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2015/03/06 05:32
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Documents obtained by KIRO 7 through a public records request show State Route 99 tunnel contractors are asking for an additional $12 million from the state. The change order request, made in...
2015/03/06 05:32
2015/03/06 05:32
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2015/03/05 02:28
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RENTON, Wash. -- Transportation officials warned Wednesday a problem that caused an 8-mile rush hour backup could happen again -- and soon. Thousands of morning commuters got caught in the traffic...
2015/03/04 07:28
2015/03/04 07:28
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Semi-truck crash injures driver, snarls traffic in Auburn AUBURN, Wash. -- A Tuesday night crash involving two semi-trucks spilled fuel onto the roadway and snarled traffic on State Route 18 in...
2015/03/03 03:29
2015/03/03 03:29
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Drivers heading west on Interstate 90 could soon be putting a little bit more pedal to the metal, as a bill in Olympia proposes increasing the speed limit to 75 miles per hour. That bill, currently...
2015/03/03 00:01
2015/03/03 00:01
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Contact:Laura Newborn, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program communications, 206-805-2871; 206-639-8577 (mobile) Work near Lake Union starts March 9; will affect traffic until early June SEATTLE –...
2015/03/02 09:56
2015/03/02 09:56
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Published: Monday, March 2, 2015, 12:01 a.m. New 116th Street overpass coming to Tulalip-Marysville �A traffic nightmare.� That�s how Greg Miner of Tulalip � and many of his fellow commuters �...
2015/02/28 05:57
2015/02/28 05:57
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Highway 520 bridge traffic last year, where the state is working on a replacement bridge project Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation/Flickr It was a desperate last-gasp...
2015/02/27 01:28
2015/02/27 01:28
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Research must challenge our presumptions about road lightingFriday, 27 February 2015, 2:12 pmPress Release: Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd Research must challenge our presumptions about road...
2015/02/26 21:49
2015/02/26 21:49
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Tre Faber spins the Barrio Fiesta sign on the corner of Wheaton Way and Sylvan Way in Bremerton on Friday, February 13, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN) Mike Savinski of Bremerton said he waited...
2015/02/25 23:58
2015/02/25 23:58
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Contact: Char Kay, WSDOT Eastern Region Planning Al Gilson, WSDOT Communications 2714 N. Mayfair Spokane, WA 99207 Increased commercial and residential development on US 2 just north of Spokane...
2015/02/25 20:22
2015/02/25 20:22
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Seattle Tunnel Partners is downplaying explosive new allegations that workers on the Highway 99 tunnel project have been drunk on the job and that female laborers got late-night texts from a...
2015/02/25 01:44
2015/02/25 01:44
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Last summer, a Portland developer submitted preliminary plans to refurbish an 84-acre section of a quarry on the southeast edge of Vancouver into a blossoming commercial-residential hub, paving the...
2015/02/24 14:28
2015/02/24 14:28
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Eight-week closure of eastbound I-90 HOV ramp starts Feb. 25 NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 24, 2015 Carpools, vanpools and transit will need to use the mainline exit from eastbound Interstate 90 to Interstate...
2015/02/24 03:05
2015/02/24 03:05
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The Problem It's no surprise that affordable housing for artists is disappearing across the US as most cities continue to experience rapid development. In Seattle there are three main causes for the...
2015/02/22 21:29
2015/02/22 21:29
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The South Park Bridge over the Duwamish Waterway is stuck in the up position and will remain closed to traffic until Tuesday. The Seattle Times reports that the bridge is stuck open because of a...
2015/02/21 14:44
2015/02/21 14:44
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The boost in highway spending in Washington since 2003 has significantly altered the transportation landscape in Clark County. Gas tax increases in 2003 and 2005 sent hundreds of millions of dollars...
2015/02/20 21:39
2015/02/20 21:39
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The world’s largest tunnel-boring machine, stuck for more than a year deep underneath downtown Seattle, was within feet of rescue on Friday, a state official said, raising hopes that a stalled...
2015/02/20 02:02
2015/02/20 02:02
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SEATTLE — The front end of the tunnel boring machine Bertha punched through a 20-foot-thick wall around noon Thursday. Crews restarted Bertha on Tuesday night working to get the boring machine to the...
2015/02/19 16:58
2015/02/19 16:58
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Emergency contract work will take about six weeks to complete MAPLE FALLS – Relief is in sight for drivers who use State Route 542 near Glacier Springs in Whatcom County. This week, under an...
2015/02/18 19:32
2015/02/18 19:32
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Bertha, the SR 99 tunnel machine, moved more than three feet Tuesday night after grinding to a halt more than a year ago after overheating. The machine must mine through 20 feet of unreinforced...
2015/03/06 05:32
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