With snow possible this week, here are City of Edmonds plowing, de-icing maps

With the possibility of snow in the forecast this week, residents may be wondering how the City of Edmonds prioritizes snow removal and street de-icing. The maps posted above serve as a reminder. According to the city, anti-icing is applied to roadways just ahead of a freeze in an effort to keep ice from building…

Plan for overnight freeway ramp closures Nov. 28-Dec. 1 due to light rail work

Sound Transit will close several ramps overnight the week of Nov. 28 as part of the ongoing Lynnwood Link extension project. The eastbound SR 104 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, through the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 30. The southbound I-5 off-ramp and on-ramp…

Sounder trains available for Seahawks vs. Las Vegas Raiders game Nov. 27

Sound Transit’s Sounder train will be running to this weekend’s Seahawks game at Lumen Field. The special service will be available Sunday, Nov. 27, for the 1:05 p.m. Seahawks game against the Raiders. The inbound N Line train from Snohomish County departs Everett at 10:45 a.m. with stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds, arriving at King…

Washington’s 2023-2026 program of multimodal transportation projects ready for public review

A compilation of prioritized transportation improvements projects is now ready for public review and comment through Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. More than 1,400 statewide transportation improvement projects using $5.1 billion in federal funds are included in the 2023-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP for short. The draft 2023-2026…

City hosting open house Dec. 1 for 76th/220th intersection project

The City of Edmonds invites the public to attend an open house Thursday, Dec. 1 for the 76th Avenue West at 220th Street Southwest Intersection Improvement Project. The project — now at 30% design — is aimed at improving vehicular traffic flows and safety for all those going through the intersection. It will add an eastbound…

Sound Transit seeks feedback on Orca Lift $1 fare pilot

Earlier this year, Sound Transit reduced the one-way Orca Lift fare on all Sound Transit services from $1.50 to $1 as part of a six-month pilot project. The agency is now conducting a brief survey and service area-wide public engagement process to gather feedback and help develop a fare equity analysis to support a possible…

Officials gather on Hwy 99 to commemorate day of remembrance for road traffic victims

The Snohomish County Transportation Coalition (Snotrac) and Washington Bikes gathered with elected officials at the intersection of Airport Road and Highway 99/Evergreen Way Monday to commemorate the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. “We want to work with the legislature in 2023 to lower the legal limit for intoxication, increase access to drivers…

Community Transit to operate Sunday bus schedule on Thanksgiving holiday

Community Transit will operate on Sunday bus schedule on Thanksgiving Day and return to a regular schedule the following day, Friday, Nov. 26. Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day) Snohomish County local bus and DART service: Sunday schedule No Community Transit bus service to Seattle or Northgate Sound Transit service from Snohomish County: ST Route 512,…

WSDOT: Planning ahead is the ‘secret ingredient’ for stress-free holiday travel

Washington residents planning to travel to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday will want to plan now for winter weather and expect delays on most major routes. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to “know before you go” and consult the agency’s holiday travel charts to determine best times to travel, including times to…

Community Transit to host public hearing Nov. 3 on 2023 budget

The Community Transit Board of Directors’ monthly board meeting will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3. The meeting will begin with a public hearing on Community Transit’s proposed 2023 budget. The public hearing and board meeting will be hybrid, with in-person attendance and an online option available. For meeting materials and information on…

Nightly closure of I-5 off-ramps to SR 104 starts this week for light rail work

As early as Oct. 31, Sound Transit’s contractor will work on bridge operations near the State Route 104 and I-5 interchange in Mountlake Terrace. This work will require the nightly closure of the I-5 northbound off-ramps to both eastbound and westbound SR 104. The ramp from southbound I-5 to eastbound SR 104 will be closed…

Southbound I-5 in Seattle to reduce lanes overnight Oct. 31-Nov. 3

People who drive southbound Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle should plan for nightly lane reductions from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, through Thursday, Nov. 3. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce lanes on I-5 and shift drivers to the collector/distributor lanes from the Mercer Street exit…

Sounder trains available for Seahawks vs. New York Giants Oct. 30

Sound Transit is offering its Sounder train service for this weekend’s Seahawks game, in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express and King County Metro service to and from Lumen Field. The special service will be available Sunday, Oct. 30, for the 1:25 p.m. Seahawks game against the Giants. The inbound N Line train…

Plan now for snow and ice season, WSDOT says

While many may be thinking about pumpkins and spiced ciders, now is the time for travelers to make sure they’re prepared for winter driving. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles for winter weather. Drivers can check out WSDOT’s winter driving web page for tips and information. WSDOT…

Proposed Community Transit 2023 budget available for comment; public hearing Nov. 3

Community Transit has released its 2023 proposed budget, and the goals include working to develop new services, build facilities to accommodate growth, and create connections to light rail in Lynnwood. “Our strategic priorities are delivering excellent service every day, and building a brighter future for customers,” said Community Transit CEO Ric Ilgenfritz in an agency news…

State commission recommends Paine Field as one of two potential options for new aviation capacity

Adding capacity at Paine Field was one of two options recommended to the Washington State Legislature to meet the state’s growing demand for commercial passenger service, air cargo and general aviation capacity in Washington state. After months gathering public feedback and reviewing technical analyses, the Washington State’s Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission  submitted Phase II recommendations to…

Virtual meeting Oct. 18 and 19 focuses on future of transportation in state

The Washington State Transportation Commission’s upcoming virtual meeting will focus on the future of transportation technology, mobility and infrastructure in Washington state, including how the state is preparing for the operation of autonomous vehicles on public roads.The monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Oct. 19. The meeting starts at 9…

US 2 reclosed due to Bolt Creek Fire

All lanes of US 2 closed as of 9 p.m. Thursday between mileposts 46 to 50 due to falling trees associated with the Bolt Creek Fire. Earlier Thursday, the road was closed from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m for fire mitigation activity. The roadway reopened shortly after 6 p.m. but was forced to close again at…

Sounder trains available for weekend sports events

Seattle sports fans can take Sound Transit’s Sounder train to this weekend’s Mariners and Seahawks games. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park. Due to the multiple sports events in Seattle this weekend, it is highly…

Revive I-5 pavement replacement is first of many projects coming to Everett area

Revive I-5 comes to Everett this weekend, which means people traveling north through the city on the freeway need to plan around the traffic effects it will have. While Revive I-5 has mostly been in Seattle so far, other sections of I-5 around the region – including this one – need important preservation work. Starting…

I-5 seismic work requires daytime lane closure Wednesday on Northgate Way in Seattle

Commuters who use westbound Northgate Way in Seattle should plan for a daytime right-lane closure between Corliss and Second Avenues from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, the Washington State Department of Transportation said. All on-ramps and off-ramps for Interstate 5 will be open and accessible during this work. Contractor crews working for the…

Nightly closures starting Monday at I-5 and 236th ST SW due to Sound Transit work

As early as Monday, Oct.10, Sound Transit’s contractor will work at the collector-distributor (C/D) lane from Interstate 5 to 236th Street Southwest. This work will require the closure of the I-5 northbound on-ramps from SR 104 as well as the C/D lane from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Oct. 10-27, excluding weekends. Detours will be…