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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.

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