I-5, SR 104 ramps to close overnight for light rail work this week

Expect several overnight lane ramp closures on State Route 104 and Interestate 5 this week as Sound Transit contractor crews continue work on the Lynnwood Light Rail extension. The ramps will close nightly from Monday, June 27 to morning of Friday, July 1. Please plan ahead for the following closures: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to…

Van Ry Boulevard closing Wednesday for up 48 hours

The City of Mountlake Terrace announced Van Ry Boulevard will be closed for up to 48 hours starting at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Local access will be provided for businesses and residences. Southbound traffic will be detoured via I-5 from 236th Street Southwest to 244th Street Southwest. Northbound traffic will be detoured using…

I-5 express lanes to remain southbound through Jan. 2

The Interstate 5 express lanes will remain open southbound until Monday, Jan. 3. The Washington State Department of Transportation said Thursday it that decision because of the continuing winter weather conditions. With the cold temperatures, ice and snow can freeze and lock the express lanes gate mechanisms. In the past, attempting to operate the systems…

As freezing weather continues, crews working to keep MLT and area roads clear

As frigid temperatures continue in the Puget Sound region, City of Mountlake Terrace public works employees are busy keeping the city’s primary travel routes passable. Public Works Director Eric LaFrance said that as of early Monday afternoon, “Priority routes and arterials have been plowed, and they are starting on side streets.” He noted that crews…

County seeks public’s ideas on updating comprehensive plan for growth management

Snohomish County is asking for public comments to help develop its 2024 Comprehensive Plan update. The county is currently gathering feedback to assist with creating an overarching vision statement and also regarding the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) scoping process for the environmental review portion of the update. The county’s population is estimated to experience an…

Car crash into tree causes serious injuries

Mountlake Terrace police are investigating a single-vehicle collision that caused serious injuries to a man in his 20s after the vehicle he was driving traveled off the road and collided with a tree on the south side of 212th Street Southwest in the 3900 block. South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said the driver “was…

City of MLT hosting 66th Avenue West reconstruction online open house

The City of Mountlake Terrace is planning to reconstruct 66th Avenue West from 220th Street Southwest to the City’s northern limit (near the Interurban Trail) in summer 2021, and would like citizens’ input — through an online open house — to see how well the alternatives meet the project’s goals. The project aims to improve…

Semi-truck rollover closes northbound I-5 lanes near Alderwood Mall Thursday

A semi-truck rollover on Interstate 5  blocked all northbound lanes near Alderwood Mall Thursday morning, causing traffic delays. At 10:30 a.m., Washington State Patrol responded to a wreck near the northbound I-405 on ramp after a semi-truck hauling four large metal pipes flipped, sending wreckage across all northbound lanes. According to patrol spokesperson Trooper Heather…

Lynnwood Link light rail power line work to cause I-5 traffic delays Nov. 6-7

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 195th and 203rd streets to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts on Nov. 6-7. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns…

Prepare now for winter snow and ice, WSDOT says

With winter fast approaching, now is the time for travelers to make sure they’re prepared for driving in inclement weather. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles before traveling on snow and ice. Drivers can check out WSDOT’s winter driving web page for tips and information. WSDOT also…

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…