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…

Southbound SR 99 tunnel maintenance closure in Seattle overnight Friday

People who use the State Route 99 tunnel in Seattle will want to plan for the first scheduled maintenance closure Friday night, April 12, to Saturday morning, April 13. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the southbound lanes of the SR 99 tunnel from 11 p.m. Friday, April 12, to 9 a.m….

Community Transit seeks comment on Non-Discrimination Program

Community Transit is seeking public comment on its 2019-2022 Title VI Non-Discrimination Program that addresses how the agency engages minority populations. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied…

Community Transit adopts half price, low-income bus fare

The Community Transit Board of Directors Thursday unanimously approved a reduced bus fare category for eligible low-income residents. The new fare will be half the price of a regular adult fare and will go into effect on July 1. The low-income fare will be instituted through the ORCA LIFT program, utilizing the regional electronic fare…

Drive through Seattle? Revive I-5 returns with freeway lane closures starting April 5

Construction season is in full swing, and the next phase of rehabilitation work on southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle is officially ramping up. Beginning Friday, April 5, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will launch the next phase of work to “Revive I-5.” Travelers who use southbound I-5 through downtown Seattle during the…

City: 56th and 236th intersection reopened Wednesday, but expect some detours

While the intersection at 56th Avenue West and 236th Street Southwest reopened to traffic Wednesday, the City of Mountlake Terrace said drivers should still anticipate some detours and delays. The traffic disruptions are related to construction on the city’s Main Street Revitalization Project, which includes installation of larger sewer lines on 56th Avenue West. “Beginning…

Main Street construction to cause road closures, detours starting March 19

The City of Mountlake Terrace is starting construction on its Main Street Revitalization Project, which includes installation of larger sewer lines on 56th Avenue West. This work will require daytime roadway closures on 56th Avenue West from 236th Street Southwest to 237th Street Southwest from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 19. The following detours will…

Bus stop closures during Main Street construction

Due to construction of the Main Street project, the following bus stops will be closed as of March 4, 2019, nextMLT reports: Stop #2644 (westbound 236th St. & 59th Ave SW) Stop #1699 (westbound 236th St. & 56th Ave SW) Stop #322 (eastbound 236th St & 58th Ave SW) Construction is scheduled for 11 months…

Reminder: Main Street Revitalization Project work to begin March 4

Work is expected to start Monday, March 4 on the Main Street Revitalization Project, the City of Mountlake Terrace says. The city on Feb. 28 issued a notice to proceed to Interwest Construction, Inc. (ICI). Phase 1 of the project will rebuild the deteriorating pavement along 236th Street Southwest. Once completed, the roadway will provide one travel…

Reminder: Lynnwood Link Light Rail open house Feb. 26 in Shoreline

In preparation for work beginning on the Lynnwood Link Extension this spring, Sound Transit is kicking off a series of open houses — both in-person and online — for the public to learn more about the project. The upcoming in-person event will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Shorewood High School–Theater & Commons,…

Community Transit to award surplus vans to local nonprofits

Community Transit will award 10 surplus vans, earmarked for auction, to local nonprofit organizations to further meet the local demand for transportation.  Vehicles are awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies with 501(c)3 status that primarily serve residents of the Community Transit service area. This includes all incorporated cities and towns in Snohomish County, as well…

Community Transit, Sound Transit announce bus, train schedules for President’s Day

Community Transit and Sound Transit have announced their schedules for the President’s Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 18. Community Transit will operate local buses and DART paratransit service within Snohomish County on regular schedule on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, but commuter service will be limited to specific routes: Route 402 Route 413 Route 421 Route…

Community Transit proposes low-income bus fare

Community Transit is proposing to adopt a reduced bus fare category for eligible low-income residents. The new fare would be half the price of a regular adult fare and would go into effect on July 1. Details on income verification and eligibility are yet to be worked out. The public is invited to comment on…

As snow falls, bus commuters advised to be prepared for Monday service delays

South Snohomish County got a dusting of snow Sunday afternoon, and the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through Monday morning. Community Transit advised bus riders to be prepared for possible service delays Monday due to snow and icy road conditions. The transit agency also advises riders to: Visit www.communitytransit.org and check out the Snow Service…