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  • Troopers conducting extra patrols in area known for semi-truck crashes

    After several major crashes involving semi-trucks, the Washington State Patrol is conducting emphasis patrols in and around the Interstate 5 and SR 16 interchange in Tacoma.
  • sr 99

    Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel route finally fully open, faces full traffic

    With a new exit open, and no snow or Viadoom, the SR 99 tunnel is finally taking on a regular, full commute. Many are watching to see if backups continue.
  • Renton

    New fix looks to eliminate daily backups on Renton interchange

    The 405/167 interchange in Renton is one of the most congested areas in the state. The backups are miles long nearly every day. But a fix from the state is finally starting to take shape.
  • express toll lanes

    Is state trying to change toll benchmarks because they can’t meet them?

    Through the first three years, the I-405 express toll lanes have generated nearly $75 million, $50 million more than the operations costs. But the lanes have never met the average speed benchmark over the entire corridor.
  • tax, seattle traffic, road usage

    Washington’s road usage tax ends its testing phase

    Washington has been testing a road usage tax with volunteer drivers. The testing phase has ended for the pay-per-mile proposal. Now it's time to look at the data.
  • viaduct, snow

    Snow delays demolition of Seattle’s viaduct

    Among other things, the snow has also delayed the demolition of Seattle's waterfront viaduct. Crews were scheduled to begin tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Tuesday. 
  • roundabout

    Lake Stevens Highway 9 project changes again

    Plans for lowering Highway 9 under a newly-constructed interchange in Lake Stevens have changed. Lowering is out and roundabouts are in.
  • sr99 tunnel

    Seattle’s new SR99 tunnel finally faces full traffic with 4 mile backup

    Seattle's new SR99 tunnel finally experienced a full traffic load Wednesday. The result was a two-mile backup inside the tunnel and beyond.
  • tunnel

    New SR99 tunnel under Seattle ‘running smoothly’ on first day

    Widespread snow overshadowed Seattle's new tunnel Monday morning, but as promised, it did open for the commute.
  • Viadoom

    Last Viadoom commute marred by rain, heavy traffic

    It's finally here! Friday is the last day of Viadoom. Can Seattle-area commuters keep up the -- mostly -- good record of smooth commutes?