Melissa Slager

Paving starts on I-5 through Marysville; Highway 528 in June

Once dry weather is here, Cemex Construction Materials Pacific will start repaving I-5 through Marysville. The work area includes an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5,… Continue reading

Bumpy ride on Fire Trail Road to get some attention

Street Smarts reader Kenneth Pettingill reached out to Snohomish County Public Works and to us about his concerns for 140th Street NE, also known as… Continue reading

First few days of shoulder lane access show faster commute

A new shoulder lane helped speed the evening commute on I-405 in its first week. Now, drivers hope those quicker travel times become… Continue reading

State launches $39M in local road projects with U.S. 2 paving

Eight miles of well-worn pavement on U.S. 2 between Sultan and Gold Bar will be resurfaced this summer. “It has been about 15 years since… Continue reading

Shoulder driving on I-405 through Canyon Park starts Monday

Commuters will be able to drive on the shoulder of northbound I-405 through Canyon Park for the first time during the Monday evening… Continue reading

From illness setback, Edmonds student excels in online courses

Aurora Kerr is a student in the Edmonds School District’s eLearning Academy, where students mostly learn online and meet with teachers periodically at… Continue reading

Lake Stevens trauma nurse honored for work in Coast Guard

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole Cimino, of Lake Stevens, was named the U.S. Coast Guard’s Enlisted Person of the Year-Reserve Component for embodying… Continue reading

Emergency funds will help fix Snohomish County’s potholes

Bump. Bumpity bump, bump, bump. Local governments are working to fill more potholes than usual after the region’s long and severe winter. During the first… Continue reading

The pothole that just keeps on giving

My colleague Kari Bray noted I was working on a pothole story and sent me this: “Fun fact: The Pothole That Never Dies is located… Continue reading

This Marysville student is on a path to be a NASA researcher

Ollie Reisman, 17, is a senior at Marysville Arts and Technology High School. He got his grades back on track after freshman year… Continue reading

Reboot time: When traffic signals go out of sync

Street Smarts reader Skip Darimont, of Everett, wondered about the signal timing on Meadow Road for drivers looking to get onto 164th Street SW. The… Continue reading

Scriber Lake senior plans to be a traveling nurse

Scriber Lake High School senior EmmaSariah Jensen is a certified nursing assistant and looks forward to continuing her studies to become a licensed… Continue reading

Maltby teen who’s been all over the world wonders what’s next

Trevor Johnston is as well-rounded as he is high-achieving. The 4.0 student and National Merit finalist at Archbishop Murphy High School lives in… Continue reading

Drivers see better with brighter, money-saving street lights

The Washington State Department of Transportation last month wrapped up a lighting overhaul along highways in Snohomish County, finishing with a four-mile stretch… Continue reading

Survey of US 2 trestle commuters will help guide future fix

The state launches a survey Monday aimed at those who brave one of the region’s worst commutes. Survey results will help guide… Continue reading

Edmonds to improve 76th Avenue intersection near high school

Construction to improve the intersection of 76th Avenue W and 212th Street SW by Edmonds-Woodway High School is set to start April 10.… Continue reading

Mukilteo taking comments on proposed transportation district

City leaders here are the latest to consider forming a transportation benefit district, which would allow them to levy extra fees and taxes… Continue reading

Dispute over road repairs raises questions in Mill Creek

Allen and Bundie Olsen are still vacuuming up gravel tracked into their garage from their quiet road. “The gravel just doesn’t stop… Continue reading