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…

Snohomish County Councimember Strom Peterson joins Community Transit board of directors

Snohomish County Councilmember Strom Peterson has joined the Community Transit board of sirectors, attending his first meeting Thursday as a newly appointed member. Peterson replaces outgoing board member Stephanie Wright, who resigned from her county council seat in August to take a job in the county executive’s office. Peterson, who also serves as a Washington…

US 2 reopens to traffic following wildfire-related closures

All lanes of US 2 between Grotto (milepost 45) and the 5th Street Bridge (milepost 48) near Skykomish reopened Monday following closures to remove fallen trees and for ongoing fire activity related to Bolt Creek Fire. Washington State Department of Transportation crews will continue to partner with the incident command managing this wildfire. Additional road closures…

One-mile stretch of US 2 near Skykomish closed due to Bolt Creek Fire

All lanes of US 2 in Skykomish are closed for a one-mile stretch between milepost 49 to 50 due to the Bolt Creek Fire. Fire patterns shifted and the fire reached the roadway at this location, the Washington State Department of Transportation said Sunday. For the safety of the traveling public, only emergency vehicles and wildfire…

Youth ride free on Washington State Ferries starting Oct. 1

Starting Saturday, Oct. 1, youth 18 and younger will board Washington State Ferries for free as a result of this year’s Move Ahead Washington transportation package. The law directs transit agencies to provide free fares for passengers 18 and under across the state. The legislation applies only to youth riding as a passenger in a…

Sounder train service available for Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland game Oct. 2

Seattle Mariners fans can take Sound Transit’s Sounder trains to the Mariners 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, Oct. 2 against the Oakland A’s. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from T-Mobile Park. The inbound train from Snohomish County departs Everett at 10:45…

Highway 2 open to traffic following a second closure due to Bolt Creek Fire

The Washington State Department of Transportation said Thursday night it has reopened Highway 2 between the Money Creek Tunnel and the ranger station, located between mileposts 46 to 50. This is the second time crews have been able to reopen the roadway after fire activity forced closures on Sept. 10 and Sept. 26. The reopening…

Full 520 bridge closure, more Revive I-5 work planned this weekend

Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes for trips across Lake Washington and southbound Interstate 5 in Seattle. Beginning Friday night, Sept. 30, State Route 520 will close across the lake and southbound I-5 will have closures near the off-ramp to Columbian Way and the West Seattle Bridge. Both directions of SR 520 between…

Wildfire activity forces closure of US 2 at Skykomish

If you are planning any travel over US 2, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Tuesday that all lanes of the highway in Skykomish between the Money Creek Tunnel and the ranger station, from milepost 46 to milepost 50, are closed due to the Bolt Creek Fire. There is an additional closure point…

Why does WSDOT do so much weekend summer work?

The following was published in the WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation) Blog. Fall has arrived and with it, thoughts of winter start creeping into our heads. At the same time, road workers are busily trying to get as much done as they can before the wet, cold weather arrives. In the Seattle area, that…

Sounder trains available for Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons game Sept. 25

Sound Transit’s Sounder train will be running between Everett and Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 25, for the 1:25 p.m. Seahawks game against the Falcons at Lumen Field. The inbound train from Snohomish County departs Everett at 10:45 a.m. with stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds, arriving at King Street Station at 11:44 a.m. The return train for…