Federal Way celebrates Pacific Highway project

Completion of the $18 million Phase IV portion of the project, which extended the HOV lane from Federal Way to Sea-Tac Airport, will be celebrated on April 19. State and local officials will gather for a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

In this October 2011 file photo

In this October 2011 file photo

The overhaul of Pacific Highway in Federal Way has been under way for more than a decade.

Completion of the $18 million Phase IV portion of the project, which extended the HOV lane from Federal Way to Sea-Tac Airport, will be celebrated on April 19. State and local officials will gather for a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

“With Phase IV completed, commuters and buses can now travel from Federal Way to Sea-Tac Airport in a continuous HOV corridor,” said Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest in a news release. “With 35,000 vehicles using this road daily, Phase IV makes travel safer, more efficient for Federal Way residents and for the region.”

The ceremony will take place 10 a.m. to noon at the corner of S. 304th Street and Pacific Highway South. Slated to appear are Priest, Sen. Tracey Eide, Steve Gorcester from the Transportation Improvement Board, Charlie Howard of the Puget Sound Regional Council, Mark Eldridge from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and Ed Conyers, who’s also with WSDOT.

The now completed project was funded using $7.94 million from the Federal Highway Administration, $8.17 million from the Transportation Improvement Board, $1.3 million from WSDOT and $580,000 from the city’s coffers.

This part of the project began in July 2010, and widened Pacific Highway from five to seven lanes by adding the HOV lane in both directions. It also added the landscaped median and made it easier for left-hand and u-turns off of Pacific Highway. The new sidewalks alongside the stretch of road were also part of the Phase IV improvements.

For those interested in learning more specifics about the now completed Phase IV, the contact Deputy Public Works Director Marwan Salloum at (253) 835-2720 or marwan.salloum@cityoffederalway.com.

 


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Leandra Craft with her husband, Chris, and their daughter. Courtesy of Tanya Lam Photography in Federal Way
Q&A: Leandra Craft talks council, representation and vision with the Mirror

Leandra Craft is the newest member of Federal Way City Council.

Joseph S. Bowman IV
Hometown Hero: Federal Way pastor appointed to Highline College Board of Trustees

Pastor Joe Bowman’s Integrity Life Church in Federal Way has fed 4,500 people during pandemic.

File photo
Motorcyclist in serious condition after driver fails to yield while making left turn

The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. near 21st Avenue SW and SW Campus Drive in Federal Way.

File photo
Two men charged with hate crime after brutal beating in Federal Way

Two suspects from Auburn have been charged with first-degree robbery and a… Continue reading

More than 80 volunteers showed up to help clean up Federal Way on a misty Saturday, Oct. 17. Photo courtesy of the City of Federal Way
Federal Way hires 2 litter control positions

More than 80 people attended the Oct. 17 Clean Up Federal Way! event.

Blotter
7 school security cameras spray painted | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Oct. 21-26.

Photo courtesy of South King Fire
Operation Warm provides winter coats to 320 Federal Way kids

Federal Way Public Schools partnered with SKFR, Local IAFF 2024, the Aid Fund and the South King Firefighters Foundation to host the eighth annual two-day event.

The Federal Way Police Department received two fundraising awards from Special Olympics Washington on Monday, Oct. 26. Courtesy photo
Federal Way Police Department receives 2 fundraising awards from Special Olympics Washington

Department received 2019 Circle of Honor fundraising plaque and a Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) torch award on Oct. 26.

Most Read