State Route 900, I-5 to SR 167

 

MP: 6.45

Location: Martin Luther King Jr Way S and I-5, Seattle

BGS for SR 900. You can also re-enter the southbound interstate by exiting here

 

MP: 6.56

Location: Martin Luther King Jr Way S and I-5, Seattle

I-5 south exits

 

MP: 6.84

Location: Martin Luther King Jr Way S and I-5, Seattle

TALL reassurance shield. From here, the road will continue as a 35-50 MPH highway into Renton

 

MP: 9.84

Location: SW Sunset Blvd and Rainier Ave. S, Renton

We come up on a rare, beautiful, original vintage junction sign. This is almost certainly a near-1964 sign. I’m not entirely sure of the origins, but it does have a state-name 405 shield and the “TO” marking. The “TO” is legitimate. It may not be a 1964 sign, as I-405 wasn’t completely constructed over here in ’64, and was instead signed as State Route 405. However, this segment was completed by 1967, the next year I have a map for. Anyway, back in the day SR 167 continued up Rainier Ave all the way to I-90 in Seattle. Google Maps still shows this route alignment despite it not existing since 1992. Also take note of the SR 167 route shield, a smaller version of the President’s head with a notably shorter neck. Numbers are larger, and pushed out to the corners, a practice that would be abandoned by the 80′s (possibly earlier).

 

E to SR 515

S to I-405

N to I-90, S to SR 599