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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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February 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Southbound I-5 down to 1 lane in Seattle this weekend

Southbound Interstate 5 will be reduced to one lane between the Washington State Convention Center and Interstate 90 from 9 tonight through 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The closure will allow crews to repair broken-down expansion joints. WSDOT says motorists should expect delays of 45-60 minutes. To avoid delays,…

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November 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Truss work finished on Skagit River bridge

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — The Transportation Department says metal work on the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is complete. The last trusses were reconfigured Friday, giving 18 feet of clearance for all traffic lanes. The Skagit Valley Herald reports there may be some short closures this week to finish maintenance and painting. A section of the bridge…

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October 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Highway 12 near White Pass summit to fully reopen by Thanksgiving

The (Centralia) Chronicle U.S. Highway 12 near the White Pass summit is expected to be fully reopened to traffic by Thanksgiving after a washout Oct. 1 along a steep embankment adjacent to the roadway, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). “We are making progress and we hope to reopen it to two lanes by Thanksgiving,”…

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October 4, 2013 at 1:33 PM

DOT reopening White Pass for weekend

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The state Department of Transportation says it’s reopening one lane of Highway 12 near White Pass at 3 p.m. Friday. Spokeswoman Summer Derry in Yakima said drivers will be directed through a washout area by portable lights and should expect periodic closures as work continues. A contractor hopes to restore two lanes of…

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October 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM

DOT hopes to reopen White Pass for weekend

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The state Department of Transportation hopes to reopen one lane of Highway 12 near White Pass in time for weekend travel. Spokeswoman Meagan McFadden in Yakima says traffic will be directed through the washout area by portable lights. The highway will remain closed to oversized vehicles. She says the contractor will have to bring…

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