Reminder: Nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 near Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace this week

To establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor is implementing nighttime traffic controls including southbound lane and on-ramp/off-ramp closures on I-5 from 44th Avenue West to 220th Street Southwest for re-striping and concrete barrier setting. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes during construction. Plan ahead, leave…

Rolling I-5 slowdowns expected mid-August for light rail work

Overhead power line work for Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension will cause rolling slowdowns on Interstate 5, impacting traffic overnight on Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 19-20 To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of I-5 to ensure safe work operations…

Lynnwood Link-related electrical system work to affect overnight traffic on I-5 July 30-31

Seattle City Light crews plan to maintain the reliability of the electrical system by relocating existing overhead power lines on Interstate 5 near Northeast 155th Street in Shoreline. This work will support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. To complete this work safely, crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of…

With warm weather approaching, a reminder about ferry traffic

With the weather improving and the summer season rapidly approaching, the Washington State Patrol Homeland Security Division is reminding passengers and communities near ferry terminals of the expected increase in foot, bicycle and vehicle traffic at and near the Washington State Ferry (WSF) terminals. Troopers will be present at WSF terminals throughout the region  —…

Hitting the road? Plan ahead for Labor Day travel

Labor Day weekend is often the last big weekend of summer travel, so planning ahead and being prepared for occasional congestion is crucial to a successful end-of-summer excursion. Travelers can consult the Washington State Department of Transportation’s holiday weekend traffic volume charts to help plan the best times to travel on key routes. If possible, altering…

I-5 reduced to one lane overnight in Seattle beginning Saturday, Feb. 3

Late-night drivers who use Interstate 5 to get through downtown Seattle should plan for traffic delays beginning this weekend. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will reduce I-5 to a single lane and close multiple ramps starting Saturday, Feb. 3, to the morning of Saturday, Feb. 10. These closures will allow crews to safely…

Southbound I-5 ramp to Alderwood Mall area of Lynnwood closed overnight Sunday, Jan. 7

Travelers who use southbound Interstate 5 to get to the Alderwood Mall area of Lynnwood should add a little extra time to their trip Sunday night, Jan. 7. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews need to close the southbound I-5 ramp to eastbound 196th Street Southwest/State Route 524 to replace damaged guardrail. The ramp…

Opening of I-5 express lanes delayed this weekend, Oct. 14-15

Drivers who use the Interstate 5 express lanes will need to use the mainline for most of the morning on both Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will delay the opening of the southbound I-5 express lanes to clean the drainage system underneath the Ship Canal Bridge….

Advice from WSDOT: Plan ahead now for Labor Day travel

Heading out for one last summer holiday weekend? Planning ahead could be the key to smooth sailing, whether on land or sea, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. Travelers can use WSDOT’s traffic volume charts this holiday weekend to “know before they go” and help time their travel on key routes. In particular, this year,…

Driver alert: Southbound Aurora Avenue at Lake Union closed April 9

Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close a half-mile stretch of southbound State Route 99/Aurora Avenue North near South Lake Union in Seattle this Sunday, April 9, to complete work needed to reopen Harrison Street. All southbound lanes of the highway between Valley Street and the south end of the Battery…

Live on a busy street? Deadline March 7 for traffic calming project petitions

Live on a street that could use some traffic calming? The City of Edmonds is seeking projects eligible for funding, and the deadline to apply is March 7. According to a city announcement, the annual program has a budget of $20,000 to address speeding concerns and reduce cut-through traffic on any street. The program consists…

City of Edmonds says arterials open, but icy conditions likely overnight

Updated at 7:30 p.m. Monday Despite the snowfall, the City of Edmonds said Monday morning that all arterials were open and in good shape — but motorists should beware that icy roads are likely overnight, depending on weather conditions. “We’ve had two plow truck active since 11 p.m. last night,” said Tod Moles, the city’s…

Emergency rock wall repair to cause SR 104 detour through Lake Forest Park

Edmonds drivers who use State Route 104 through Lake Forest Park, take note: Replacement of a collapsed rock retaining wall just off SR 104/Ballinger Way Northeast in Lake Forest Park will require a 16-day closure of Northeast 195th Street. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of…

Seattle commuters: Alaskan Way Viaduct expected to remain closed through next week

The tunneling machine Bertha is more than one-third of the way through its 385-foot journey under Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct. However, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) still estimates the closure of the elevated roadway between South Spokane Street and the south end of the Battery street tunnel will last approximately two weeks. “We…

Snow in forecast overnight; likely turning to rain Monday

Snow may affect the Monday morning commute, including transit service in the Puget Sound area. The National Weather Service said snow is likely in our area Sunday night, with an accumulation of less than a half inch possible. On Monday, snow is likely before 10 a.m., followed by rain. Sound Transit, which provides commuter service…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…