New Federal Way transit center opens

Sound Transit and its partners celebrated the completion and dedication of two important South King County projects this morning by marking the end of 20 months of construction on the new Federal Way Transit Center/parking garage and HOV Access Ramp

The nine-bay transit center, access ramp and 1,200-car garage will establish Federal Way as the major regional transit hub in South King County with bus service from Sound Transit, King County Metro and Pierce Transit. On February 11, Sound Transit is adding new service originating from the transit center, STExpress Route 577 serving Federal Way and Seattle.

Both the transit center and access ramp are marked by dramatic art works as part of Sound Transit’s Start Program. See box below for details.

WSDOT teamed up with Sound Transit on the I-5 – S. 317th Street HOV Direct Access Project.  In this project crews built HOV on and off-ramps in the I-5 median connecting to a new bridge at S. 317th Street. Buses, carpools and vanpools will use the new bridge to cross over I-5 traffic directly in and out of HOV lanes, and will no longer need to weave across three lanes of I-5 traffic. Crews also widened I-5 to accommodate new HOV lanes between Military Road and S. 320th Street, and improved I-5 pavement.  For more information visit . There you can also sign up to receive weekly e-mail updates on this and other WSDOT projects in south King County.