Full northbound I-5 overnight closure in north Everett this weekend 

Drivers heading northbound on Interstate 5 through Everett this weekend should plan for early morning closures, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said. After a weather delay last week, the main event in the 12th Street Bridge Project will occur from 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to 4 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, and 11…

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain southbound this weekend

The Interstate 5 express lanes in Seattle will remain southbound for the weekend — from Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. — because of weather-related road conditions, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said. Normally, the express lanes operate in the southbound direction weekdays from 5-11 a.m….

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain southbound through Wednesday, Nov. 30

The Interstate 5 express lanes in Seattle will remain open in the southbound direction through at least 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Washington State Department of Transportation said. They did switch to northbound on Tuesday, Nov. 29, due to snow. The express lanes are normally reversed each day and closed overnight, but snow and…

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…

Nightly closure of 220th St. SW and SB I-5 ramps planned Nov. 21-23

Starting Monday, Nov. 21, Sound Transit’s contractor is scheduled to work on bridge operations at 220th Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace. This work will require the nightly closure of 220th Street Southwest and the Interstate 5 southbound on- and off-ramps. Detours will be provided (see map). The work will run from 10 p.m. to 7…

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…

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…

Plan for overnight I-5 ramp closures at Hwy 104 Oct. 17-21

Sound Transit will close several ramps overnight this week as part of the ongoing Lynnwood Link extension project. The eastbound and westbound SR 104 on-ramps to northbound I-5 will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning — on Monday, Oct. 17 through the morning of Friday, Oct. 21. The HOV direct…

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…

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…

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…

Expect minor slowdowns along Lakeview Drive Tuesday for Ballinger trail construction

The City of Mountlake Terrace warns drivers to expect minor slowdowns along Lakeview Drive Tuesday, Sept. 27 as the contractor paves the last section of the Ballinger Park trail. Large trucks will be entering and exiting the site via the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center parking lot, the city said. The new accessible trail will…

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…