Intercity Transit's contractor is working to improve safety and speed up service at the Martin Way Park and Ride. Improvements, which began in March 2023, will include a "bus only" direct access from the northbound I-5 on-ramp into the park and ride, a new bus stop adjacent to the on-ramp, and related facility updates. Construction is expected to continue at the park and ride through the fall of 2023.
Construction will temporarily impact some parking areas and will require temporary relocation of the bus loading area. When finished, the project will reduce the schedule times and improve bus access and passenger loading areas for riders who use Olympia Express service connecting Olympia/Lacey to regional bus and commuter rail services in Lakewood/Pierce County.
Watch for changes posted at the park and ride and subscribe to updates to stay informed on when and how the changes may impact parking and boarding locations until the project is complete.
What: Upcoming concrete demolition and trenching for new utility lines will impact drive aisles and some parking spaces in the main parking lot as part of planned construction activity. The lot will remain open during construction.
When: Beginning April 3, 2023, with initial work lasting approximately two weeks. New walkways will be poured and placed between the last week of April and early May. The duration of the activity will be four to five weeks.
Where: Trenching will take place in the vicinity of the pedestrian walkway that connects Martin Way and the north side of the main parking area.
Impacts: Users will see orange construction fencing around closed areas near the walkway where work is underway. These areas will include the closure of adjacent parking spaces to provide a buffer for work and users. During trenching, one of the three drive lanes connecting the lot may be closed, requiring lot users to use one of the other entry/exit aisles. Steel plates will temporarily cover drive lanes during construction and between work phases. Fencing will be placed to delineate closed parking areas during the utility trench work and site updates will be provided as conditions change.
The sidewalk on Martin Way is expected to remain open. However, there will be short term closures when work is being done under sidewalk areas where utility connections are being completed.
Park & Ride users should plan for these activities and use caution around work areas. Please watch for pedestrian traffic and pay attention to all site traffic control measures and advisories, observe signage and use caution around work areas.
Thank you for you patience as we work to improve access and service at the Martin Way Park & Ride.