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Closures on I-5 for Federal Way Link construction

Closures will be along southbound I-5 in Kent and Federal Way

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Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will be closing one southbound lane on I-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 May 3 - 6 and May 10 - 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Also, crews 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. For more information on the Federal Way Link Extension and to sign up for project updates, visit