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Category: Traffic & Transit

Traffic, transit, biking and road condition updates for the Puget Sound area

November 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

1 dead, 1 injured in collision in Burien

One person died after a two-car collision in Burien Friday evening, officials said. The collision was reported in the 15300 block of Ambaum Boulevard Southwest, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another taken to a hospital. The road will be closed for at least a few hours…

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November 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Concrete-blocked sewer prolongs work on Aurora Avenue North

Looking forward to the end of the Aurora Avenue North construction? Not so fast. For a second time, utility crews in the boomingest part of Seattle have found concrete in the sewage pipes while performing emergency repairs. This time, the site is Aurora Avenue North — where Seattle Public Utilities closed one general-traffic lane in each direction…

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November 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM

New ferry named Chimacum

BREMERTON — Chimacum was chosen as the name for the newest Washington state ferry because workers and the state Transportation Commission wanted to avoid any possible confusion that would arise from having another ferry that begins with S. The commission selected the name at its meeting Wednesday in Lakewood. Construction on the $123 million ferry begins this…

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November 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Seattle says no to private traffic flaggers in South Lake Union

Flaggers from a private security firm are no longer allowed to control traffic on the crowded side streets of South Lake Union, the city says. The Seattle Department of Transportation said  Tuesday that, based on a city attorney’s opinion, this kind of ongoing  private traffic control is illegal: “Based on the city’s review, only uniformed police officers…

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November 17, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Some Aurora Ave. lanes west of Lake Union closed Tues-Fri

One lane in both directions of Aurora Avenue in Seattle’s Westlake neighborhood will be closed Tuesday through Friday while crews perform emergency sewer repair between Ward and Comstock streets. Motorists should expect construction delays and use alternate routes when possible, SPU said. The inside northbound and southbound lanes lanes of Aurora Avenue, in that area, will close at…

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November 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM

WSP cites trucker in Skagit Bridge collapse for negligent driving

Washington State Patrol detectives released their final report Monday into the May 23, 2013 collapse of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge, months after issuing a $550 ticket to the trucker whose high load struck 11 crossbeams. Truck driver William D. Scott, who was hauling for Mullen Trucking of Alberta, challenged the citation. The next hearing is…

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November 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Edmonds may dig big 1.5-mile ditch for trains

EVERETT — The city of Edmonds is considering digging a mile-and-a-half-long “train trench” that would allow trains to roll through the city below grade. That would relieve street traffic congestion, especially for the ferry terminal. A preliminary study indicates the train trench could cost more than $250 million. The Daily Herald reports Edmonds plans to ask the…

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November 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Bicyclist hit by car on Capitol Hill

UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. | The cyclist’s injuries are considered non-life threatening, according to a tweet from the Seattle Fire Department. ORIGINAL POST | A bicyclist was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being struck by a car on Capitol Hill Monday morning. Seattle Fire Department Lt. Harold Webb said the bicyclist was struck at 119 Summit Ave…

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November 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Woman killed in 2-vehicle collision on Highway 20

CORRECTION | The Washington State Patrol issued a correction Monday saying that the female passenger killed in the Highway 20 accident on Sunday was wearing a seat belt. Firefighters at the scene cut the belt to attend to the woman. PREVIOUS POST | A woman was killed just after 1 p.m. Sunday when the car she…

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November 14, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Traffic closures: 520 bridge, Link light rail, downtown tunnel and part of Mercer

The entire Link light-rail corridor will be closed Saturday for systems testing in preparation for the 2016 University Link extension, Sound Transit announced.  Trains will be seen making the trip between Westlake Station and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but they won’t pick up passengers. Instead, transit staff will help people find buses, including extra shuttle trips. …

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