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Chokepoints

West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Repair or replace? The West Seattle Bridge decision now in mayor’s hands

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has heard thoughts from the community task force on repairing or replacing the West Seattle Bridge. Now, it's up to the mayor.
11 months ago
Redmond, light rail...
Chris Sullivan

More trees come down as Sound Transit builds light rail toward Redmond

Drivers on 520 have probably noticed, but the first signs of Sound Transit's Link expansion from Microsoft to downtown Redmond are now visible.
11 months ago
west seattle bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Does Seattle have the will to fast-track potential West Seattle Bridge replacement?

The long-anticipated cost-benefit analysis of the West Seattle Bridge repair or replacement options was upstaged in a big way by the shiny, new option.
11 months ago
fairview bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Workers discover new shipwreck during Fairview Bridge project

Contractors removing the old timber pilings that held up part of the Fairview Avenue Bridge found a previously uncharted wreck in Lake Union.
11 months ago
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Decision delayed on West Seattle Bridge; new replacement option on table

There have been developments in the West Seattle Bridge saga as the repair or replace decision is delayed, and a new replacement option has been proposed.
12 months ago
WSDOT winter...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT is hiring temporary winter maintenance workers

If you like long hours and cold weather, the Washington State Department of Transportation has a job for you as the state needs winter maintenance workers.
12 months ago
terminal 5, maritime...
Chris Sullivan

Region’s maritime industry hangs on West Seattle Bridge decision

Buried in the discussions about the West Seattle Bridge has been concern that the decision could impact of some of the best blue-collar jobs in our region.
12 months ago
west seattle bridge...
Chris Sullivan

Two weeks from West Seattle Bridge decision, SDOT leans toward replacement

We're two weeks from a decision on whether to repair or replace the closed West Seattle Bridge, and the city appears to be leaning toward replacement.
12 months ago
trestle, Lake Stevens...
Chris Sullivan

Last chance to tell WSDOT what you want out of new US 2 trestle

It's time for a new trestle at one of the most notorious chokepoints in Snohomish County, and the state is reaching out to drivers for their thoughts.
12 months ago
West Marginal Way...
Chris Sullivan

West Marginal Way could lose half its capacity, even as lifeline for West Seattle

As the city continues to mull what to do about the West Seattle Bridge, it's now considering reducing vehicle capacity on West Marginal Way.
1 year ago
King County Metro...
Chris Sullivan

King County Metro on track to restore fares in October

King County Metro is preparing to start charging fares again, with new service changes going into effect over the weekend.
1 year ago
The West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

City closing in on decision to repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge

We should know in just over a month whether the West Seattle Bridge will be replaced or repaired, with the city weighing the risks and costs.
1 year ago
tolls, ETL, toll roads...
Chris Sullivan

How Washington has managed its toll roads during COVID shutdowns

Toll roads in Washington are still seeing 29% less use year over year, but that's a vast improvement over what we saw when shutdowns began.
1 year ago
closures...
Chris Sullivan

Construction, road closures will cause problems this weekend

Drivers need a plan to get around the region this weekend due to some major overnight closures on I-5 and an extended closure on Highway 203.
1 year ago
girders, I-5 closure...
Chris Sullivan

Full I-5 closure this weekend between Federal Way, Fife

Both directions of I-5 will be closed Friday and Saturday nights between Highway 18 in Federal Way and 54th Avenue in Fife, a 4.5 mile stretch.
1 year ago
congestion...
Chris Sullivan

Traffic congestion has returned to near-normal levels across Washington

There are a lot more cars on the road. The congestion has returned to the usual spots, and traffic numbers are returning to pre-COVID levels.
1 year ago
tunnel...
Chris Sullivan

A tour of the recently completed Bellevue Sound Transit tunnel

After 10 years of bitter debate and three years of construction, Bellevue's light rail tunnel is finished, at least the tunnel portion.
1 year ago
A crane operator drives bridge pilings into Union Bay as part of the SR 520 Montlake Project. (Phot...
Chris Sullivan

SR 520 bridge across Lake Washington to close this weekend

Your options to cross Lake Washington will be limited this weekend. The state is closing the SR 520 bridge for another step in the construction project.
1 year ago
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

SDOT asking city council for money for the West Seattle Bridge

We are still waiting to find out if the city is going to replace or repair the West Seattle Bridge, but the bills for the current work are coming due.
1 year ago
highway...
Chris Sullivan

Stop parking on highway shoulders when you’re having fun

If you find the trailhead parking lot or the spots for your favorite river float are full, find another place to go instead. Don't park on the highway.
1 year ago
I-5, girder, Fife...
Chris Sullivan

Upcoming I-5 closure signals milestone in Gateway Project

It's never too early to talk about an upcoming closure of I-5. On Aug. 28-29, both directions of the freeway will be closed between Federal Way and Fife.
1 year ago
creek, carnation, duvall...
Chris Sullivan

Month long closure of Hwy 203 underway as state restores fish habitat

Highway 203 just south of Duvall is closed for the next month to replace a blocked culvert, but the project could have taken longer if not for a new method.
1 year ago
Diverging Diamond wsdot...
Chris Sullivan

Washington’s first diverging diamond interchange opening soon in Lacey

The Marvin Road overpass of I-5 in Lacey will be the first diverging diamond in Washington when its scheduled to open in about a week and a half.
1 year ago
tunnel...
Chris Sullivan

Final filling of Battery Street Tunnel now underway

Since the new Seattle tunnel opened, you probably haven't given a second thought to the Battery Street Tunnel, but the state is close to filling it in.
1 year ago