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October 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Work on Bertha’s repair pit halted after shell-material discovery

Digging work for tunnel machine Bertha’s repair access vault was stopped Thursday after archaeologists monitoring the excavation found a deposit containing shell material. The discovery may indicate the presence of cultural materials and requires further evaluation, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Though no artifacts or human remains were found, the department follows…

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October 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Rollover crash causes traffic backups on I-405 in Renton

Update at 7:30 p.m.: There are no longer backups in either direction of Interstate 405, but traffic is still slow, WSDOT said. Update at 5:05 p.m.: All lanes are now open on southbound Interstate 405, but there are significant backups in both directions. Southbound traffic is backed up 7 miles. Northbound traffic is now 9 miles…

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August 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Planned Hwy. 520 bridge closure moved to Tuesday night

Highway 520 bridge work that was planned for Monday night has been postponed until Tuesday because of a change in scheduling, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Both westbound lanes of Highway 520 will close late Tuesday between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard. Lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday. Crews will pour the final…

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August 13, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Mudslide blocks part of Highway 12 in Yakima County

UPDATE, 10:10 p.m. | Highway 12 in Yakima County has reopened in both directions, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A stretch of Highway 12 in Yakima County is closed because of a large mudslide about five miles east of the Rimrock Tunnel, according to the Washington State Department…

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June 16, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Southbound I-5 blocked at Ship Canal Bridge after trooper-involved shooting

    UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. | All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 have reopened, the Seattle Police Department said. UPDATE, 10:05 p.m. | At approximately 6:44 p.m., the State Patrol said it received  multiple 911 calls that a man in a tan pickup had stopped his vehicle and was blocking the center lane. As the man exited his vehicle, it caught on fire, according to…

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March 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Construction expected to snarl Seattle traffic this weekend

This weekend will bring more frustration for Seattle drivers as Washington State Department of Transportation crews close all but one of the northbound collector-distributor lanes that merge traffic from Interstate 90 onto Interstate 5 and downtown freeway ramps. The ramp from South Dearborn Street to northbound I-5 will also close. It will be a partial closure…

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March 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Caution advised after morning crashes on Snoqualmie Pass

After more than 10 collisions this morning, the state Department of Transportation is advising caution on Snoqualmie Pass and has been issuing advisories either requiring or recommending traction tires and chains. Read the latest here. Trooper Chris Webb of the State Patrol said heavy winds and cold temperatures created ice on the road this morning, causing vehicles…

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February 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM

WSDOT: Expect weekend traffic delays through downtown Seattle

Drivers traveling through downtown Seattle should expect delays this weekend, this time because of Highway 99 closures for construction and a charity race. Both directions of Highway 99 between Denny Way and South Spokane Street will close from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday so crews can inspect the Alaskan Way Viaduct, according to…

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February 20, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Lane closures in Seattle expected to cause weekend congestion

The southbound Interstate 5 collector-distributor to Interstate 90 will be reduced to one lane though the weekend while construction crews replace aging expansion joints, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The lanes, as well as the James and Spring streets on-ramps to the collector-distributor will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m….

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