Light rail project affecting FWay streets

Construction of the Link light-rail extension by Sound Transit is shaking up traffic flow near the Federal Way Transit Center.

In changes that were scheduled to take effect Feb. 23:

  • 23rd Avenue South will be one-way going north between South 320th Street and South 317th Street until November to accommodate utility work and paving. South 317th Street will lose its center turn lane.
  • Pete von Reichbauer Way South will be restriped to increase vehicle capacity in an effort to offset the loss of two-way access of 23rd Avenue South.
  • A roundabout will be built by the end of the year at the intersection of 23rd Avenue South and South 317th Street.

Federal Way Link will extend light rail from Angle Lake Station in the city of SeaTac to the Federal Way Transit Center. The 7.8-mile extension will have three stations, located in the Kent-Des Moines area near Highline College, Star Lake, and downtown Federal Way. More information about theh project is at