Add fans of clam chowder -- or at least those who enjoy Ivar's product -- to those hoping lawmakers approve a plan to raise billions of dollars on transportation projects"Chowder lovers need you to pass the transportation bill," Ivar's Inc. president...
Date: 05/13/2013 | The Petri Dish
Nancy Fulmer of Lynnwood writes: I live in an unincorporated area of Snohomish county near Lake Serene, where Lynnwood, Mukilteo and Edmonds all meet. There is a nearby intersection I frequently use that has recently been affected by the construction of a new Swift bus stop, which has...
Date: 05/13/2013 | Street Smarts
Herald StaffSTANWOOD – Drivers heading north on I-5 this week can again expect lane closures as the state continues to repair and replace damaged roadway northeast of Stanwood.
Date: 04/15/2013 | Local News
Leon Horowitz of Everett writes: I've made several attempts to contact state and county agencies regarding what's happening with Highway 99 from Airport Road in south Everett to the Mukilteo Speedway intersection. Both the north and southbound outside lanes have been torn up for water...
Date: 03/18/2013 | Street Smarts
ARLINGTON -- Drivers, pedestrians and bike riders who use 67th Avenue NE are encouraged to attend an open house tonight to learn more about the final phase of improvements to the road.
Date: 03/13/2013 | Local News
The county's public works department has joined Flickr.Flickr is a social media service where people can post and share photos in bulk. It's popular among blogger-types.Check...
Date: 03/11/2013 | Sirens
MARYSVILLE -- Unless it's raining hard, the Highway 529 bridge into Marysville is set to close tonight and is scheduled to remain closed through the weekend.
Date: 03/08/2013 | Local News
OLYMPIA -- Lynn Peterson can count on a bumpy ride when she takes the helm at the Department of Transportation next month.
Date: 02/19/2013 | Local News
Gauging pesticide useMore than 15,000 people who live in the Puget Sound region will be getting mailed surveys about how much they use pesticides on a day-to-day basis.
Date: 02/16/2013 | Local News
Snohomish County has scheduled a public meeting to discuss plans to widen Seattle Hill Road at 132nd Street SE.The meeting is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Mill Creek Elementary School, 3400 148th St. SE, Mill Creek.
Date: 02/13/2013 | Local News
STANWOOD -- Ballots are due Tuesday from Stanwood voters, who will decide whether the sales tax should be raised within the city limits in order to pay for street work.
Date: 02/12/2013 | Local News
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Date: 01/23/2013 | Local News
Elliott Road at Highway 522 near Monroe is scheduled to be closed overnight Wednesday so crews can set girders for a new bridge over the Snohomish River.Elliott Road will be closed just west of the river from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
Date: 01/15/2013 | Street Smarts
Date: 01/14/2013 | Local News
MACHIAS -- A three-week-long closure is scheduled for part of Old Machias Road starting Monday to allow Snohomish County road crews to fix a mudslide-damaged embankment.The shutdown affects the area between 52nd Street SE and 117th Drive SE.
Date: 01/12/2013 | Local News
Detours aheadRock blasting is scheduled to resume this week to widen Highway 522 to four lanes in Monroe. This means drivers should prepare for full closures and take detours that can add 10 miles and about 20 minutes to their travel.
Date: 01/08/2013 | Local News
Get help applying for financial aid for college at five workshops in Snohomish County in January.
Date: 01/01/2013 | Local News
Sometimes, driving southbound on I-5 through Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace can feel like driving in the tire grooves at a car wash -- except at 60 mph.It's even more fun when those ruts are full of water.That's expected to change in summer.
Date: 12/31/2012 | Street Smarts
SEATTLE -- The Transportation Department says construction crews will be working this winter on Interstate 5 through Seattle.
Date: 12/28/2012 | Northwest
Ten cities in Snohomish County are getting funding to help improve roads and sidewalks. The state Transportation Improvement Board last month awarded a total of $104 million in grants. Of that, Snohomish County cities received $6.4 million.
Date: 12/16/2012 | Local News
Rain slows renovation of downtown Edmonds shopping street
Date: 11/26/2012 | Local News
Crews plan to close both directions of Highway 522 near the Snohomish River bridge from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for rock blasting.
Date: 11/26/2012 | Local News
Work to widen and repave busy roads on the outskirts of Lynnwood and Mill Creek should be under way by next year, thanks to Snohomish County's efforts to land millions of dollars in federal grants.
Date: 11/24/2012 | Local News
STANWOOD -- The Stanwood City Council plans a public hearing on a proposed sales tax increase to pay for street repairs.The hearing is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Stanwood-Camano school administration board room, 26920 Pioneer Highway.
Date: 11/06/2012 | Local News
Everett: Police offer boating safety classEverett police are offering another "Adventures In Boating" safety class.The class covers Washington State Parks standards for the boater education card, required for almost everyone except for some age restrictions.
Date: 10/17/2012 | Local News
EVERETT -- Road crews plan to start much anticipated repairs Monday to an eroded section of Lowell-Larimer Road.
Date: 10/12/2012 | Local News
Jacob Steelsmith of Lake Stevens writes: Are there any plans to replace the existing single on-ramp from Highway 204 to the westbound U.S. 2 trestle? Virtually no one yields at that intersection, and it backs up heavily in the morning.
Date: 10/01/2012 | Street Smarts
Avoid 112th Street for a while, unless you like to sit still
Date: 09/16/2012 | Local News
One direction of U.S. 2 west of Snohomish is scheduled to be closed this weekend between the Highway 204 interchange and Highway 9 for roadwork.Closures are planned for each of the remaining weekends in September as well.
Date: 09/06/2012 | Street Smarts
EVERETT -- City leaders have set in motion long-awaited fixes to Lowell-Larimer Road, which has been narrowed to one lane by a landslide for more than a year.
Date: 09/03/2012 | Local News
For anyone headed east* on U.S. 2 to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, there's a way to get around the worst of the traffic backups on the highway.A colleague here at The Herald who knows the area has shared his secret.
Date: 08/27/2012 | Street Smarts
CAMANO ISLAND -- One big winter storm could leave people unable to drive to and from Camano Island, so the state is planning to replace the Davis Slough bridge before it's damaged by mounds of driftwood, high tides and flooding.
Date: 08/13/2012 | Local News
LAKE STEVENS -- Drivers will face closures and detours on Highway 9 as two new improvements are put in place in Lake Stevens and Clearview.Those two sections of highway are scheduled to be closed much of this weekend for roadwork.
Date: 08/10/2012 | Local News
SEATTLE -- The first pontoon for the new Highway 520 floating bridge is on its way from Aberdeen to Seattle.The Transportation Department says the 360-foot-long pontoon was towed out of Grays Harbor Wednesday and should arrive on Lake Washington on Sunday.
Date: 08/09/2012 | Northwest
Want to weigh in on how congestion can be reduced on the freeways? Want to sound off on how money would be best spent to improve transportation, or about how the state can overcome the shortfall in ferry funding?
Date: 08/06/2012 | Street Smarts
Road work forces 2-mile detour to Arlington stand
Date: 08/02/2012 | Local News
Overnight closures are planned on U.S. 2 Wednesday and Thursday near Snohomish to allow for work on the planned Bickford Avenue overpass ramp.
Date: 07/25/2012 | Street Smarts
DARRINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service opened North Fork Sauk Road No. 49 on Friday, restoring access to the Glacier Peak and Henry M. Jackson wilderness areas along with the Pacific Crest Trail.
Date: 07/20/2012 | Local News
Hwy. 522 closuresHighway 522 is scheduled to be closed in both directions Tuesday and Wednesday night near Monroe.The Washington State Department of Transportation is scheduling the closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. both days depending on the weather.
Date: 07/17/2012 | Local News
YAKIMA -- The National Park Service released a long-awaited plan Monday for rebuilding a road in a popular North Cascades outdoors area where floods have wiped parts of it out several times in the past two decades.
Date: 07/16/2012 | Northwest
EVERETT -- On work days right around quitting time, the cars start to back up along Lowell-Larimer Road.A landslide has narrowed the road heading out of the southeast edge of town to one lane, and it's been that way for nearly a year.
Date: 07/13/2012 | Local News
MILL CREEK -- Snohomish County road crews are focusing on arterials between Mill Creek and Bothell during this summer's road-building season.
Date: 07/10/2012 | Local News
LYNNWOOD -- A section of I-5 pavement skinned off nearly two years ago for a road project is at last scheduled to be fixed.
Date: 07/09/2012 | Local News
MARYSVILLE -- City officials are working to turn an overpass being built at 156th Street NE into a freeway interchange.
MONROE -- People planning to use Highway 522 will need to find an alternate route Monday night.
DARRINGTON -- People heading up next week for recreation off the Suiattle River Road No. 26 in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest need to take note: The lower section of the popular road, located about eight miles northeast of Darrington, is scheduled to be closed for construction for about...
EVERETT -- Drivers don't usually plan how to get around a road closure six months ahead of time, but in this case it might be a good idea.
Date: 06/26/2012 | Local News
Work to widen 112th near Silver Lake will take a while
Date: 06/20/2012 | Local News
MONROE -- People planning to use Highway 522 Wednesday and Thursday night will need to find an alternate route.The Washington state Department of Transportation is planning closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday on the highway just east of the Snohomish River.
Date: 06/12/2012 | Local News
MARYSVILLE -- Snohomish County is preparing a safety overhaul of a steep stretch of road where a car crash last fall killed a Marysville Getchell High School student and seriously injured two others.
Date: 06/10/2012 | Local News
MONROE -- Two years from now, when work to improve the dangerous Highway 522 near Monroe is done, drivers should be heaving sighs of relief for more reasons than one.Not only will the highway be a safer, four-lane divided road, but all the roadwork will be finished, as well.
Date: 05/30/2012 | Local News