Canyon Park Freeway Station engineering praised
Sound Transit’s Canyon Park Freeway Station recently was honored by the local chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers as an outstanding example of transportation and development engineering.
The freeway station, which opened a year ago, includes a freeway stop on the southbound on-ramp to I-405 from SR 527, and a pedestrian bridge that crosses over I-405 and connects to the Canyon Park Park-and-Ride. This unique station is served by Sound Transit and Community Transit express buses.
The local chapter of the ASCE annually reviews local engineering projects for excellence in areas including innovative design and functionality. The Local Civil Engineering Achievement Honor awarded to the Canyon Park Freeway Station noted the efficiency of the design, as well as the use of simple, low-cost materials to create an attractive facility.
Last year, the Canyon Park Freeway Station also was identified as exceptional by an American Institute of Architecture group. In a review of buildings and structures in King County for urban design, the project was praised for its special features and attractiveness, made even more noteworthy in the unique and challenging highway environment.
The $10.7 million project was completed on time and on budget. INCA Engineers provided preliminary engineering and environmental documentation, and final design in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Wilder Construction Company (now Granite Construction) constructed the award-winning station.
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