A rendering of the light rail parking garage to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

A rendering of the light rail parking garage to be built at South 272nd Street near I-5 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Sound Transit

Lane closure set on I-5 for light rail construction in Federal Way and Kent

Scheduled for several nights in May along southbound lanes

Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will be closing one southbound lane on Interstate 5 from Kent/Des Moines Road to South 272nd Street for geotechnical exploration as part of light rail construction.

The night time closures will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. on May 3-6 and May 10-13.

Crews also will be closing the HOV lane on and off-ramps to I-5 at South 317th Street in Federal Way beginning at 11 p.m. on May 7 through 5 a.m. on May 10. This closure will allow construction of drilled shafts in the roundabout at South 317th Street and 28th Avenue South.

All project construction work is done under stringent COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

The Federal Way Link Extension will open for service in 2024 with the 7.8-mile extension from SeaTac.

For more information, visit soundtransit.org/fwlink.


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