Showing posts from May, 2019

Not-so-garden-variety paving project to begin in tulip country

Smoother travel coming to all users of State Route 536 in Mount VernonBy Ally Barrera

Another Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has come and gone. Now the shiny orange of construction indicators will update the wealthy reds, yellows, pinks and purples of the Mount Vernon tulip fields.

Starting May 5, contractor crews from Granite Construction will start ripping out old, broken asphalt as though it was a ribbon of non-native weeds and replacing it for a smoother journey for all. This is for our State Route 536 paving undertaking from the Skagit River Bridge to Interstate 5.

Bumpy like a molehill

SR 536/Division Street/West 3rd Street cuts by way of the coronary middle of downtown Mount Vernon and consists of an natural of 15,000 automobiles a day by way of the tulip hub. Over the years, all that visitors has worn down the current pavement and freckled the freeway with cracks, ruts and bumps. This smash is the molehills of the freeway global - the worst!

Not simply has this choppy floor cre…

Where were you when construction started on I-5 and SR 16 in Tacoma? Hint: Think back to the year 2000.

By Cara Mitchell

A lot can occur in 19 years. In 2000, the international didn’t give up with Y2K. The iPhone didn’t exist. When the Tacoma/Pierce County HOV application began, approximately 178,000 automobiles every day traveled throughout the Puyallup River on I-5; within the present day that quantity is 208,000. Over the years, from one venture to the next, with the ebb and stream of venture funding, we've widened I-5 and rebuilt overpasses with the objective of bringing HOV lanes to an aspect that maintains to see vast surges in population. Thankfully, simply as youngsters born within the early 2000s train for graduation, we're getting competent to welcome the carried out venture to the actual international and your actual commute.

The ultimate magnificence schedule

The ultimate piece of this complicated puzzle is just a bit anything we confer with because the I-5/Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Southbound HOV project. Say that five occasions fast.

In addition to c…

SR 18 project will smooth westbound Issaquah-Hobart Road overpass

By Tom Pearce

If you have got pushed throughout the westbound State Route 18 overpass at Issaquah-Hobart Road, you perhaps understand precisely why it desires to be repaved. But in the event you happen to haven't, the satellite view under exhibits why. There are so many patches, it is difficult to depend – let's simply say about 40 to 50, ranging in measurement from a couple of inches throughout to extra than 10 ft long.

All these patches create a tough and bumpy trip for tourists within the 12,000 automobiles who use this a a part of road every day. That's edge of the purpose why we are going to resurface the bridge beginning Monday, May 13. The different is that we ought to hold our growing older state highways so they will proceed to serve the traveling public. But so as to entire the work safely, there may be extra than NULL months of around-the-clock site visitors changes by way of this area.

Around-the-clock work

The Issaquah-Hobart Road overpass is observed about a…