Showing posts from June, 2019

Westbound US 2 trestle closures return this summer

By Frances Fedoriska

The closure of westbound US 2 scheduled 7 p.m. Friday, June 21 to four a.m. Monday, June 24 is postponed on account of low overnight temperatures and forecasted inclement weather. The closure is rescheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 to four a.m. Monday, July 1.

The similar weekend that Buzz, Woody and pals return in Toy Story 4, contractor crews with Lakeside Industries return to the US 2 preservation venture that a yr ago got here so near completing the repaving of equally directions of the street among Lake Stevens and Everett.

Where we’re at

We did get lots finished remaining year, placing us up effectively for what’s nonetheless to come.

On eastbound US 2, we:

Removed old, cracked, rutted and pothole-riddled asphalt from the eastbound lanes
Repaved one mile from State Route 204 to Bickford Avenue throughout overnight closures
Side note: the eastbound trestle is made up of newer concrete, so no repaving occurred there.
On westbound US 2, we:

Repaved 2½ mi…

New roundabout comes in for a landing at SR 20 on Whidbey Island

By Ally Barrera

The fighter jets that take off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are not any strangers to appearing other maneuvers. On Sunday, June 23, of us traveling previous the air base on State Route 20 close to Oak Harbor needed to carry out a other maneuver in their own: Navigating a brand new roundabout.

A time lapse digital camera captured crews constructing the roundabout at SR 20
and Banta Road from Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 23

Working on the velocity of sound

When contractor crews with SRV Construction started excavating the street on the Banta Road/Northgate Drive intersection on Thursday, June 6, the purpose was to open the roundabout by means of means of July 4. After running 20 hours a day, six days every week at what appeared like Mach 1 speed, the roundabout opened to site visitors on Sunday, June 23, 10 days forward of schedule.

Highway to the safety zone
So why construct this roundabout within the primary place? In a word, safety.

Since 2011, law enforcement …

Keep cool and safe as summer construction heats up in Clark County

By Tamara Greenwell

As the nice and cozy summer season sun shines down, construction tasks are revving up in Clark County. With 4 enormous construction tasks going on on Interstate 5 and I-205, as effectively as State Route 14 and SR 500 this summer, everybody have got to be ready for a few congestion or journey delays.

We recognize summer season roadwork may be frustrating, but warm, dry climate is wanted for asphalt to set and harden and roadway paint to stay to the pavement, leaving us a small window to get this work completed. We attempt to schedule work at nighttime time or off-peak occasions while doubtless and we have fun with your persistence throughout the occasions that’s now not possible. A little planning will cross a lengthy method in supporting all people attain our destinations competently and on time.

I-5 and I-205 Pavement Rehabilitation

Anyone who travels on I-5 or I-205 in Clark County is aware the thump-tha-thump-thump sound from the ruts and cracks within the pavement…

Good things come to those who wait

What’s next for the North Spokane CorridorBy Ryan Overton

Over the previous NULL weeks, we’ve informed you concerning the historical prior of the North Spokane Corridor (NSC), and the place the venture is at today. Now it’s time to practice for what’s to come, adding its completion!

We know, we know. We’ve heard lots of of us say it's going to by no means get finished. But it will. And faster than you possibly think.

Picking up momentum

Think of the NSC just like the Tortoise and the Hare. It has been 18 years due to the fact that it first broke flooring in 2001. It took 11 years to open the primary 5½ miles to visitors and due to the fact that then, we haven’t opened any new roadway as edge of the project. That’s the tortoise part, but remember, the tortoise wins within the end. While seven years have handed due to the fact that a brand new stretch of street opened, work has been continuously shifting ahead with small tasks ready for funding.

Last week we said the lacking puzzle…

Looking abroad to find transportation answers

International fellow from Turkey spends a month in Seattle learning about sustainable transportationBy Heather DeRosa

For most, a go to to the Seattle enviornment in May brings soaking up constrained sunshine and checking out Pike Place Market or the Space Needle. But for Ali Onuralp √únal, his go to was removed from what vacationers see.

Ali's month-long go to was aspect of the Professional Fellowship Program, funded by using means of the United States Department of State, administered by using means of the American Councils for International Education. As one among 30 younger mavens visiting towns all throughout the United States, Ali got here to our Regional Transit Coordination Division hoping to take lots of our sustainable and energetic transportation plans and greatest practices house with him to Ankara, Turkey.

Our Regional Transit Coordination Division proved to be a appropriate match to host Ali final month. Working with Sound Transit and different native transit busines…

When it comes to reducing roadside litter, listen to the kids

Four winners selected in Adopt-A-Highway litter bag art contestBy Barbara LaBoe

With our fundamental faculty litter bag art contest complete, one factor is clear: Our messaging is ready to get fairly a inventive boost!

We requested kids in grades 1 to 6 to ship us art work for new Adopt-A-Highway litter bags and we have been pleased to see the huge artwork. And, simply as exciting, have been the inventive methods scholars got here up with sharing our litter prevention messages.

Our crews, alongside with our useful Adopt-a-Highway volunteers, clean about 600 plenty of trash off of extra than 18,000 miles of state roadways each year. Despite that effort, roadside litter stays an ongoing concern and concern. And the least difficult solution to deal with the concern is to steer clear of the trash from getting to the roadways within the primary place.

So, we requested our state's scholar artists to lend us a hand in spreading the prevention message. It wasn't an simple resolution …