Street Smarts

Hey, who turns on the lights?

When in doubt, call the PUD for streetlight outages in Snohomish County.

Community Transit starts construction on Green Line stations

Construction has started on the 34 stations that will be used for the Swift Green Line, Community Transit’s second bus rapid transit line that is… Continue reading

Markers to return for traffic exiting 164th Walmart complex

After county crews repaved 164th Avenue W, raised pavement markings that helped guide two lanes of turning traffic from 13th Avenue W were not replaced.… Continue reading

Planning — and patience — can ease Thanksgiving travel

The Washington State Department of Transportation offers information to help guide planning.

No easy exit from Smokey Point shopping complex

There’s just no easy exit on this one. A reader called in to Street Smarts about striping changes on 27th Avenue NE, for those exiting… Continue reading

Yes to turn signal — eventually

Adding a right-turn signal at 112th St. and 7th Ave. is turning out to be a bit more complicated.

Fixes coming, on the radar for McCollum Park & Ride

Rosemary Maxon, of Everett, wrote in about problems she’s seen at the McCollum Park & Ride in Everett, including a need for better lighting, directional… Continue reading

Westbound U.S. 2 Trestle to be repaved in 2018

It will mark the second year of three years of resurfacing projects from Everett to Skykomish.

Seasonal reminder: Turn on your car, turn on your lights

Have automatic daytime running headlights? Don’t neglect the taillights

52nd Ave. in Terrace closed for school utility work

Utility work for the Mountlake Terrace Elementary School reconstruction project will close 52nd Avenue W between 220th and 219th Streets SW, 7… Continue reading

Changes urged to help stem crashes at Machias intersection

A couple nearby keeps a folder of photos and witness reports. The newest entry was a few weeks ago.

Marysville’s First Street construction starts Wednesday

Project aimed at treating stormwater before it reaches Ebey Slough is similar to Third Street work.

Studded tire seasons starts

Rain makers. Egg shakers. Asphalt eaters. Whatever you might call them, studded tires are allowed starting Wednesday. State law allows drivers to use studded tires… Continue reading

Signs, signs — but not everywhere

County looking to install signs to help visitors navigate aviation attractions

Litter meets its match

Clean Sweep Litter pilot program will pick back up in spring

Rules of the road for ‘extra-fast pedestrians’ — skateboarders

State traffic law defines them as pedestrians, and yet they are often in the middle of the street.

Lake Stevens’ Callow Road to be closed for two months for repairs

Callow Road is scheduled to close for two months, starting Monday, for sewer and sidewalk upgrades. A nearly one-mile stretch of the… Continue reading

Lane changes near Marysville Winco plan for future growth

Street Smarts reader Julie Hanner wonders about changes for drivers exiting the Winco shopping complex onto eastbound 116th Street in Marysville. The new intersection configuration… Continue reading

Old habits don’t stop when stop sign comes down

Bunk Foss Road at U.S. 2 off-ramp near Highway 9 gets safety upgrade, but safety concerns remain.

Paving of I-5 south through Marysville on hold due to rain

Northbound I-5 lanes in Marysville got a new layer of asphalt, but rainy weather means the southbound lanes will have to wait until next year.… Continue reading