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SDOT wants ideas on how to make Rainier Avenue South safer

SDOT wants ideas on how to make Rainier Avenue South saferSDOT is asking the public for traffic safety ideas on Rainier Avenue South, in efforts to improve the roadway.
  • Traffic News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Seattle

Coast Guard explains why Spokane Street bridge must stay open

Coast Guard explains why Spokane Street bridge must stay openShips can only navigate the waterway during the day at high tide. If they miss that window, they could wait 24 hours.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Traffic News

Agree or not, SDOT explains why it blocked Mercer during rush hour

Agree or not, SDOT explains why it blocked Mercer during rush hourSDOT blocked a full lane until 3:00 p.m. while crews poured concrete, funneling cars and trucks into a single lane.
  • Traffic News
  • 3 weeks ago
Traffic

Road rules: When do I stop for a school bus?

Road rules: When do I stop for a school bus?Some people are still confused about when they can pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing.
  • Traffic
  • 3 weeks ago
Seattle

Required Spokane Street bridge opening frustrates drivers

Required Spokane Street bridge opening frustrates driversTwice the Coast Guard has refused to allow Seattle to keep the Spokane Street bridge closed during rush hour.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Seattle

Seattle DOT budget up $21 million: What's it being spent on?

Seattle DOT budget up $21 million: What's it being spent on?A big focus this year is paving and maintenance.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Seattle

All-clear for work to resume on tunnel machine pit

All-clear for work to resume on tunnel machine pitShell deposits found by crews are not believed to involve any Native American cultural material.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Traffic

Confusing toll bills cost drivers, end in fines

Confusing toll bills cost drivers, end in finesA KING 5 investigation has uncovered confusing and seemingly contradictory billing terms are leaving toll customers at a loss.
  • Traffic
  • 4 weeks ago
Traffic

Lower gas prices a factor in Washington's traffic gridlock

Lower gas prices a factor in Washington's traffic gridlockTraffic analysts say there are multiple factors at play in the headache-inducing traffic delays.
  • Traffic
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Traffic News

Shells found in Bertha rescue pit not a 'show stopper'

Shells found in Bertha rescue pit not a 'show stopper'The state's historic preservation officer does not consider the pile of shells that stopped work on a rescue shaft to fix Bertha a "show stopper."
  • Traffic News
  • 1 month ago
Local

Traffic fix: Technology, parking or money? No consensus

Traffic fix: Technology, parking or money? No consensusAs drive times ramp up in the morning, traffic experts are offering up ideas to ease congestion without any major funding.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Seattle

Seattle tunnel project snag could take days

Seattle tunnel project snag could take daysA WSDOT official says it could take "several days or a week" for the state to come up with a plan.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month ago
Traffic News

Tips for safe driving when roads are wet

Tips for safe driving when roads are wetFind out how much room cars need to stop when roads are wet.
  • Traffic News
  • 1 month ago
Traffic News

Both directions of I-5 to close overnight near Boeing Field

Both directions of I-5 to close overnight near Boeing FieldInterstate 5 will close overnight between State Route 599 and Boeing Access Road, as will Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
  • Traffic News
  • 1 month ago
Local

Highway 542 on Mount Baker closed for winter

Highway 542 on Mount Baker closed for winterThe Washington Transportation Department has closed its first section of a highway for the winter.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Traffic News

Jackknifed semis, crashes slow commute in Seattle and Tacoma

Jackknifed semis, crashes slow commute in Seattle and TacomaThree jackknifed semis on main commuting thoroughfares are causing problems for drivers Wednesday morning.
  • Traffic News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

Business group pressures Olympia to act on transportation

Business group pressures Olympia to act on transportationA group of prominent Washington businesses is urging the state legislature to pass a transportation package in the next session, or thing will get exponentially worse on our roads.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

Digging begins on Bertha rescue pit

Digging begins on Bertha rescue pitSeattle Tunnel Partners has started digging the circular pit that will allow crews access to the broken tunnel digging machine.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Traffic News

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixedU.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.
  • Traffic News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Traffic News

Lanes reopen on SB I-5 at Northgate after crash, fuel spill

Lanes reopen on SB I-5 at Northgate after crash, fuel spillMost of the lanes on southbound I-5 at Northgate were blocked for about five hours Monday morning after a semi crashed.
  • Traffic News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

Traffic alert: SR 99 and SR 520 closures this weekend

Traffic alert: SR 99 and SR 520 closures this weekendThe closures will start late Friday night and will end around 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Consumer

Study: Average American loses $1,700 in traffic congestion

Study: Average American loses $1,700 in traffic congestionBy 2030, the average American is expected to pay $2,300 in congestion costs.
  • Consumer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

Seattle's 'Ramps to Nowhere' to be torn down

Seattle's 'Ramps to Nowhere' to be torn downThey've stood as monuments to another time in Seattle's history, now the "Ramps to Nowhere" are coming down.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Reservations required: WSF ups San Juan reservation rate to 90%

Reservations required: WSF ups San Juan reservation rate to 90%WSF is implementing a system where 90% of the spots on San Juan Islands ferries will be set aside for reservations.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Forget the car: Millennials are walking

Forget the car: Millennials are walkingA U.S. Public Interest Research Group study suggests Americans born from 1983 to 2000 are driving less than their parents.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Federal Way

Federal Way trophy store destroyed in fire

Federal Way trophy store destroyed in firePolice blocked both directions of the highway between Dash Point Road and S. 288th Street.
  • Federal Way
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Everett

One dead in crash after apparent racing, cops seek 2nd driver

One dead in crash after apparent racing, cops seek 2nd driverThe driver of a Corvette died in a crash after a racing incident, police said. Officers are looking for a second driver.
  • Everett
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago