Sound Transit is improving access to Puyallup Station for riders, whether they arrive by walking, bicycling, transit or driving. The project includes construction of a new 500-space garage, new surface parking with approximately 165 spaces, and sidewalk and bicycle enhancements.
With two roundtrips added to the Sounder south line in 2017, 13 daily roundtrips now stop at Puyallup Station. Sounder also runs special service to select Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners games. Sounder's growing popularity means station parking fills up early every weekday morning.
As well as building new parking, Sound Transit is contributing $3.4 million to the city of Puyallup for street lighting, curb ramps and other pedestrian safety improvements as well as new bicycle lanes on West Stewart Avenue. Traffic flow improves with a new signal at Seventh Street Northwest and West Stewart Avenue and a new right-turn lane from West Stewart Avenue to southbound North Meridian.
Scheduled completion: The garage will open for public use in 2021. Sound Transit intends to complete all Puyallup access improvements by 2023.