Connecting communities - New SR 518 off-ramp opens in Burien

By Nicole Daniels

The new eastbound SR 518 off-ramp to Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien officially opened to visitors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10.

New opportunities are about to turn out to be handy for Burien travelers. On Friday, Jan. 11, a new two-lane off-ramp from eastbound State Route 518 to Des Moines Memorial Drive is scheduled to open.

Quick historical past lesson for anybody unfamiliar with the area: For years, tourists might in basic terms entry Des Moines Memorial Drive by way of metropolis streets and a westbound SR 518 off-ramp. Drivers headed eastbound on SR 518 needed to go out the street and use native streets to entry Des Moines Memorial Drive. Streets that weren’t designed for the heavy automobile and truck traffic.

This new ramp will channel visitors clear of these native streets and supply a extra direct route for cars and vans shifting items among the metropolis of Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), the Port of Seattle and the higher Puget Sound region.

This is one among the primary Connecting Washington tasks to be finished in western Washington. Connecting Washington is a 16-year, $16 billion application designed to boost and hold the state’s transportation system. Projects are scheduled by way of 2031.


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