Street Smarts

Rollin’ snake eyes: Doubling down on double-decker buses

A Community Transit purchase will keep its double-decker fleet No. 2 in nation behind Las Vegas.

Dust settles, and so does striping for E Marine View lanes

and, so too, have the rules about what lane is for what. East Marine View Drive in Everett was a… Continue reading

Steamboat Slough bridge painting will bring maritime closures

The Steamboat Slough bridge on northbound Highway 529 entering Marysville is getting a new paint job, and mariners will need to prepare for long-term maritime… Continue reading

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

US 2 and I-5 top a big list of disruptive summer road work

It’s the season for repaving and replacing. Here are the major projects in Snohomish County and beyond.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cougs beat Dawgs — and the Hawks

WSU boasts the No. 1 specialty license plate, and the money that comes with it.

Construction to begin on new intersection near Alderwood mall

It was built on a peat bog and the crossing has been sinking about an inch a year.

North Machias Road bridge down to one lane until fixes made

A bridge south of Lake Stevens remains at one lane of travel after a heavy truck damaged the structure in a crash earlier this month.… Continue reading

Traffic circles going in on Second Street in Marysville

The work follows complaints from residents about people driving too fast down the street.

Seattle Hill Road to close 24/7 for 3 days

Residents whose only access to their property is through the work zone will be allowed through.

‘PUMKING’: We’re not finished with funny licenses plates

Readers sent more of their personalized plates, explaining what they really mean.

Lowell-Larimer Road to close for two weeks

Projects include repairing a drain line, installing catch basins and other work.

Construction work continues in Marysville

Projects aim at improved safety as well as moving more cars.

In danger: State workers endure risks along our highways

WSDOT is marking National Work Zone Awareness Week with a plea to “slow down and give us room.”

It’s big, it’s gray, it’s ugly — it’s physics

Diagonal “bridges” are a lot of metal for a simple traffic signal. Size of intersection is a reason.

Switch to LED saves county $20K

Snohomish County Public Works in 2016 replaced more than 400 street lights and traffic signals with energy efficient LED versions, thanks to a state grant.… Continue reading

Tulips bloom, traffic booms

Tips for navigating the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

State residents take a ‘road usage charge’ for a test drive

Pay-per-mile taxes are being pitched as an eventual replacement for the gas tax.

Expect delays during project in Marysville

Installation of a new water main on Sunnyside Blvd. will start April 9 and end in May.

Navigating roundabouts 101

Richard Springer, formerly of Mill Creek, still subscribes to The Daily Herald from Chelan and keeps up on Street Smarts. (Clearly, he is a model… Continue reading