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Chokepoints

Montlake Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Seattle to have busy construction summer ahead in Montlake

Seattle's Montlake area will see numerous construction projects this summer, including the closure of the Montlake Bridge.
5 months ago
work zones...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT urging vigilance in work zones

Every year, over 800 people die nationally in work zone crashes. Of those 800 people, more than 90% are drivers, their passengers, or passing pedestrians.
6 months ago
Mukilteo ferry terminal...
Chris Sullivan

Newly-opened Mukilteo ferry terminal adds final pieces

It's been four months since the new Mukilteo ferry terminal opened, and it soon will be finished adding new features over the next week.
6 months ago
Sound Transit, Northgate...
Chris Sullivan

Sound Transit’s dilemma: What to delay, cut, or scale with $11.5 billion hole

With an $11.5 billion budget hole, the Sound Transit board has to make tough choices of cutting projects, delaying projects, and ways to make up the gap.
6 months ago
Issaquah-Fall City Road...
Chris Sullivan

Issaquah-Fall City Road reopens after year-long closure

A road project in Sammamish we first highlighted four years ago has been completed. Issaquah-Fall City Road is once again open.
6 months ago
expansion joint, I-5...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT to tackle I-5 where expansion joints failed Wednesday

Emergency work shut two lanes of I-5 for hours Wednesday, which is where WSDOT plans to fix the failing concrete and expansion joints in the next 18 months.
6 months ago
Fauntleroy ferry...
Chris Sullivan

All options on the table as city looks to fix Fauntleroy ferry dock

Should the state move or eliminate the ferry dock at Fauntleroy in West Seattle? All options are on the table as the ferry system looks to fix the dock.
7 months ago
light rail Northgate...
Chris Sullivan

Light rail service to Northgate begins in October

Sound Transit will start running light rail trains from the University District to Northgate on Oct. 2. The extension's been under construction for 9 years.
7 months ago
Lower Spokane Street Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

SDOT to double capacity on West Seattle’s Lower Spokane Street Bridge

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it will be doubling access to the Lower Spokane Street Bridge. 
7 months ago
northbound I-5, Seattle...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT finally widening northbound I-5 through downtown Seattle

The state is finally addressing one of the biggest chokepoints in our region by widening northbound I-5 through downtown Seattle.
7 months ago
seattle senator...
Chris Sullivan

Seattle senator appears to break multiple laws during live committee hearing

Washington state Senator Rebecca Saldana appeared to violate multiple traffic laws while participating in a live, online committee hearing on Tuesday.
7 months ago
fairview avenue bridge...
Chris Sullivan

SDOT racing to finish Fairview Avenue Bridge

It's going to be a few more months before Seattle's Fairview Avenue Bridge returns to service, as the opening has been pushed from spring to summer.
7 months ago
Seattle police officers traffic...
Chris Sullivan

How long will Seattle police provide traffic control at Mariners games?

SPD officers will be back directing traffic in and out of tonight's Mariners game at T-Mobile Park, but they might not be doing that job for much longer.
7 months ago
Montlake bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Montlake Bridge to close for a month this summer

Drivers should prepare for a month-long closure of the Montlake Bridge in August, cutting off access to the 60,000 vehicles a day that use that span.
7 months ago
canyon park, I-405...
Chris Sullivan

I-405 improvements could be delayed under trimmed-down budget plans

Planned improvements to I-405 face sizable delays under updated transportation budget plans proposed by state lawmakers this week.
7 months ago
WSDOT, transportation...
Chris Sullivan

‘We need to keep the lights on’: New transportation plans focus on keeping state afloat

Plans for large-scale transportation packages are on the back burner now, as the state Legislature focuses on trying to survive the impacts of the pandemic.
7 months ago
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

One year after West Seattle Bridge closure, there’s ‘a light at the end of the bridge’

One year ago today, Seattle bridge engineers looked at the expanding cracks on the West Seattle Bridge and made the call to shut it down.
7 months ago
I-405, tolls...
Chris Sullivan

Washington expected to raise, expand tolls on freeways over pandemic losses

Tolls are expected to go up on several freeways this year, as the state deals with a significant loss of revenue related to the pandemic.
7 months ago
light rail, sound transit...
Chris Sullivan

Light rail disruptions coming every weekend in April

Sound Transit is set to tie in power and signal systems for the light rail to the Eastside, but has to shut down service through downtown Seattle to do it.
7 months ago
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

City sets $175 million price tag for repairs to West Seattle Bridge

The city has officially set a $175 million budget to include all costs for West Seattle Bridge repairs, with requests for bids going public Wednesday.
8 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle’s First Avenue Bridge to get new bearing, masonry pads

Seattle​'s First Avenue Bridge is under repair this weekend, which will cause plenty of traffic congestion.
8 months ago
DOL, licensing, traffic...
Chris Sullivan

Puget Sound traffic on major routes is nearing return to pre-pandemic levels

You probably noticed it on the roads over the last week or so: Traffic is getting close to being where it was before the pandemic.
8 months ago
Montlake lid SR 520, construction...
Chris Sullivan

Construction pain coming this weekend for West Seattle, Lake Washington

Construction on the First Avenue South Bridge and Montlake Lid will get in the way for drivers this weekend out of West Seattle and across Lake Washington.
8 months ago
Sounder train, Sound Transit head tax...
Chris Sullivan

Could Sound Transit push a head tax to make up deficit?

With Sound Transit staring down an $11.5 billion shortfall, it could use its authority to push for a business head tax to raise funds.
8 months ago