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  • Construction and events cause closures on I-5, SR 99 this weekend

    From Seattle to Tacoma, construction and special events are will impact travel on local roads and freeways.

  • Puyallup River Bridge closes for nearly a year — here are your detours

    FIFE, Wash. — The Puyallup River Bridge that connects Tacoma and Fife will be closed for about nine months as crews work on the last phase of a replacement project. The bridge, which opened in 1927, links drivers and pedestrians between Portland Ave. and Milwaukee Way. Beginning May 21, the closure will impact drivers who use the Puyallup River Bridge as an alternative to Interstate 5. Detours are now in place directing traffic to the Lincoln Ave. Bridge or to […]

  • Community Vans offer alternative way for Eastside residents to get around

    BOTHELL, Wash. — As we continue to explore transit and transportation options around the region, Metro Transit’s Community Connections has come up with a program to help give residents in the Bothell and Woodinville area a creative way to get around using Community Vans. “So a community van enables community members to book in advance, local trips it’s not intended as a commute option, it’s intended to get folks in the community to places they might otherwise go because they […]

  • What’s being done to ease traffic on I-405?

    BOTHELL, Wash. — Most commuters on the East Side are already well aware of the backups on I-405 during the morning and afternoon rush hours, and, while efforts to alleviate backups with Express Toll Lanes have worked for a good stretch of Bellevue and Kirkland, Residents near Bothell and further North continue to feel the pressure. It’s a reality Kim Henry, the 405/167 Program Administrator for WSDOT is well aware of. “We’ve got huge growth and huge demands coming out […]

  • Metro Transit offers commuter alternatives you may not have heard of

    BOTHELL, Wash. — Traffic troubles come with any growing community, but you have options! Metro Transit’s Community Connections program has come up with several solutions around King County. Residents of King County may have seen the Yellow and Green Metro Busses and VanPool options on area roads for years, but, new to a number of communities in our area, including Bothell and Woodinville, is the ridesharing concept and option of TripPool, Cathy Snow the Program Manager for King County Metro’s […]

  • Major relief on the way for Marysville’s traffic mess

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – With roughly 65,000 commuters passing through the Marysville-Tulalip area every day on I-5, you’d be hard pressed to have missed the backups contributing to what a recent Inrix study called some of the worst traffic in the nation. To explain where this backup comes from, Q13 News met up with John White, the WSDOT assistant regional administrator for project development in Snohomish and King counties. “It kind of starts at the U.S. 2 trestle, I-5 coming northbound […]

  • There’s finally relief in sight for all that road construction on I-5 in Tacoma

    TACOMA, Wash. – Chances are, if you’ve had to travel through Tacoma at any point for the last 17 years, you’ve gotten stuck or at least noticed the construction between the Puyallup River Bridge and State Route 16. While on the surface it may look like just one big project, it’s actually been a combination of 17 projects focused on HOV improvements, with an overall cost of $1.6 billion The good news? There’s finally relief in sight—we’re down to the […]

  • With freeways at capacity, Pierce County hoping mass transit can ease congestion

    TACOMA, Wash. – We’re now in the homestretch of a 17-plus year effort to make the South Sound commute easier and safer for I-5 drivers. But what state transportation officials really want you to consider is leaving your car at home altogether. “We are at capacity with our freeways through here and we need to be thinking about mass transit and carpooling and reducing the amount of cars that we have on the freeway,” WSDOT spokesperson Cara Mitchell said. One […]

  • Snoqualmie and Stevens passes re-open; White Pass opening also expected today

    SEATTLE — Order was being restored to Washington’s three major mountain passes late Friday morning, after all three were closed overnight. The eastbound lanes of I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass opened around 1 a.m., and the westbound lanes opened just before 11 a.m. .@SnoqualmiePass open in both directions. Be prepared to drive in slushy conditions — WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) February 10, 2017 Just after 12:30 p.m., Stevens Pass opened as well. The Tumwater Canyon section of Highway 2, however, remained closed […]

  • More than 150 school districts delayed or closed because of dangerous, icy roads

    SEATTLE — Icy roads caused more than 150 school districts to either delay or cancel school altogether on Tuesday. Some of the major districts include: Seattle Public Schools – 2 Hours Late, No preschool, Buses on snow routes Tacoma SD – 2 Hours Late, No AM Headstart, No out-of-district transportation Everett Public Schools – 2 Hours Late, No out-of-district transportation Lakewood SD – 2 Hours Late, No out-of-district transportation. On Limited Routes Bremerton SD – 2 Hours Late, No AM […]

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