Three transportation mobility projects in Federal Way are poised to receive a financial boost thanks to more than $1.5 million in grants awarded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the Puget Sound Regional Council.
“As the region continues at a fast pace, we are grateful for partners like Federal Way for working to improve mobility, support a growing economy, and sustain a healthy environment and quality of life for people in the region,” said Josh Brown, executive director of the Puget Sound Regional Council, which helps communities in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties secure federal funding for transportation projects. “I look forward to continuing to partner with Federal Way on its efforts to help the region grow and thrive now and into the future.”
The Federal Way projects include:
- A road preservation project that includes a hot-mix asphalt overlay, facilities upgrades to meet ADA standards, pavement repair, and pavement markings along SW 356th Street, between 15th Avenue SW to 4th Place SW. The project, which has a budget of nearly $1.4 million and is scheduled to be completed in 2021, is expected to receive $810,000 in grant funding.
- The implementation of an adaptive traffic control system, including the installation of closed-circuit surveillance cameras, at 13 intersections along a key transportation corridor between Federal Way and SeaTac. The project, which has a budget of $800,000 and is scheduled to be completed in 2023, is expected to receive $170,000 in grant funding.
- The construction of a shared-use, non-motorized path/trail along Pacific Highway South, between South 308th Street and South 288th Street, that will include pedestrian-scale illumination for safety. The project, which has a budget of $5.95 million and is scheduled to be completed in 2025, is expected to receive $550,000 in grant funding.
The Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board voted in October to award the funding. Final approval by Governor Jay Inslee and others is expected early next year.
“This is great news for our city and our residents who use these throughways on a daily basis,” said Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell.