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July 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Early warning: 4 days of Highway 99 closures in August

Portions of Highway 99 in central Seattle will close in late August for two days of repairs in Sodo and a four-day bridge removal near Seattle Center. The work starts late Friday, Aug. 22 and wraps up at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. The state’s project homepage is here. The plan: An overpass where Aurora Avenue North…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 99 tunnel, Mercer Corridor Project, Traffic

June 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Saturday Memo: Bridge, road closures … Thousands to marry Monday … Sounders, Mariners play

Weather: Expect lower temperatures through the weekend with some showers here and there. However, in accordance with time-honored Seattle tradition, you can look forward to sunnier skies this time next week, right around the Fourth of July. National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The Highway 520 bridge is closed again this weekend, and you’ll…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bertha, seattle pride weekend, Sounders

June 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Wreck causes four-mile backup on I-5 near Boeing Field

Traffic was backed up about four miles on northbound Interstate 5 near Boeing Field after a multi-vehicle collision shortly after 9:30 a.m. today. Reports from the scene indicate up to six vehicles may have been involved. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The accident initially blocked four lanes, but by 10 a.m., three lanes were open. Traffic…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: backup, Boeing Field, i-5

June 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Police to angry commuters, sports fans: ‘Good reason’ for traffic jam

Seattle police today said they regret any inconvenience for drivers when they ordered Highway 99 closed while investigating an injury accident south of the West Seattle Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, creating a nightmare for commuters and people trying to get into the city for a Mariners game. But they asked people to keep things in perspective. “There…

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Comments | Topics: Battery Street Tunnel, collision, commute

May 30, 2014 at 7:14 AM

State seeks public opinion on I-5 traffic near JBLM

The Associated Press TACOMA — Washington state transportation officials want to know how people feel about the congested stretch of Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The News Tribune reports officials will discuss their plans for easing traffic and widening the freeway at an open house on June 11 in DuPont. Transportation planners are narrowing a list of…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: i-5, JBLM, Traffic

May 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Traffic mess a special worry for expectant West Seattle woman

Among those caught in the morning traffic mess in Seattle was a pregnant woman, Danielle Campoamor of West Seattle, who took about an hour and a half to get from home to the University of Washington Medical Center. “Bad Seattle traffic is one thing,” she tweeted. “Bad Seattle traffic with contractions? Insert expletive deleted here.” Reached later by…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5, pregnant, Traffic

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