construction zones.