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Category: Traffic & Transit

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

July 30, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Fumbled information made ferry delays worse, left riders fuming

An apparent lapse in communication within Washington State Ferries about ferry capacity made passenger delays even worse Tuesday after the breakdown of the M/V Tacoma, near Bainbridge Island. Only one boat remained on the Bainbridge-Seattle route, the Walla Walla. The Coast Guard gave permission Tuesday for the Walla Walla to carry 1,200 people between Bainbridge and Seattle, according…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Capt. George Capacci, ferries, Washington State Ferries

July 30, 2014 at 11:42 AM

WSP issues challenge to drive safe on I-90

Law enforcement officials in 15 states, including Washington, are challenging you not to die — or kill someone — on two of the nation’s busiest interstates. From Aug. 1 to 4, added patrols will be driving the more than 5,600 miles of Interstates 90 and 94 — from Washington all the way to the East Coast…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: "I-90/94 Challenge", John R. Batiste, Washington State Patrol

July 29, 2014 at 9:22 AM

West Marginal Way reopens after truck overturns

UPDATE at 11:18 a.m.: West Marginal Way has reopened A trailer overturned on West Marginal Way this morning, adding to an already messy commute. The tractor-trailer driver suffered minor injuries in the accident, which closed all lanes for a time along the 4500 block of West Marginal Way, according to Seattle Police. The commute was also disrupted on…


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July 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Lanes of I-405 at SR 167 in Renton are open after morning crash

UPDATE:  6:45 a.m. | The HOV lanes are open at the crash site, according to WSDOT. ORIGINAL POST: A crash on northbound I-405 at Highway 167 in Renton has closed all lanes, according to the state Transportation Department. However, traffic was squeezing by on the left shoulder. WSDOT says you can bypass the accident scene by taking the exit…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: crash, I-405, SR 167

July 26, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Bertha’s repair pit hitting some slowdowns

This fall’s hoist of the damaged, 2,000-ton front end of the tunnel boring machine Bertha will happen a bit later than planned, because workers are having difficulty digging a 120-foot deep retrieval shaft just ahead of the big drill. The state Transportation Department hasn’t released details of the problem, but is expected to do so within the next…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: bertha, Highway 99 tunnel, Sarnia

July 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Seafair road closures Saturday for Viaduct, Fourth Avenue

The northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close Saturday night from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., for the Seafair Torchlight Run races.  Southbound lanes will remain open. Fourth Avenue also will close for the Torchlight Parade  from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday from Broad Street to South Washington Street. Downtown will be congested afterward as crowds of…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, Seafair

July 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I-90 lanes reopened on schedule at 5 a.m. Friday

UPDATE, 11 a.m., Friday: Traffic opened on I-90 Friday morning as planned. ORIGINAL POST: Three closed lanes of Interstate 90 are on schedule to reopen as planned 5 a.m. Friday, state officials say. A cracked expansion joint is being replaced westbound on the East Channel Bridge, where traffic from Bellevue approaches Mercer Island. Only one through-lane, and…


Comments | Topics: expansion joints, I-90, lae closures

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