Locals Brood Their Share of $2 Billion Tab for WSDOT SR 509 and 167 Extension

Kent Reporter reports, “City leaders are struggling with how much Kent will have to pay to help extend State Routes 509 and 167.” The $2 billion project budget approved by state lawmakers calls for $130 million in local contributions. The article adds, “Construction on the highway extensions isn’t expected to start until 2020 or 2021,” and, “The state also plans to install toll lanes along the new four-lane SR 509 extension at a cost yet to be determined.”