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I-5 overpass in Seattle was damaged by Stanford track team’s bus fire

Bridge inspectors confirmed the Columbian Way overpass is safe to drive, said a spokesman for the Washington State Department of Transportation. About 5,300 vehicles a day use it.
Tags: News, Stanford, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


Do you rely on a bus through downtown? Prepare for big changes

Instead of traveling beneath downtown in the bus tunnel, 830 bus trips each weekday will shift to already congested surface streets next month to allow Sound Transit to run more light-rail trains through the tunnel.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Traffic Lab


Highway 99’s northbound offramp in Sodo opens Tuesday morning

The exit could relieve some congestion inside the new Highway 99 tunnel. But it may also attract new trips that would otherwise use First or Fourth avenues south.
Tags: News, Local News, Sodo, Traffic Lab


Renton’s freeway carpool lanes make a $197 million connection

This is the first megaproject using Connecting Washington tax increases that took effect in 2015-16.
Tags: News, Washington, Local News, Northwest, RENTON, Traffic Lab


Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct begins to come down

Demolition of the viaduct began with punching through the Columbia Street onramp.
Tags: News, Seattle, Columbia Street, Traffic Lab


How would you grade the response to Seattle region’s February snowstorms?

Many a political career has been buried by the fluffy white stuff and complaints from constituents who expect leaders to clear their streets and keep their buses running.
Tags: Weather, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


No more snow for Seattle, and a dry weekend ahead — but rain could complicate things

"We're not quite out of it yet," the National Weather Service warns. Rain and cold in the next few days could make for icy roads, landslides and urban flooding. But the weekend looks dry, and temperatures could climb into the 40s.
Tags: Travel, Weather, National Weather Service, News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Traffic Lab


Who’s responsible for clearing that snow and ice off the sidewalks?

Under city law, the onus is on the adjacent property owners and occupants to keep sidewalks clear.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


As the snow melts, King County Metro will run 90 percent of its bus routes Wednesday

The decision reflects confidence that the area will avoid a refreezing of the pavement, and that city, county and state crews can plow or salt major roadways if needed.
Tags: Weather, News, Local News, Puget Sound, King County Metro, Traffic Lab


Seattle-area traffic remains sixth most congested among major U.S. cities

Boston traffic was slowest among major U.S. cities with an average of 164 yearly hours of traffic delays, followed by Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, Seattle, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Portland.
Tags: News, Washington, Boston, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Chicago New York, Traffic Lab


Chickens cross road, some escape after semi crashes, snarling I-5 near Olympia

Some chickens died in a semi-truck accident that shut down a portion of Interstate 5 near Olympia early Monday morning, but others ran free and — if they’re anything like their predecessors loosed in a similar accident years ago —they could find a new free-range life. The crash happened around 4 a.m. when the driver […]
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Olympia, Traffic Lab


Metro buses are reduced in first use of ‘Emergency Snow Network’

With more snow in the forecast the plan will likely be used again on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Local News, Traffic Lab


Snowstorm hammers Seattle region as governor declares state of emergency

Meteorologists predict 4 to 6 inches of accumulation through Saturday morning, and cold temperatures ensure it'll stick around for days.
Tags: Weather, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


More snow is headed toward Seattle, and road-clearing crews are getting ready

The plows will be out, the salt piles are ready and many schools will let out early. As the region braces for several inches of snow to fall from Friday into Saturday, here's the lowdown on how officials plan to attack the roads.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Traffic Lab


Sound Transit prepares for its own construction squeeze in 2020

The disruptions will enable contractors to attach the tracks, power and signals for the $3.7 billion East Link line, which is scheduled to connect Seattle with Bellevue in 2023.
Tags: News, Bellevue, Seattle, Local News, Traffic Lab


King County jury awards $123 million to victims of Ride the Ducks crash

The jury determined that Ride The Ducks International bore 67 to 70 percent of the responsibility for the 2015 crash and Ride The Ducks of Seattle was 30 to 33 percent at fault in the crash that killed five people and injured more than 60 others.
Tags: Travel, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Local Business, King County, Nation & World, Traffic Lab, Ducks International


Traffic fills new Highway 99 tunnel on third morning, causing slowdowns

Wednesday's congestion follows two days of easy driving, as snow and ice kept most motorists off the roads.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


Taking your car today? Tips for dealing with cold-weather hassles

Even if your car's window is frozen and the engine needs a warm-up, don't do what other drivers do on cold winter mornings: Turn on the car and leave it running in the driveway with the tailpipes puffing telltale clouds of exhaust into the frosty air.
Tags: Travel, Weather, Crime, News, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Traffic Lab


‘Green Mode’ will allow Seattle Lyft passengers to select hybrid, electric vehicles

Lyft will introduce a new feature in Seattle on Wednesday to allow riders to select hybrid and electric vehicles. The company also plans to add electric vehicles into its fleet of rental cars.
Tags: Technology, News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Seattle Lyft, Traffic Lab


I-5 shut down near Lakewood because of police standoff with man holding knife

The man was speeding on southbound I-5, causing a collision that sent a semitruck over the freeway divider into northbound lanes, according to Lakewood police.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Lakewood, Traffic Lab


Man in custody after police chase, standoff on I-5 near Lakewood

The man was speeding on southbound I-5, causing a collision that sent a semitruck over the freeway divider into northbound lanes, according to Lakewood police.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Lakewood, Traffic Lab


Icy Aurora leads to a dry Highway 99 tunnel on opening day

Many drivers were confused by the new exits, and one traffic signal wasn't working correctly, but low traffic volumes because of the weather meant no big problems in the new tunnel.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Aurora, Traffic Lab


Here’s how the Highway 99 tunnel will shake up your travel routine

On Monday, the longest (two miles) and widest (53 1/3 feet) multilane tunnel in North America opens to traffic under downtown Seattle. It will upend traffic patterns across the city center.
Tags: News, North America, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab


From fire sprinklers to surveillance cameras, the Highway 99 tunnel is loaded with safety features

Designers equipped the deep tube with a 21-mile network of sprinkler pipes, along with jet fans, surveillance cameras and instant message signs, that together reflect the world's newest safety features.
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The viaduct closure gave some folks the push to change their commutes

The shutdown of the Alaskan Way Viaduct forced regular users of the elevated highway to find an alternative mode of commuting. And for the most part, the traffic nightmare predicted was largely unfounded.
Tags: News, Local News, Traffic Lab


‘Seattle’s best idea’ may need a lifeline — and there’s one hiding in plain sight

With 'Viadoom,' January was a rough month for some of the shops at Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. Now shopkeepers are warning that the planned closure of a short, unloved roadway tunnel may suffocate them.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Traffic Lab


Highway 99 tunnel opens next week. Here are answers to your questions about the project

The new Highway 99 tunnel opens 10 years after Gov. Christine Gregoire chose a deep-bore tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct and nearly two decades after an earthquake irreparably damaged the elevated highway.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Christine Gregoire, Traffic Lab


Newer, cleaner cars mean end to emissions testing in Washington state next year

After Dec. 31, you will no longer need to run your vehicle through emissions testing to renew its registration.
Tags: Travel, News, Washington, Environment, Local News, Eastside, Traffic Lab


From Aurora to Borealis: Seattle City Council moves ahead with renaming Aurora Avenue in South Lake Union

Three blocks from Denny Way north would be renamed Seventh Avenue North. One block from Denny Way south would be renamed Borealis Avenue.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Aurora, Seattle City Council, South Lake Union, Aurora Avenue, Traffic Lab, Denny Way