Street Smarts

Street Smarts

By Melissa Slager


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Bothell area street to close for pipeline work

Work related to King County’s North Creek Interceptor Sewer Improvement project will…

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Leaves and junk are swept from streets — then dumped where?

Street Smarts reader Fabian Borowiecki, of Everett, wonders what happens after the…

Traffic signal overkill? Extra lights are for standards, safety

Street Smarts reader Pat Lundstrom, of Marysville, wrote in with a question…

Expansion joint on U.S. 2 bridge gets temporary fix

Street Smarts reader Arleigh Hiersch, of Snohomish, writes: “For over eight months,…

Highway 530 to close early Sunday morning

OSO — Highway 530 between Lake Cavanaugh Road and Oso Loop Road…

Signal timing improvements coming on Highway 527

Ken George, of Everett, writes in about a frustrating drive on Highway…

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What’s dripping from your car? Find out for free

Interactive graphic: Diagnose your car’s leak There’s a mysterious wet patch underneath…

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Fixes for Ash Way Park and Ride slog are a long way off

LYNNWOOD — The I-5 interchange at 164th Street SW is a notoriously…

De-icer, salt, sand: Don’t forget to wash your car

Street Smarts reader Lee Peterson, of Snohomish, writes: “During our recent period…

Rolling slowdown planned early Sunday on section of I-5

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Drivers heading through Mountlake Terrace to Lynnwood on northbound…

Work on railroad crossing to close Reese Road in Startup for a day

STARTUP — Emergency repairs to the railroad crossing on Reese Road, also…

Alternate ways for workers to get to Boeing’s Everett plant

Staggered start times were set to go away for many shift workers…

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Speed limit lowered on Highway 9 in Clearview

The speed limit on Highway 9 (Woodinville Snohomish Road) in Clearview was…

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Work starts on I-405 shoulder lane

Crews hired by the Washington State Department of Transportation have started work…

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Solving the Smokey Point shopping district traffic nightmare

MARYSVILLE — Traffic coming in and out of the expanding Smokey Point…

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Tulalip Tribes extend pedestrian trail on Marine Drive

The intersection of Marine Drive and 64th Street NW in Tulalip is…

When a front license plate is not required

Street Smarts reader Lawrence Wilson, of Marysville, brought up an interesting question:…

County, cities given nearly $15M for roads projects

The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board recently awarded nearly $15 million to…

Special rules for tow trucks

Brent Waters, of Bothell, asks: “I was wondering about the ‘status’ of…

Grants help provide transportation to seniors, disabled

Snohomish County seniors and those with disabilities stand to benefit from over…

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Tribe funds video unit to help Arlington monitor traffic

Arlington staff recently announced that the Stillaguamish Tribe is funding the purchase…

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Lines for new Popeye’s spills onto Evergreen Way

Snohomish County’s first Popeye’s restaurant opened Dec. 14 at 6504 Evergreen Way,…

Everything you need to know to prepare for holiday travel

SKYKOMISH — If the gift of skiing or snowboarding is on your…

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What those HAWK crosswalk signals mean for drivers

MILL CREEK — Silver Firs resident Jim Nunn notes that drivers continue…

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Why the lights are out over the Bickford-U.S. 2 interchange

Tom Lafferty, of Everett (and also the voice of KRKO Radio sports),…

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Kansas-built Boeing plane featured on aviation license plate

SNOHOMISH — There will be no bombers on the backs of Buicks.…

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What are your tips and tricks for the car?

Nearly a year ago we turned to our Street Smarts readers for…

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Safety tips: Winter driving requires extra precautions

For those of us who smugly snort at the rainmaker-like sounds coming…

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New state fee on studded tires is small, but statement is big

Drivers were able to start using studded tires on Nov. 1. The…

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58th Avenue W to close for 3 weeks to replace water main

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Contractors working for the city will close 58th Avenue…

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Bicycling in foul weather doesn’t have to be miserable

They cycle with team names like Riders on the Stormwater, No Rain…

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Fern Bluff Road in Monroe to be closed for two days

MONROE — Fern Bluff Road will be closed in the 27600 block,…

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I-405 toll-lane traffic not meeting standard for speed

Tolls on I-405 are hitting the maximum $10 posted rate almost daily.…

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Locust Way bridge in Bothell scheduled to reopen Dec. 5

Herald staff BOTHELL — Bridge 504 on Locust Way is scheduled to…

North county, tolling topics of transpo meeting in Marysville

Local officials, tribal leaders and business groups will meet with the Washington…

Shoulder driving coming to I-405 choke point by spring

Evening commuters should have an extra lane to use for 1.8 miles…

‘Move Over ‘or slow down — but by how much?

Reporter Caitlin Tompkins recently wrote about emphasis patrols for the state’s “Move…

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Bridges near Index, Gold Bar to be replaced

INDEX — In some places around soggy Snohomish County, it’s still a…

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When you can start to accelerate for a higher speed limit

Gary Kelly, of Mukilteo, writes: “I have a question about speed limits…

Which lane? Drivers double-take when it’s a double exit

Dave Martinson of Everett asks: “When traveling north on I-5 approaching the…