Topic: Interstate 90
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September 13, 2013 at 8:55 PM
UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. | Police are now saying the 80-year-old North Bend man who died after a collision on Interstate 90 was driving the vehicle that swerved to miss a cooler in the road.
This contradicts an earlier report that the man had been hit when another car swerved into his lane to avoid the cooler and hit him. The man who died was driving a red pickup and was struck by a Chevy Suburban, State Patrol spokesman Chris Webb tweeted.
ORIGINAL POST | An 80-year-old North Bend man died after his vehicle was sideswiped on Interstate 90 near North Bend on Friday afternoon, according to the State Patrol.
The crash happened when another car swerved into his lane to avoid a cooler that had fallen off a boat into the roadway, State Patrol spokesman Chris Webb tweeted.
The two cars stopped in the median, and first responders performed CPR on the man, then took him to Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah, where he died.
Webb said the man’s vehicle didn’t show any major damage, and it was unclear what caused his death. That will be determined by a medical examiner’s investigation, Webb said.
January 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM
Drivers using the I-90 floating bridge have until Feb. 22 to air their suggestions about potential tolls, an idea nervous state leaders have pondered since 2008, and which will soon undergo environmental studies.
I-90 tolls are meant to reduce a $1.4 billion shortfall to replace the neighboring Highway 520 bridge, serving what the state deems to be a dual-bridge “Cross-lake corridor.” And tolls would reduce I-90 congestion — which increased in 2012 when some drivers diverted from the 520 toll bridge onto toll-free I-90.
Meetings next week are 4-7 p.m.:
- Tuesday, Jan. 29, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island
- Wednesday, Jan. 30, Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue
- Thursday, Jan. 31, Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle
More information and an online comment page is at www.wsdot.wa.gov/tolling/i90/onlinescoping. Or submit comments by email at: I90EAcomments@wsdot.wa.gov, or postal mail to: Angela Angove, 999 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98104.
Another round of I-90 toll outreach is planned in November.
December 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM
An 18-year-old Washington State University student was killed Saturday morning in an accident on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg, according to KOMO.
November 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM
The Associated Press
NORTH BEND – A North Bend-area burglary that netted a .357 magnum handgun and a checkbook led to one quick arrest in Snoqualmie and a high-speed escape attempt along Interstate 90 before a second person surrendered.
King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West says the elderly victims reported Tuesday’s burglary to officers and quickly alerted their bank. While a sergeant was still at the home, the bank advised that someone was trying to cash a stolen check at a Snoqualmie grocery store. Police there quickly arrested a woman with the stolen checkbook but a male accomplice took off in a car when officers tried to stop him.
The fleeing driver avoided spike strips and raced west along I-90 at speeds of 90 mph before finally pulling over on Interstate 405. The sheriff’s helicopter helped track the speeding car.
West says two Renton residents were booked into jail for investigation of burglary, theft, forgery and gun theft.
October 30, 2012 at 9:42 PM
The Associated Press
POST FALLS, Idaho – A Spokane County sheriff’s spokesman says deputies have found and arrested a woman sought after her two young boys were left along Interstate 90 in Post Falls, Idaho.
Deputy Craig Chamberlin says an anonymous caller’s tip led deputies Tuesday night to a house where they found the woman. She has been arrested on a local negligent driving warrant and booked into the Spokane County Jail.
The boys, ages 6 and 3, were placed in foster care after they were found earlier Tuesday along I-90 near the Idaho-Washington border.
October 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM
A shipping container filled with cattle fell off of a semi-truck this morning on Interstate 90 in Seattle, killing many of the animals, the State Patrol said.
The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on eastbound I-90 just east of Rainier Avenue, according to KIRO-TV. The State Patrol says 30 to 40 cows were in the large container and it is estimated that up to half were killed.
The accident blocked the right lane as crews righted the container and worked to load it onto another truck.
May 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM
Drivers should expect delays on Interstate 90 over the holiday weekend between Cle Elum and Easton and between Hyak and Keechelus Dam, the Washington State Department of Transportation warns.
Two lanes will be open in both directions, but drivers will experience narrow shoulders and reduced speeds in the work zone over the holiday weekend.
Before setting out, drivers should check the Washington State Department of Transportation’s travel volume informaton on all weekend travel routes.
Next week between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday and again on Thursday, crews will blast the slopes of I-90 east of the summit.
March 28, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Bus riders heading east across Mercer Island will save a few minutes Thursday afternoon, when a new carpool ramp and lane open at I-90.
Ceremonies are set for 11 a.m. , followed by a ceremonial “first bus,” at the new 80th Avenue Southeast onramp to Interstate 90. Instead of squeezing around general traffic, Sound Transit buses 550 and 554, as well as King County Metro Transit routes, will now go directly from the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride to the left-side HOV lane.
The new ramp — and a lane from there to Bellevue Way exit — mark the second phase of a $256 million project, funded mostly by Sound Transit, to add carpool lanes to the general roadway of I-90. These lanes are to replace the I-90 express lanes, which will be eventually be taken over by Sound Transit to build the East Link rail line.
The state Department of Transportation project homepage can be found here.
December 30, 2011 at 4:01 PM
Only 44,300 vehicles crossed the Highway 520 floating bridge Thursday, the first day of new tolls on the aging span.
That’s about 60 percent less than the 115,000 who make the trip on a typical weekday, according to the latest numbers released by the state today.
But on toll-free Interstate-90 and Highway 522, traffic was close to a normal, non-holiday level — clear evidence that maybe 40,000 or so drivers diverted from paying on 520, said Craig Stone, toll director for the state DOT.
On Friday morning, traffic on 520 fell another tenth, so the trend could mean 4,000 fewer cars for the day compared to Thursday.
Stone urged travelers to prepare for a more volatile commute this coming Tuesday, for instance, by registering their vanpools to use 520 toll-free. Toll rates range from free overnight to $3.50 each way at peak times.
December 29, 2011 at 4:05 PM
Traffic has been increasing on I-90 on Thursday afternoon, while Highway 520 remained free-flowing because of the new $3.50 peak-time toll.
Traffic at 5:15 p.m. was stop and go both ways on western Mercer Island, while the 520 bridge had only a slight dip in speeds mid-span westbound, according to the state Department of Transportation congestion map. Just before 5 p.m., a drive into Seattle took 32 minutes on I-90 but only 17 minutes on 520.
This comes after a delay-free morning on both bridges. Traffic on the Highway 520 floating bridge was down about 45 percent compared to earlier this week, after tolls began at 5 a.m. today.
Toll-free Interstate 90 carried about 20 percent more vehicles in the morning but there were no slowdowns there or on Highway 522 around the north end of Lake Washington, Craig Stone, state tolling director, said this afternoon.
Those results were expected, considering the holiday drop in commuting. Friday should be even easier, as people take a four-day weekend, Stone predicted. Around 4 p.m., the floating bridges flowed well but southbound I-5 entering Seattle was clogged, a normal pattern.
As many as 75 percent of 520 motorists had a state Good to Go pass in the morning peak, and 65 percent did mid-day — well above the Department of Transportation’s opening day goal of 50 percent.
The only flaw so far was a computer freeze, around noon, that made it impossible for drivers to create a pass account at customer-service centers. That problem lasted a half hour, aggravating what could be a 45-minute delay for last-minute filers. People using goodtogo.org, the most popular way to sign up, were not affected. People without passes will have their license plates photographed and be billed in the mail for the toll, plus a $1.50 surcharge.
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