Transportation

The site of a new development along May Creek Road next to the entrance of Wallace Falls State Park on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Gold Bar, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gold Bar considers home parking permits near Wallace Falls

In the past, parking spilled from Wallace Falls State Park into town. Decals could avoid conflicts.

 

Work on the light rail trackway will require over two weeks of overnight closures of 236th Street SW near I-5 in Mountlake Terrace. (Sound Transit)

Overnight closures set for 236th Street in Mountlake Terrace

The closure just east of I-5 means a detour for drivers to reach the interstate until Oct. 14.

 

The construction site of the light rail station at the Lynnwood Transit Center on Thursday at August 5, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Volunteers needed to help guide future of Everett light rail

The Sound Transit panel will advise on the extension’s alignment, station locations and more.

 

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff (center) takes a ride on light rail from the Angle Lake Station in Seatac with King County Executive Dow Constantine (left) on Sept. 21, 2016. (Ian Terry / Herald file)

CEO of fast-growing Sound Transit system to step aside

The search will begin soon to replace Peter Rogoff, who leads the multibillion-dollar transportation network.

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff (center) takes a ride on light rail from the Angle Lake Station in Seatac with King County Executive Dow Constantine (left) on Sept. 21, 2016. (Ian Terry / Herald file)
Slit appears in Lane 13 of the 10th Street boat launch as a family hauls items to their boat before heading to Hat Island, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Port of Everett officials say sediment has been pouring in at a much greater rate than usual at Everett’s 10th Street Boat Launch. The Port is accepting bids for dredging the launch and the area north of it.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

At Everett boat launch, a sand bar is stranding seafarers

The pileup of silt from the Snohomish River is proving to be problematic. The port plans to dig it out.

Slit appears in Lane 13 of the 10th Street boat launch as a family hauls items to their boat before heading to Hat Island, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Port of Everett officials say sediment has been pouring in at a much greater rate than usual at Everett’s 10th Street Boat Launch. The Port is accepting bids for dredging the launch and the area north of it.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Active transportation requires a lot of planning, preparation

Lawn care complicated our transportation columnist’s commitment to ditch his car for 1-mile trips.

In 2023, the Department of Transportation will widen a two-mile stretch of Highway 531 from 43rd Avenue NE to 67th Avenue NE. (WSDOT)

Smokey Point road improvements won’t be done before industrial center

Amazon, NorthPoint are coming but the state will not begin widening Highway 531 until 2023.

In 2023, the Department of Transportation will widen a two-mile stretch of Highway 531 from 43rd Avenue NE to 67th Avenue NE. (WSDOT)
Work related to improvements at the intersection of Highways 9 and 204 will close a road and reduce lanes in Lake Stevens through Oct. 1. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Road disruptions starting around Highway 9 in Lake Stevens

Lane reductions and closures are part of the work to improve the intersection at Highways 9 and 204.

Work related to improvements at the intersection of Highways 9 and 204 will close a road and reduce lanes in Lake Stevens through Oct. 1. (Washington State Department of Transportation)
Community Transit is preparing to shift commuter buses that go to the University of Washington in Seattle to connect with Link light rail in Northgate next year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Faster trips, more service in store for Community Transit

The agency is reallocating 4,000 service hours that will be saved by ending commuter routes at Northgate.

Community Transit is preparing to shift commuter buses that go to the University of Washington in Seattle to connect with Link light rail in Northgate next year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Heather Van Slageren waits for a Community Transit bus to Stanwood at the Lynnwood Transit Center on September 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Heather Van Slageren waits for a Community Transit bus to Stanwood at the Lynnwood Transit Center on September 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Work to replace a culvert under Highway 9 will close the road to traffic for five days next week between Arlington and Lake McMurray. (WSDOT)

Highway 9 set for closure north of Arlington next week

Work to replace a culvert will require a detour to I-5 starting Monday until the following Saturday morning.

Work to replace a culvert under Highway 9 will close the road to traffic for five days next week between Arlington and Lake McMurray. (WSDOT)
Stanwood city staff think a spur on the west end of town could disburse traffic away from downtown. Corridor A is one idea being considered. (City of Stanwood)

Could a bypass clear highway traffic in downtown Stanwood?

The connection would skirt west of downtown from Highway 532 north toward Old Pacific Highway.

Stanwood city staff think a spur on the west end of town could disburse traffic away from downtown. Corridor A is one idea being considered. (City of Stanwood)
Funny afro american family with dog driving in car front. Vector flat style illustration (Getty Images)

4 things to know about Labor Day weekend travel

Quick tips for coping on highways and ferries.

Funny afro american family with dog driving in car front. Vector flat style illustration (Getty Images)
Cars line up waiting to board the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton on July 28. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Avoid Friday and Monday travel to beat Labor Day gridlock

The holiday weekend usually has a surge of traffic at the usual chokepoints in Snohomish County.

Cars line up waiting to board the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton on July 28. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
The new Amazon fulfillment center under construction along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, just south of Arlington Municipal Airport. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210708

5 big transportation developments in 2021 to keep us rolling

New bus routes, toll lanes and highway upgrades: Here are the region’s top pending transportation projects.

The new Amazon fulfillment center under construction along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, just south of Arlington Municipal Airport. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210708
Leigh Spruce gets off of Everett Para Transit at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

People with disabilities demand better sidewalks, transit

An initiative challenges elected officials to a week without driving in Snohomish County and elsewhere.

Leigh Spruce gets off of Everett Para Transit at the Everett Mall on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The construction site of the light rail station at the Lynnwood Transit Center on Thursday at August 5, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Light rail work to close I-5 north through Mountlake Terrace

The overnight closure is set for Friday evening until Saturday morning, detouring to Highway 104.

The construction site of the light rail station at the Lynnwood Transit Center on Thursday at August 5, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Traffic moves along I-405 between Highway 522 and Highway 527 where WSDOT received the approval to build a second express toll lane on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Bothell, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Second toll lanes coming to I-405 between Highways 522, 527

At the same time the highway gets expanded, Sound Transit is developing bus rapid transit lines.

Traffic moves along I-405 between Highway 522 and Highway 527 where WSDOT received the approval to build a second express toll lane on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Bothell, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cars and pedestrians use the newly opened Harbour Reach Drive on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo’s new road offers slower parallel to Speedway

Harbour Reach Drive has one vehicle lane in each direction plus bike lanes and sidewalks.

Cars and pedestrians use the newly opened Harbour Reach Drive on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Afternoon traffic moves along the U.S. 2 trestle between Everett and Lake Stevens on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

What the infrastructure bill could mean for Snohomish County

Millions of dollars could help replace the U.S. 2 trestle, electrify buses and change rail crossings.

Afternoon traffic moves along the U.S. 2 trestle between Everett and Lake Stevens on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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