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Reminder: 228th Street Southwest improvement project to begin Tuesday; public meeting Thursday

Reminder: 228th Street Southwest improvement project to begin Tuesday; public meeting Thursday

Traffic delays and pedestrian detours should be expected in the area of 228th Street Southwest when the corridor Improvements project gets underway Tuesday, May 26, with work continuing into 2016. For the safety of construction workers, traveling public and pedestrians, drivers are advised to use caution when driving throught the construction zone. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday,... »

Happening nearby: Works begins on Lakeview Trail project near Lake Ballinger

Happening nearby: Works begins on Lakeview Trail project near Lake Ballinger

Work got underway last week on the one-mile, $3.4 million Lakeview Trail that will stretch from the Interurban Trail at 228th Street Southwest just east of the Edmonds-Mountlake Terrace border to the west end of the 236th Street Southwest I-5 overpass in Mountlake Terrace. The project is funded in part by a $2.08 million from the Surface Transportation Program of the U.S. Department of Transportat... »

Reminder: Meeting April 16 on 220th Street Southwest overlay and bike lane project

The City of Edmonds will be presenting a preliminary design concept for the 220th Street Overlay Project at 6 p.m. April 16 at Edmonds Church of God, 8224 – 220th St. S.W. The project involves a full-width roadway grind and 2-inch overlay with new pavement on 220th Street between 84th Avenue and 76th Avenue. The project also proposes to add bike lanes on 220th Street to connect to the existing bik... »

Sound Transit Board set to decide on Lynnwood extension final route and stations on April 23

Sound Transit Board set to decide on Lynnwood extension final route and stations on April 23

The Sound Transit Board is expected to select the final route and stations for the Lynnwood Link Extension at its Thursday, April 23 meeting. The Board meeting is scheduled from 1:30- 4 p.m. at Union Station, Ruth Fisher Board Room 401 S. Jackson Street, Seattle. For more about the Lynnwood Link Extension see www.soundtransit.org/Projects-and-Plans/Lynnwood-Link-Extension. The Final Environmental ... »

Video: Bird’s eye view of roundabout

From John Rumpelein, who used his quadcopter to get this view of the Five Corners Roundabout Wednesday. »

Downed power lines cause closure of Highway 99 near county line Sunday morning

Edmonds police closed Highway 99 Sunday morning from the King-Snohomish County line at 244th Street Southwest north to 238th Street Southwest after a power pole with high voltage lines fell across the highway. The incident appears to be weather related and the highway will remain closed until the area is cleared, Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh said.   »

Sound Transit ridership jumps nearly 10 percent in third quarter 2014

Sound Transit ridership jumps nearly 10 percent in third quarter 2014

Total Sound Transit boardings increased nearly 10 percent during the third quarter of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, the agency reported Thursday. The third quarter covers July 1-Sept. 20, 2014. Year-to-date boardings totaled almost 24.8 million, on pace to exceed the agency’s forecast of 31.1 million boardings for calendar year 2014. Ridership was up on all modes except Tacoma L... »

Updated: Edmonds/Kingston ferry run now back to two-boat service

Update at 1:55 p.m.: Here’s another update from our online news partner The Seattle Times: Regular, two-ferry service on the Edmonds-Kingston route was to resume with the 12:50 p.m. Kingston departure. The two boats serving the route — the Walla Walla and the Spokane — were both tied in their slips in Kingston early Monday when the crew discovered the spill, said Marta Coursey, spokeswoman f... »

Five Corners Roundabout construction to begin May 12

Five Corners Roundabout construction to begin May 12

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, May 12 on the Five Corners Roundabout project. Work will continue until November, and those driving or walking through the area should expect traffic delays and pedestrian detours during construction. Please use caution when driving through the construction zone. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at the Edmonds Library Plaza Roo... »

Scene in Edmonds: The story behind the sign

Scene in Edmonds: The story behind the sign

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Talk about bad timing: Sewer collapse causes Alderwood Mall Boulevard closure day before Christmas

Talk about bad timing: Sewer collapse causes Alderwood Mall Boulevard closure day before Christmas

Those doing last-minute Christmas shopping at Alderwood Mall Tuesday were faced with an unexpected challenge, as Alderwood Mall Boulevard was closed between 33rd Avenue West and 40th Avenue West in Lynnwood, due to a collapsed sewer. Detours were established via 40th Ave West and 188th Street Southwest, but drivers experienced delays. Crews are working to fix the problem, however the boulevard may... »

NW Prep Report: E-W’s Desmond Young to commit to Central Washington

Northwest Prep Report reported Monday that Edmonds-Woodway High School running back Desmond Young is committing to Central Washington University to play football. NWPR reported that Young visited the DII football powerhouse in Ellensburg over the weekend and “liked everything I saw.” “I will be a running back and have decided to commit to CWU,” he said. You can read the com... »

More parking for Sounder commuters in Edmonds starting Monday

Sound Transit has signed a lease agreement with Salish Crossing, LLC, to provide 53 temporary parking spaces next to the Edmonds Sounder Station starting Monday morning, Dec. 3. The additional parking at 190 Sunset Ave.  S. will supplement 156 spaces already provided at the station while Salish Crossing builds a 103-space surface lot under a separate, five-year lease agreement. The temporary parki... »

Starting Thursday, 6th and Main intersection to be closed to vehicle traffic

Starting this Thursday, Oct. 25, the intersection at 6th and Main will be closed to all vehicle traffic while the contractor removes existing concrete and completes the intersection improvements, the City of Edmonds announced Tuesday. The closure, which lasts until Nov. 16, is effective 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Pedestrian access across the intersection is a priority and will be maintained... »

Sounder Train collides with semi truck at Edmonds Main Street Crossing Tuesday

Story and photos by Larry Vogel At 6:56 a.m. Tuesday morning, a southbound Sounder commuter train collided with a semi truck in downtown Edmonds. According to unconfirmed reports, the driver of the truck misread information from his GPS and mistook the ferry holding lanes for a bridge to Poulsbo. While he was stopped on the tracks, the signals sounded indicating an approaching train, and the cross... »

More Talbot Road closures this week

Due to the continuing construction related to the city’s storm drain project, Talbot Road is temporarily closed to thru traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8229 Talbot between Frederick Place and Cyrus Place, the City of Edmonds said today. The closure will run through Friday, Oct. 5, and there will be local access only. »

Car crash tangles traffic Thursday

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Community Transit CEO says proposed federal bill would further hurt local bus service

A proposed federal transportation bill aimed at ending long-standing dedicated funding for the nation’s transit agencies would deliver yet another financial blow to transit service throughout the region  and could delay the extension of light rail service serving Edmonds, according to Puget Sound transit leaders. King County Metro Transit, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, an... »

City of Edmonds prepared for snowy weather

As snowfall continues in Edmonds Tuesday, the City of Edmonds public works crew says it’s ready for whatever Mother Nature brings — but citizens are encouraged to stay off the roads if possible. According to Edmonds streets manager Tod Moles, crews so far have used 2,000 gallons of anti-ice, 80 yards of sand and 130 man-hours to prepare for predicted snow and ice. “We will contin... »

‘Tis the season for increased traffic, so be careful out there

The Washington State Patrol reminds drivers that Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busier holiday periods of the year and that increases the traffic volume on our roads. With the volume also goes an increase in the chance for you to be involved in a traffic collision, and that is why WSP troopers will be on patrol throughout the holiday period. Motorists are advised to plan their trips care... »

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