Author Archives: Laurie Hardie

Blue Light Special (link)

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Driving home at night I have noticed “blue lights” on I 405  freeway signs above the lanes.  I wondered what that was all about.  I thought maybe had something to do with emergency vehicles.  Dot just posted this article.  Apparently flashing lights signal the start of I-405 express toll lane equipment installation.  So when you see blue flashing lights it ... Read More »

Weekend Road Closures (LINK)


Lots of road work this weekend around the Puget Sound.  Here is a complete list.  Also keep in mind a busy Saturday in Seattle, with Mariners at 1pm, UW Football at 1:15pm, SoundersFC at 6pm and Elton John at Key Arena at 8pm.  Plan ahead and have a GREAT weekend.   Read More »

Dancing Traffic Lights (Video)


Imagine waiting on the sidewalk for the light to change. You look up to the light and there is a dancing figure.  What do you do? DANCE.  I hope you dance.  Well it made me smile. Read More »

Unreleased Adele Tracks (Link)


Two Adele tracks surfaced on Monday (September 1), and just in time, too, because the wait for the U.K. singer’s next album is becoming unbearable. “Never Gonna Leave You” and “You’ll Never See Me Again” Read More »

4 Day Closure of Highway 99 in Seattle (Link)


Be prepared for a 4 day closure of highway 99 both directions through Seattle.  Starts tonight at 10pm through Wednesday at 5am.  WSDOT has a detailed page about it.  This page explains it pretty good as well.  Good luck!! Read More »

Viaduct Closing for 4 Days


Starting Friday at 10pm Highway 99 will close in both directions from the West Seattle Bridge to Valley Street through Monday at 5am.  Then Monday the closure continues from the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel to Valley Street through Wednesday at 5am.  WSDOT has a great map to help you see exactly where the closures begin and end. ... Read More »

Tomorrow (Thursday) Starts the I – 90 Closures (link)

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It’s a bird!! It’s a plane!!! No, it’s the BLUE ANGELS Flying over Lake Washington.   Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I-90 bridge closures for the Blue Angeles.  (Dates and times) Expect delays, word is that the 520 will not close for boats while I-90 is closed for the jets. (Pic Courtesy US Navy) Read More »

Zipper Merge (link)


WSDOT  says drivers should drive right up to the merge spot before merging (in light of the week long I-90 construction) .  Rather than getting in line early. This is apparently called zipper merge.   Interesting article and even more interesting are the reader comments. Read More »

3 More commutes Until Carmagedon (Link)


Yes just three commutes until WSDOT closes three lanes of I-90 from I-405 to Bellevue way to replace expansion joints.  Apparently WSDOT is offering $$$ to carpools if they add a rider.   Read More »

What about Bike Commuters (I-90 Construction)

Bike commuter i 90

I use the pedestrian/bike trail frequently. Will that be closed?    The 10 foot-long expansions joints under the pedestrian/bike path will also be replaced. This work will likely begin the week of July 27, after the highway expansion joints are replaced. The ped/bike path work will occur nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The path will not be completely ... Read More »