Stock photo

Stock photo

South 216th Street in Des Moines to close for light rail work

Local access only between Highway 99 and Military Road South

Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will close a portion of South 216th Street in Des Moines/SeaTac to build a tunnel structure on the west side of Interstate 5 which will allow light rail trains to travel under the roadway.

The road will be closed from July 19 through Aug. 23.

Access for local residents will be maintained during the closure. Drivers heading west on 216th will be detoured south on Military Road, then west on Kent/Des Moines Road and then north on State Route 99. Drivers heading east on 216th will be detoured south on State Route 99, east on Kent/Des Moines Road and then north on Military Road.

The Federal Way Link Extension will open for service in 2024 between Federal Way and Angle Lake in SeaTac.


Talk to us

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

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.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

File photo
Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

t
Kent Police face 21 officers leaving force; fewer applying

13 resigning, 8 retiring so far this year among 160-member department

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)
King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments

Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.

t
Two people shot, injured while driving along I-5 in Kent

Shots fired from passing vehicles near SR 516 at Boeing commuters

File photo
Man killed in Federal Way Sunday night shooting

No suspect, circumstance information yet, according to police

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court… Continue reading

Stock Photo
Condo prices in South King County surge during pandemic

The value of condominiums in King County increased during the pandemic, with… Continue reading

Most Read