Avoiding Pitfalls and Making Connections

Getting around in the southwest Angle Lake area may become a bit more difficult before improved access will be realized! 

With multiple major construction projects planned or already underway in the neighborhood of what is now being referred to as the Angle Lake Station District, it certainly was expected that traversing the local roads would become more of a challenge due to lane closures and detours.  Plans have now been revealed for the creation of an additional surface street for making a transition link between 28th Ave and 24th Ave So.  The new road will be situated between the South 200th and 208th Streets. 

Project designs are nearing completion for this road improvement project which will extend 26th Avenue South from South 200th Street to the intersection of 24th Avenue South & South 208th Street. The new roadway segment will provide four general purpose lanes, left turn pockets, shared use path on both sides of the street, curb, gutter, storm water infrastructure, retaining walls, street lighting and signaling, landscaping, buried power and communication utilities.

This project completes a vital north/south corridor that provides a direct connection with the SeaTac Regional Justice Center, City of Des Moines, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the future Angle Lake Light Rail Station at South 200th Street, and multiple adjacent development properties.   The project is forward-compatible with the future State Route 509 Gateway Project. The planned construction will occur beginning summer 2015 and will continue through spring of 2017.

Additional projects in the area:
Be prepared to experience traffic delays and bring some extra patience when traveling through the Angle Lake Station District through the next couple years while the neighborhood undergoes tremendous growth and revitalization.

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