Street Smarts

Marine Drive opens after six-week closure for slide repairs

The repaired road is between Warm Beach and Stanwood.

Speed bumps, speed humps are going away as popularity fades

Studies show many drivers speed up between humps to “make up for lost time.”

Weekend US 2 trestle closure is expected to create a mess

Detours this time will be much longer, and Highway 9 in particular is expected to be jammed.

Work on roundabout on Highway 9 near Marysville is delayed

The work is on the new intersection is expected to resume after Labor Day.

When it’s OK for a motorcycle — or bicycle — to run a red light

Like for instance when a traffic signal doesn’t know you’re there.

Too many close calls at Paine Field Boulevard and 84th SW

WSDOT engineers are taking a look at the intersection, but mostly recommend driving cautiously.

Railroad crossing near Woodinville to get upgrades

The county once planned to develop a park with ball fields, but backed off after the locals resisted.

New roundabout will serve as ‘gateway’ to Tulalip

A new roundabout intersection under construction in Tulalip will serve an expanded casino and serve as a “gateway” to tribal land. Crews are installing a… Continue reading

Ferry sails almost empty to transport its workers

It’s a test to see if on-time staff helps avoid crew-shortage delays, but commuters call it a waste.

Q&A (Part 2) about the state’s pay-per-mile tax pilot project

For example: “What do trucks, buses and cars that drive through our state pay?”

No short-term fix for Highway 522 cheaters

The stretch of Highway 522 where the road has yet to be widened, between Paradise Lake Road and the Snohomish River Bridge, is a notorious… Continue reading

On 522, the only thing slower than cars and fish is money

A lawmaker says bottlenecks and habitat-blocking culverts are not getting solved any time soon.

Ramp to Boeing freeway to be closed nightly

The ramp will reopen in time for Boeing’s early shift each morning.

When parked cars extend beyond the white lines

Colleague Ben Watanabe writes: “My route between the office and home sometimes takes me by the Angel of the Winds Arena, and I’ve noticed large… Continue reading

Hotel can restrict parking for events in Everett

Finding parking downtown Everett is hard enough, notes reader Monty Futch, of Everett. Is it really OK for the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, near the… Continue reading

Ferry traffic Monday suggests the holiday has already begun

Because July 4 falls on a weekday, it’s hard to predict the worst times to hit the road.

Bottom out? Dinged windshield? You could get money for that

Ken Gross’ 1971 Chevelle was the latest victim of what he dubs “The Big Dip” on Highway 96 (128th Street) near McCollum Park in south… Continue reading

Bumpy ride near McCollum Park getting temporary fix

for now. Highway 96 (also known as 128th Street SE) remains a roller coaster near McCollum Park,… Continue reading