Northbound Interstate 5 will be closed completely just south of downtown Seattle this weekend for the “Revive I-5” project. Westbound I-90 over Snoqualmie pass also is expected to be slowed by construction.
Crews are building several new bridges and ramps, including a new overpass across South Tacoma Way for Route 16 HOV lanes. This project is called the I-5 SR 16 Realignment – HOV Structure and Connections project.
Tacoma Power is upgrading its power lines attached to the Murray Morgan Bridge and will have to fully close the bridge to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from July 9 to Aug. 17, save for a few days during the Tacoma Maritime Fest during which the bridge will be open.
The Tacoma Police Department operates 16 traffic safety cameras around the city and has awarded a five-year contract to SENSYS America, Inc., to modernize its existing traffic safety cameras in order to capture more violations with better evidence, the city said.
A reader asks about the rules for fenders on oversized tires. Sgt. James Prouty of the Washington State Patrol said state law dictates fenders must be as wide as the tire and reach down to the center of the axle. Violators risk a $136 ticket.
The state Department of Transportation is seeking bids for someone to claim the Puyallup River Bridge. The winning respondent will get $1 million to take the bridge, preserve its historic elements and give it a future free from the threat of demolition.
A Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train narrowly missed a collision with a car that had high-centered on a rail crossing in downtown Bellingham, Washington on Friday night, June 15. Neither the car nor the driver suffered a scratch.
A thread on the Tacoma subreddit seemed to ask whether people who pay for parking can share their parking stickers with others if they leave before their time is up. Parking Services Manager Eric Huseby says there is no law in the municipal code that prevents sharing parking stickers.
This compilation of clips recorded by remote cameras document how effectively Washington wildlife can adapt to civilization by crossing under bridges and using culverts and jumpouts to avoid highway traffic.