Traveling Independence Day weekend? Plan ahead to avoid delays

With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s travel charts are now available to help people plan ahead. The weekend prior to Monday, July 4 is expected to see increased travel on many key routes including Interstate-5, I-90 and ferry service throughout the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. The…

I-5 express lanes to remain southbound through Jan. 2

The Interstate 5 express lanes will remain open southbound until Monday, Jan. 3. The Washington State Department of Transportation said Thursday it that decision because of the continuing winter weather conditions. With the cold temperatures, ice and snow can freeze and lock the express lanes gate mechanisms. In the past, attempting to operate the systems…

County seeks public’s ideas on updating comprehensive plan for growth management

Snohomish County is asking for public comments to help develop its 2024 Comprehensive Plan update. The county is currently gathering feedback to assist with creating an overarching vision statement and also regarding the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) scoping process for the environmental review portion of the update. The county’s population is estimated to experience an…

212th Street SW closure planned for Sound Transit night work Nov. 9-10

Sound Transit’s contractor plans to close 212th Street Southwest overnight on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9-10, to deliver and set girders for the Lynnwood Link Extension trackway. This work will include large trucks hauling material, and cranes to install the girders. Girders are the cross sections that go from column to column to form the…

Serious-injury collision causes road closures on 196th St SW between Poplar Way, Alderwood Mall Parkway

Lynnwood police are investigating a serious-injury collision involving four vehicles that occurred Wednesday morning and cause road closures on 196th Street Southwest. Lynnwood police said 196th Street Southwest would be closed in both directions between Poplar Way and Alderwood Mall Parkway for “several hours,” causing delays. Two occupants from separate vehicles involved in the collision…

Semi-truck rollover closes northbound I-5 lanes near Alderwood Mall Thursday

A semi-truck rollover on Interstate 5  blocked all northbound lanes near Alderwood Mall Thursday morning, causing traffic delays. At 10:30 a.m., Washington State Patrol responded to a wreck near the northbound I-405 on ramp after a semi-truck hauling four large metal pipes flipped, sending wreckage across all northbound lanes. According to patrol spokesperson Trooper Heather…

Washington State car seat laws changing Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the Washington State car seat laws will be changing, with the goal of ensuring that you are using the correct seat for your child’s age and size. Keeping your child in a proper seat helps to greatly reduce the chances of death or serious injury in a crash. The revised car seat…

Heavy rain causes road closures on 44th Avenue West

Due to heavy rain, all lanes are closed on 44th Avenue West between the 20900 block and 204th Street Southwest, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. The lanes are not expected to reopen until rains stops, police said The National Weather Service reported that the Seattle area had received more than 2 inches of rain…

Community Transit asks community for help to determine new travel options in Lynnwood

Community Transit is asking citizens to take a survey aimed at helping the agency bring better transportation services to Lynnwood. People who live or travel in Lynnwood are invited to answer a few questions about their travel needs by visiting bit.ly/CTLynnSurvey19. Community Transit and a Community Working Group will use the feedback to develop potential…

Lynnwood Link light rail power line work to cause I-5 traffic delays Nov. 6-7

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 195th and 203rd streets to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts on Nov. 6-7. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns…

Prepare now for winter snow and ice, WSDOT says

With winter fast approaching, now is the time for travelers to make sure they’re prepared for driving in inclement weather. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles before traveling on snow and ice. Drivers can check out WSDOT’s winter driving web page for tips and information. WSDOT also…

Traffic alert: Road closures on 200th ST SW scheduled for Oct. 26

The City of Lynnwood says that 200th Street Southwest will be closed between 66th Place West and 64th Avenue West this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4 a.m.-6 p.m. Compass Construction will be dismantling and removing a construction crane, and to ensure the public’s safety a full road closure is necessary, the city said. Detour routes…

Reminder: Nighttime lane closures of southbound I-5 near Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace this week

To establish safe work zones for Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction, Sound Transit’s contractor is implementing nighttime traffic controls including southbound lane and on-ramp/off-ramp closures on I-5 from 44th Avenue West to 220th Street Southwest for re-striping and concrete barrier setting. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes during construction. Plan ahead, leave…

Rolling I-5 slowdowns expected mid-August for light rail work

Overhead power line work for Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension will cause rolling slowdowns on Interstate 5, impacting traffic overnight on Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 19-20 To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of I-5 to ensure safe work operations…

Lynnwood Link-related electrical system work to affect overnight traffic on I-5 July 30-31

Seattle City Light crews plan to maintain the reliability of the electrical system by relocating existing overhead power lines on Interstate 5 near Northeast 155th Street in Shoreline. This work will support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. To complete this work safely, crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of…