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Chokepoints

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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 months ago
West Seattle...
Chris Sullivan

Prepping for another West Seattle commuter headache

This is not the news people in West Seattle want to hear, with another route in and out of the community now facing lane closures.
7 months ago
school buses, school bus...
Chris Sullivan

A reminder for safe driving near school buses as kids return to class

As some schools return to in-person learning and school buses are on the road for the first time in a year, let's remember when it's safe to pass.
7 months ago
zipper merge...
Chris Sullivan

Bill to require zipper merge education in Washington reemerges

State Rep. Jesse Young is back with another attempt to get the zipper merge put into the state drivers' education program.
7 months ago
drive, snow, crashes...
Chris Sullivan

It turns out Washington residents can’t drive in the snow

Crashes over the weekend were up 300% compared to a normal weekend without snow. There were 386 crashes in King County alone, and 196 in Snohomish County.
7 months ago
pay per mile, mileage tax...
Chris Sullivan

Pay per mile gains steam in the legislative background in Olympia

Behind the scenes in the Washington state Legislature, plans to transition away from the gas tax to a pay-per-mile plan are still moving forward.
8 months ago
Metro, mask...
Chris Sullivan

Is King County Metro enforcing the mask mandate?

King County Metro drivers may remind passengers that masks are required, but won't necessarily enforce the rule. Sound Transit has a more aggressive policy.
8 months ago
passenger-only ferry...
Chris Sullivan

Are passenger-only ferries the key to solving our congestion?

The Puget Sound Regional Council just finished a one year study on the feasibility of passenger-only ferry service around Puget Sound.
8 months ago
DOL, licensing, traffic...
Chris Sullivan

State bill pushes for more online DOL services to reduce backlog

The Department of Licensing believes it'll have a backlog of nearly 1.5 million requests by the end of the year, but a new bill aims to help reduce that.
8 months ago
Gas tax, carbon fee, Steve Hobbs...
Chris Sullivan

Washington lawmakers begin to negotiate on increased gas tax, carbon fees

Washington state lawmakers have begun negotiations on a transportation package, which would include an increased gas tax and carbon fees.
8 months ago