Long-term closure of Wellesley Avenue coming as North Spokane Corridor progresses

By Ryan Overton

Change is good, and it is continuing for the North Spokane Corridor as construction ramps up with the moment part of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BSNF) railway realignment project.

The largest switch can be the closure of east-west roadways which are in line with the destiny US 395. Several closures can be permanent, together with Bridgeport, Fairview, Cleveland, Grace, Marietta and Jackson avenues. This potential the simply recommendations for drivers within the edge to cross east and west can be Francis, Euclid, Carlisle and Upriver Drive.

Another enormous switch is the three-year closure of Wellesley Avenue from Market to Freya. This occurs to be the simply central crossing among Francis and Euclid for the Hil­lyard and Morgan Acres neighborhoods. When Wellesley closes later this year, citizens will pressure approximately a mile north or south from Wellesley to discover a appropriate crossing to journey east or west.

Wellesley is slated for completion in past d…

Like a car needs an oil change and tune-up, Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel also needs regular checkups

Full overnight closure of the tunnel happening Friday night to Saturday morningBy Thomas Charlson

Many people have experienced vehicle repairs issues. When my vehicle broke down final year, I discovered the difficult method in regards to the importance of having standard tune-ups to save funds on repairs within the lengthy run. In this case, I had the spark plugs changed previous within the 12 months but continued to have engine problems. After a collection of different vehicle repairs, I discovered out that they had been the mistaken model of spark plugs for my vehicle model.

Similar to retaining a vehicle, we have to offer Seattle’s new SR 99 tunnel a standard checkup. That capability month-to-month closures to guarantee the tunnel methods are operating easily and to maintain up with the warranties. This facilitates us shop away from troubles like I experienced with my car.

Full tunnel closure June 7-8
While those repairs closures of the SR 99 tunnel will usually be in a single dire…

Zipper merge - applying to keep traffic moving

New signage at US 101 and SR 8 relies on lessons from grade school to zip commuters throughBy Doug Adamson

Sharing, taking turns, treating others as you'll desire to be handled - seems the courses we realized as youngsters will assist South Sounders navigate a brand new "zipper merge" on the US 101 and State Route 8 interchange. It's a sensible strategy to an vintage difficulty which will count on tourists taking that "Northwest nice" adage to heart.

As always, being well mannered and cooperative has advantages. In this case, it's going to assist scale back congestion, delays, and the form of annoying backups that may turn a candy demeanor sour.

The situation

During the morning commute, southbound US 101 close to Steamboat Island outdoor Olympia has traditional congestion. Two lanes scale back to at least one the place the freeway passes underneath SR 8. Most commuters merge into the left lane after indicators propose that the proper lane ends in a goo…

The North Spokane Corridor is coming. … no seriously, it is, and quickly!

By Ryan Overton

Alright Spokane, it’s time to talk.

We know. We’ve heard it a thousand times. The North Spokane Corridor (NSC) will by no means be finished. To a few the NSC is sort of a unicorn, usually dreamed about but with out proof of its existence, well. ... We get it. Building the NSC has been fairly the process.

So we decided it’s time to have a coronary middle to heart, and on this 3-part weblog collection we can provide a complete evaluate of what has been constructed, the struggles associated, what we're these days operating on and watching forward to its completion. Because this mysterious unicorn is fitting a reality.

What is it?
Not accepted with the North Spokane Corridor project? In short, it’s a challenge to enhance mobility by permitting drivers and freight to transfer north and south by means of Spokane from I-90 to US 395 at Wandermere. Once complete, it’ll lower journey time and congestion whereas improving safety.

The beginning

Any nice tale begins with a few …

Cooperation leads to smooth weekend of SR 99 Aurora bridge paving in Seattle

Travelers make the difference by choosing different routes, modes of transportationBy Tom Pearce

If you comply with horse racing, you understand a trifecta is tough to hit. But we managed to hit a trifecta – correct weather, nice coordination by way of way of our contractors and assist from of us traveling within the aspect – to end a a hit first of 10 weekend-long lane reductions at the SR 99 Aurora bridge in Seattle.

We can’t do something concerning the weather, so whilst conditions are nice we rely on our contractors and the traveling public to make those tasks succeed. Last weekend the contractors did their aspect with the aid of means of staying on schedule and even slightly ahead.

But of us who journey are those who make the largest difference whilst we’re doing essential preservation work like repaving this venerable 88-year-old structure, officially named the George Washington Bridge. Sometimes we ought to scale back a road to NULL and even one lane in every direction for co…

Mukilteo open house provides look into the future ferry terminal

By Diane Rhodes

As the sun poured by means of the expansive home windows of Mukilteo's Rosehill Community Center on May 23, citizens from equally facets of the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry route streamed in for an open residence showcasing our MukilteoMultimodal Terminal project. It's secure to assert of us are interested on this project. Staff, adding venture designers, engineers, and these overseeing construction, have been accessible to chat one-on-one with attendees.

Catching you up
This venture has come a lengthy method due to the fact that it started in 2010 with environmental assessment and presentations to the City Council adopted by way of way of public conferences and network outreach beginning in 2012. Design started in 2014 and removing of the vintage U.S. Air Force fueling station and pier started in 2015. Then got here the jump of construction of the trestle and underground stormwater utilities in 2017.

New transit and security features

At the open house, we zeroed in a…

You spoke. We heard. Change is on the way to the SR 520 trail

By Ben Lennon

We asked, you answered and now swap is coming to Seattle's SR 520 Trail throughout Lake Washington!

You would possibly keep in mind that when a few problems had been raised in regards to the metal disguise plates at the trail's expansion joints, we put in a prototype plate designed to ease the bumps that a few bicycle riders had been reporting. We requested if the brand new plate, designed by using way of our engineers, was an improvement over the past plates. And, overwhelmingly, the reply was YES!

More than 260 path customers responded to our survey and supplied feedback, and 95 percentage stated the brand new plates had been an improvement.

Late summer installation
We're operating with our contractor to update all the slender hide plates at the floating bridge section of the 520 Trail with the aid of means of overdue summer. This will require a couple of intermittent path closures and as we get nearer to the replacement work we are going to get news out abo…