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…

Sound Transit plans nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 near Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace

To establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor will be 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,…

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…

Water main leak means closure of 228th Street SW in Brier week of Aug. 12

According to the City of Mountlake Terrace, 228th Street Southwest within the city limits of Brier will be fully closed from 34th to 35th Avenues West during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the week of Aug. 12. The Alderwood Water District said the work is necessary to repair a water main leak. Depending on initial…

Reminder: Here’s your chance to comment on funding for MLT Veteran’s Park trail

Sound Transit has launched an online open house seeking public comments from riders and residents on a fund that could include one Mountlake Terrace project — the Veteran’s Memorial Park Trail Light Rail Connector. Sound Transit’s Board of Directors heard a presentation from staff July 25 regarding the System Access Fund 2019 Call for Projects….

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…

All military personnel to ride transit free during Seafair’s Fleet Week

Sound Transit will continue its annual Seafair tradition of honoring members of the military by providing free transit service now July 29 to Aug. 4. During Seafair Fleet Week, members and former members of the Armed Forces, including active duty, veterans and retirees, can ride free on Link light rail, Sounder commuter trains and Sound…

Reminder: State Transportation Commission looking for feedback on proposed ferry fare hikes

The Washington State Transportation Commission is looking for feedback on proposed fare increases for the next two years that will take effect in October. You can learn more about the fare changes and provide comments via the Transportation Commission’s online open house You can also submit feedback by emailing the transportation commission at transc@wstc.wa.gov. Please…

Roadwork, special events bringing weekend travel delays on Interstate 5

People traveling to or through Seattle need to plan for weekend travel delays due to construction and special events on Interstate 5. Beginning Friday night, July 12, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor and maintenance crews will continue work to preserve and inspect sections of the I-5 express lanes. The I-5 express lanes will close…

Public comments invited on state proposal to raise ferry fares

Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State Ferries fares are being asked to weigh in on a new fare proposal that would take effect starting this October. The Washington State Transportation Commission has released its proposal to increase ferry fares over the next two years. The proposed increase must generate $407 million…

Sound Transit: No Sounder trains on July 4th holiday; buses and rail on Sunday schedule

Sound Transit said its Sounder trains will not operate this Thursday, July 4th holiday. ST Express and Link light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule. More holiday schedule information can be found at soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/Holiday-service. Schedules and transit center locations for the agency’s Sounder commuter rail service, ST Express buses and Link light rail can be…

Community Transit to run on Sunday service schedule July 4th

In observance of Independence Day, Community Transit will operate on a Sunday service schedule on Thursday, July 4. The following services will run on a Sunday schedule: – Local bus service, including Swift – DART paratransit – Sound Transit Route 512 There is no commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District July 4th. The…

ORCA LIFT low-income bus fare expands to Snohomish County July 1

Beginning July 1, Community Transit will offer a low-income fare for eligible riders who use an ORCA LIFT fare card. In Snohomish County, individuals can apply for the ORCA LIFT card at four Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) customer service offices; the reduced fare cannot be paid in cash. Community Transit and…

Construction update for Main Street Revitalization Project June 24-28

The following road closures will occur the week of June 24-28 related to the Main Street Revitalization Project construction work on 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West: Monday through Friday — 58th Avenue West will be closed to through traffic at 236th Street Southwest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Detour routes will be…

Main Street Project update June 10-14: Road closures planned for 56th and 236th

The Main Street Revitalization Project construction work on 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West is continuing this week, with detour routes in place during the closures. Drivers should expect traffic delays at all road closure locations. During the week of June 10 through June 14, the following road closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 4…

Highway 99 tunnel in Seattle to close Friday night for maintenance

People who use State Route 99 in Seattle will want to plan for a full closure of the tunnel Friday night, June 7, to Saturday morning, June 8. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close both directions of the SR 99 tunnel from 10 p.m. Friday, June 7, to 8 a.m. Saturday, June…

Reminder: 56th Avenue West delays with full daytime closures June 3-7

Expect more traffic delays the week of June 3-7, as Main Street Revitalization Project construction work will include full daytime closures on 56th Avenue West between 236th and 237th Streets Southwest, the City of Mountlake Terrace said. A detour route will be in place during the closures. In addition a uniformed police officer will be located…

Sounder trains to run for Sunday Mariners game

Sports fans can skip traffic coming into Seattle on Sunday by riding Sound Transit’s Sounder event trains to the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels 1:10 p.m. game. The stadium-bound train from the north will depart Edmonds at 11:11 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game. Both trains will serve all…

Memorial Day weekend travel requires planning ahead

With summer-like weather already here, travelers hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend should prepare for additional traffic — especially during peak travel times, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says. By following these steps, travelers can plan ahead for wherever they’re headed during the three-day weekend: Check the WSDOT best times to travel charts to…

‘Transportation: Getting From Here to There’ discussion now on video

Representatives from Sound Transit and Community Transit and the cities of Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace – which will be receiving light rail stations were at the Lynnwood Library Tuesday night to discuss “Transportation: Getting from Here to There” during the Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter program. Those speaking at the Lynnwood Library event included David Kleitsch,…

WSDOT announces roadside-litter bag art contest for kids

No one likes litter along the roadway. That’s where our state’s young artists come in. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is creating new Adopt-a-Highway automobile litter bags. The bags help physically contain trash, of course, but also will help spread a litter prevention message on the outside. So the state is launching an…

With construction on the way, Sound Transit holds Lynnwood Link light rail open house

With Lynnwood Link light rail construction on the not-so-distant horizon, Sound Transit representatives held an open house last week for citizens to learn what to expect in the coming months for the Lynnwood station. The April 24 open house, held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, gave citizens the opportunity to learn the latest information about…

Community Transit honors Premera employee as Commuter Champion

Community Transit hosted an award luncheon to recognize workplaces and commuters who made a difference by exploring commute options in exceptional ways in 2018. Among them was Lynda Newton of Mountlake Terrace-based Premera, who was named the Smart Commuter of the Year. Newton has chosen not to ride alone for her commute to Premera in Mountlake…

Mountlake Terrace breaks ground on Main Street project

The sun was shining Saturday as Mountlake Terrace city staff and elected officials officially broke ground on the Main Street Revitalization Project. The ceremony took place at 236th Street Southwest and Gateway Boulevard, where Phase 1 of construction has been underway since the beginning of March. Among those attending were U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, State…

Get ready for light rail construction: Sound Transit open house details plans

More than 100 interested citizens gathered Thursday evening to hear the latest from Sound Transit officials about what’s in store as construction activity ramps up on the much-anticipated 8.5-mile, four-station Lynnwood Link extension that will connect Northgate to the Lynnwood City Center. Trains are scheduled to start running in 2024. The evening at the Nile Country Club…