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Photo: Plan on hefty Seattle traffic this weekend whether you plan to drive or take the light rail....
Micki Gamez

Traffic alert: Revive I-5, light rail closures this weekend

Plan on hefty Seattle traffic this weekend whether you plan to drive or take the light rail. Revive I-5 and light rail work is going on.
22 hours ago
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Frank Sumrall

WSP: Driver caught using impressive dummy to evade fines while using HOV lanes

A Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper ticketed a man for driving in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes with a fake "dummy" passenger.
3 days ago
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Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: Pierce County’s Spanaway Loop shortcut to close for four months

Spanaway Loop Road avoids all the congestion on Pacific Avenue, but it's about to go away for four months due to a major sewer line improvement.
3 days ago
ferries...
Chris Sullivan

WSF Chief on feasibility of new diesel ferries: ‘There isn’t a ferry dealership down the road’

Getting new ferries is essential, so what about the idea of building or buying some diesel boats quickly while we wait for the electric-hybrids?
5 days ago
Photo: A Milton officer was severely injured while he was trying to take down a suspect on Wednesda...
Micki Gamez

‘This is an ongoing effort:’ King County officers report 36 DUIs in one weekend

Last weekend King County officers conducted a mobile impaired driving unit to get drivers under the influence off the roads.
9 days ago
Image: A multi-vehicle collision including a semitruck on Interstate 5 in Fife slowed down traffic ...
Steve Coogan

1 killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-5 south in Fife; morning traffic affected

The Washington State Patrol is on the scene of a deadly multi-vehicle crash that occurred on I-5 south in Pierce County early Friday.
9 days ago
Photo: SDOT Roadway Structures Director Kit Loo inspects newly installed carbon fiber wrapping unde...
Micki Gamez

Upcoming construction: SDOT to prepare bridges for next big earthquake

There are 16 Seattle roadway and pedestrian bridges that need upgrading in the event the next big earthquake hits.
10 days ago
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Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: Drivers slow to understand zipper merge, would better signs help?

With the lack of general merging etiquette in the Pacific Northwest, why are so many drivers slow to pick up and use the zipper merge?
10 days ago
Image: All lanes on Interstate 5 south in Everett were closed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. It cause...
Steve Coogan

Shooting caused all lanes on I-5 south in Everett to close Wednesday

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a shooting that occurred late Wednesday morning I-5 south that closed all lanes for drivers.
11 days ago
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Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: The do’s and don’ts of beach driving in Washington

Driving on the beach is one of those great experiences that we have here in Washington, but it appears that many people don't know the rules.
12 days ago
Image: Hayden Island, east side of bridge form the shared-use path, looking north, single-level mov...
Matt Markovich

Designs unveiled for new I-5 bridge between Washington, Oregon

The first conceptual design drawings for a replacement I-5 bridge between Washington and Oregon were made public Monday.
13 days ago
Image: Crews have been working on the Revive I-5 project....
Micki Gamez

Welcome to construction season: Revive I-5 in Seattle is back

Drivers moving between Seattle and Tukwila will have a hard time getting through work this weekend thanks to the Revive I-5 project.
16 days ago
State Route 529 four months...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: State Route 529 heading north to close for four months

Commuting between Everett and Marysville will be more complicated as four months of construction is about to shut down half of State Route 529.
17 days ago
Photo: Islanders for Ferry Action, a community organization based on Vashon Island, said that small...
Micki Gamez

Vashon Islanders can’t wait another 4 years for new ferry

Small businesses on Vashon Island are struggling to make ends meet because of the frequent delays and outages with the ferry system.
19 days ago
Image: A bad crash involving a motorhome and an ambulance shut down all lanes of I-5 south Sunday m...
Julia Dallas

Ambulance, motorhome crash shuts down I-5 south

A bad crash involving a motorhome and an ambulance shut down all lanes of I-5 south Sunday morning. Roads reopened around 9:30 a.m.
21 days ago
Image: The Lind Avenue overpass over Interstate 405 in Renton reopened to traffic on Thursday, May ...
Steve Coogan

Renton drivers rejoice: Lind Avenue overpass over I-405 reopens after 2 years

Renton-area drivers received welcome news during their commutes Thursday morning: The Lind Avenue overpass over Interstate 405 reopened.
22 days ago
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Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: May through September is the most deadly period for motorcyclists

A lot more motorcyclists are out now that the weather has improved, but we are now in the most dangerous months of the year for them.
24 days ago
US Route 2 trestle...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: Tussling with the future of the US Route 2 trestle

The US Route 2 trestle from Lake Stevens to Everett needs some TLC, and the state is looking for your input on its future.
26 days ago
Photo: A Washington State ferry pulls up to the dock on March 29, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington....
Julia Dallas

Why were Washington ferries out of service this weekend?

It's been a tough Memorial Day weekend for those using Washington ferries as many travelers have been faced with cancellations.
28 days ago
Image: Traffic on Interstate 5 passes through downtown on Nov. 28, 2013, in Seattle. Seattle, locat...
Steve Coogan

The holiday weekend is here, but traffic still could slow drivers down

AAA notes that traveling by car is appealing for many during a holiday weekend because of the flexibility it provides. But it brings traffic.
30 days ago
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Chris Sullivan

Sound Transit CEO on recent violent attacks: It’s ‘my job to restore confidence’ in public transit

Just how concerned are you about your safety while riding the light rail? Three violent attacks this year have many people concerned about crime on the trains.
1 month ago
Image: Members of the community hold oversized scissors as part of a ceremony to mark the completio...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: Oversized scissors, shovels used to celebrate I-405 project progress

The Washington State Department of Transportation used big scissors and more to celebrate the Interstate 405 project north of Bellevue.
1 month ago
Photo: Alaska Airlines planes at Sea-Tac Airport....
Julia Dallas

Why was Sea-Tac Airport so busy Sunday? Will it get worse?

Warmer weather means a busy summer travel season is ahead. Visitors may find longer than usual lines at Sea-Tac Airport and delays.
1 month ago
Image: Interstate 5 north in Everett was shut down and blocked on Thursday, May 16, 2024. The closu...
Steve Coogan

I-5 north in Everett reopens after officer-involved shooting left suspect dead

Interstate 5 north in Everett at US 2 reopened late Thursday after an officer-involved shooting left one suspect dead.
1 month ago