After 30 years of operation, the State Route 512 Park & Ride, located at 10617 South Tacoma Way in Lakewood, closed June 11 for much-needed repairs and improvements. The Park & Ride will reopen Oct. 1, when transit riders will find upgrades to lighting, shelter renovations, newly-numbered parking stalls, curbing and concrete repairs, and new greenery.
The Oct. 1 reopening date is about a week and a half earlier than projected. The project is also under budget; final engineering and construction costs are estimated to be $2.25 million, about $250,000 under the project’s $2.5 million budget.
During the closure, those who usually park at the SR-512 Park & Ride have been parking at other locations, including at temporary transit spots at Discount World and the Lakewood Sounder Station. Starting Oct. 1, commuters that ride the following routes can again park at the SR-512 Park & Ride and catch their bus at the transit center there: Pierce Transit routes 3 and 4; Sound Transit routes 574, 580, 592 and 594; Intercity Transit routes 603, 605, 612 and 620; and GO-JBLM Transit Route 2.