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Traffic alert: 520 and Mercer St. closed, no Saturday Light Rail

Traffic alert: 520 and Mercer St. closed, no Saturday Light RailSound Transit is making preparations for extending Light Rail to Capitol Hill and UW, while Mercer drivers will get a new lane come Monday.
  • Traffic News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

Can driverless cars save our disastrous commute?

Can driverless cars save our disastrous commute?WSDOT says a car that drives itself could cut down on stop-and-go traffic. But, a lot of questions remain.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Washington ferry Tacoma out until summer

Washington ferry Tacoma out until summerOfficials had hoped to have the 460-foot vessel back early next year.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Traffic News

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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 2 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
  • 1 month, 2 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week ago