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South 216th Street closed for Federal Way Link construction

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Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will close a portion of South 216th Street in Des Moines 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. For more information on the Federal Way Link Extension and to sign up for project updates, visit www.soundtransit.org/fwlink.