Posts for category ‘Transportation’

Work to replace SR 529 Ebey Slough Bridge begins
Steve | July 23, 2010 | 6:35 pm

Commuters on SR 529 between Marysville and Everett can begin the countdown to a new Ebey Slough Bridge. Granite Construction crews working for WSDOT broke ground this week on a three-year $50 million project to replace the 85-year-old bridge with a four-lane, fixed-span steel bridge. Read more »

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Evergreen Way Corridor Study
Steve | June 5, 2010 | 5:56 pm

Public meeting scheduled for June 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The City of Everett has hired Makers, a local urban design and architectural firm, to assist in the preparation of the corridor study and long-term vision for Evergreen Way/Rucker Avenue from 41st Street to Gibson Road. The study will analyze various Read more »

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Bike to Work Day May 21
Steve | May 17, 2010 | 8:22 pm

Whether you bike year-round or wonder if you still remember how, Bike to Work Day is the day to try a two-wheeled commute. Last year almost 900 people stopped by the Community Transit Celebration Stations in the morning for some healthy comeradrie and fun. Each station will have fresh scones provided Read more »

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Expect overnight lane closures on I-5 in Lynnwood
Steve | April 26, 2010 | 10:32 am

Drivers should expect overnight closures on I-5 in Lynnwood Monday and Tuesday as crews work on the 196th Street SW bridge over I-5. Crews will close up three lanes of southbound I-5 Monday, April 26 at 196th Street SW. The first lane will close at 8 p.m. and all lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning. Read more »

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Ebey Slough Bridge
Steve | April 16, 2010 | 7:10 am

SR 529 Ebey Slough bridge

Many drivers traveling to and from Everett and Marysville have driven the SR 529 Ebey Slough bridge. But have you ever seen this bridge swing into action? This swing-span bridge built in 1925 is one of the few in Washington state that moves in such a manner. Check out a time-lapsed video of the bridge movements on flickr.

This summer, WSDOT is planning to start a three-year $45 million construction project to replace the aging bridge. The new four-lane bridge will be built along side the existing bridge, to minimize traffic disruption during construction. To learn more about the construction project and the new bridge, visit the WSDOT website.

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Evergreen Way Corridor Study
Steve | January 24, 2010 | 3:24 pm

Google Maps image

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A public meeting to discuss the Evergreen Way Corridor Study is scheduled on Thursday January 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane. The meeting will provide an opportunity to review information, and for an exchange of ideas regarding the future of Evergreen Way. Read more »

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Port of Everett secures final funding for rail expansion
Steve | January 15, 2010 | 11:11 pm

photo courtesy of the Port of Everett

photo courtesy of the Port of Everett

Its certainly not going to look like the turn-of-the-20th-Century rickety wooden rail trestle that once connected the port to the rail line pictured to the left, but the Port of Everett has secured the remaining USD1.168 million required to construct 762 m of new railway that will connect its piers and other facilities with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s main line.

The Port of Everett’s shipping terminals have been identified as a base of operations to directly support regional Read more »

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Do Red Light Cameras Improve Safety or Revenue?
Steve | December 23, 2009 | 3:28 am

Snohomish County officials announced a plan late last week to install red light cameras (RLC) at busy intersections by the end of next summer. In response to this announcement, residents of Snohomish County should heed the cautionary tales of other communities in America where traffic safety has decreased due to the RLCs. Several municipalities including Dallas, Nashville, and Chattanooga intentionally shortened the yellow light duration at intersections where the RLCs were installed, thereby increasing infractions and revenues, but severely decreasing Read more »

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Swift Bus Rapid Transit to Fly on November 29
Steve | November 25, 2009 | 8:19 pm

Public invited to celebrate beginning of state’s first bus rapid transit line
Swift_busOn Sunday, Nov. 29, Community Transit will host a public celebration to launch Swift into service. The party will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Crossroads Swift Station at Highway 99 and 196th Street in Lynnwood. The first Swift buses will begin service during the event, with free rides until midnight. Swift will begin its regular weekday service at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30. Read more »

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