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Mukilteo open house provides look into the future ferry terminal

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By Diane Rhodes

As the sun poured by means of the expansive home windows of Mukilteo's Rosehill Community Center on May 23, citizens from equally facets of the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry route streamed in for an open residence showcasing our MukilteoMultimodal Terminal project. It's secure to assert of us are interested on this project. Staff, adding venture designers, engineers, and these overseeing construction, have been accessible to chat one-on-one with attendees.

Catching you up
This venture has come a lengthy method due to the fact that it started in 2010 with environmental assessment and presentations to the City Council adopted by way of way of public conferences and network outreach beginning in 2012. Design started in 2014 and removing of the vintage U.S. Air Force fueling station and pier started in 2015. Then got here the jump of construction of the trestle and underground stormwater utilities in 2017.



New transit and security features

At the open house, we zeroed in a…

You spoke. We heard. Change is on the way to the SR 520 trail

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By Ben Lennon

We asked, you answered and now swap is coming to Seattle's SR 520 Trail throughout Lake Washington!



You would possibly keep in mind that when a few problems had been raised in regards to the metal disguise plates at the trail's expansion joints, we put in a prototype plate designed to ease the bumps that a few bicycle riders had been reporting. We requested if the brand new plate, designed by using way of our engineers, was an improvement over the past plates. And, overwhelmingly, the reply was YES!



More than 260 path customers responded to our survey and supplied feedback, and 95 percentage stated the brand new plates had been an improvement.

Late summer installation
We're operating with our contractor to update all the slender hide plates at the floating bridge section of the 520 Trail with the aid of means of overdue summer. This will require a couple of intermittent path closures and as we get nearer to the replacement work we are going to get news out abo…

Spring for safety: Small improvements to help all users of SR 525 in Freeland

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By Ben Lennon

We asked, you answered and now swap is coming to Seattle's SR 520 Trail throughout Lake Washington!



You would possibly keep in mind that once a few problems have been raised in regards to the metal disguise plates at the trail's expansion joints, we put in a prototype plate designed to ease the bumps that a few bicycle riders have been reporting. We requested if the brand new plate, designed by means of way of our engineers, was an improvement over the past plates. And, overwhelmingly, the reply was YES!



More than 260 path customers responded to our survey and supplied feedback, and 95 percentage stated the brand new plates have been an improvement.

Late summer installation
We're running with our contractor to update all the slender disguise plates at the floating bridge component of the 520 Trail through way of overdue summer. This will require a couple of intermittent path closures and as we get nearer to the replacement work we are going to get news out abo…

A different approach for an I-90 facelift near Ritzville

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By Ryan Overton

While many construction tasks round the state are simply getting underway, crews are near wrapping up work on I-90 among SR 21 and Ritzville. And in this project, we tried anything just a bit different.



Stone Matrix Asphalt. No, it does not contain Keanu Reeves – although that could be fantastic – but it is nonetheless fairly cool. But extra on that in only a bit.

The final time this stretch of I-90 – protecting about 10½ miles – had a complete pavement grind and inlay of asphalt was 2002. There was a few minor reconstruction work in 2008 but total the freeway has remained incredibly unchanged for extra than 15 years. You would possibly have observed extra put on at the freeway within the previous couple years, with a few massive rutting and cracks causing the roadway to seem to be aged.

Typically the pavement cycle for resurfacing is set each 10 to 15 years, so 17 years is longer than normal. To prolong the life of this subsequent pavement cycle, we are utilizing Ston…

Bicycling can be for everybody and every body

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By Justin Resnick and Barb Chamberlain

Every yr round Bike to Work Day, you learn tales about dedicated cyclists who experience each day, pass well with up for even the nastiest weather, and say "it's easy; you might do it too!" "Sure," you think. "I'll get proper on that."



And a few of us do, which is awesome. Some of us filth off an vintage motorcycle or pass to their native motorcycle store to choose up a fun and safe new ride. And they fall in love with riding, signal up for an event, purchase all of the gear, experience the STP, and yadda yadda – you have got heard this before...



Well this isn't that story. This isn't about one other MAMIL (Middle Aged Man in Lycra ::cough cough::) conquering his challenge. Because I might level you to any quantity of normal conqueror tales about bikes, but it isn't what evokes a welcoming network for everyone. Riding a motorcycle would now not should be a difficulty or a objective – it may want t…