Big Win for North Bend: State backs off plan to put new weigh station near Truck Town

Just three months after the Washington State Department of Transportation announced eastbound I-90 milepost 34 was its preferred spot to relocate the I-90/SR 18 interchange truck weigh station, it appears the … [Read more...]

Horrible traffic possible through North Bend again this weekend

If you live in the Snoqualmie Valley - and specifically North Bend - you know that summer weekend traffic on I-90 heading toward Snoqualmie Pass can be brutal at times. BUT, throw in WSDOT road projects - which … [Read more...]

Q&A with North Bend Mayor Candidates: water contracts, balancing growth and property rights, traffic woes

Two residents are running for North Bend mayor: Travis Bridgman and Rob McFarland. Originally there were three, but Rich Wiltshire has ended his campaign. Rob and Travis submitted answers to three questions … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Scooter stuck under garage door; SUV on its side 40 feet off SR 18; lots of malfunctioning smoke detectors

June 27th At 7:35AM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to the scene of a car fire on I-90. The owner of the car was able to extinguish the fire prior to to firefighters arrival. June 28th At 12:48AM … [Read more...]

Two vehicle rollover accidents, one fire in just four hours near I-90 / SR 18 interchange

Thursday, July 18, 2019 was a rough day in the I-90 / SR 18 interchange area. Around 9AM witnesses said a trailer truck hauling two campers took the westbound I-90 off-ramp left turn onto SR 18 too fast, … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert: SR 18 CLOSED between Snoqualmie and Issaquah-Hobart Road this weekend

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is warning people who use SR 18 between Snoqualmie and Issaquah-Hobart to plan on using alternate routes for most of the upcoming weekend, July 19th - … [Read more...]

New on-ramp to westbound I-90 from Snoqualmie Parkway could open by end of 2019

At the July 8th Snoqualmie City Council meeting, the council approved an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation that officially paves the way for a temporary on-ramp to westbound I-90 … [Read more...]

King County to start re-paving 436th Ave in North Bend next week

King County Road Services said it will begin a road resurfacing project in North Bend the week of July 8th, which could cause some traffic delays for those living in the Riverbend and Wilderness Rim areas or … [Read more...]

Tragic early morning accident on SR 202 takes life of 19-year old woman, critically injures young children

On June 25, 2019 a tragic early morning car accident took the life of a 19-year old Seattle woman - identified by police as Justina Lamphere - and critically injured her infant and toddler daughters on SR 202 … [Read more...]

Meadowbrook Bridge closed for inspection June 25th

The City of Snoqualmie is advising Valley residents that Meadowbrook Bridge will be closed to all traffic for a routine inspection on Tuesday, June 25th starting at 8:30AM. Traffic will not be allowed on … [Read more...]

Construction on North Bend Park Street Roundabout anticipated to start June 24th

The look of downtown North Bend is about to change a little bit as the city takes one more step toward becoming the roundabout capital of east King County with the start of the long-planned Park Street … [Read more...]

North Bend considers resolution opposing state’s preferred site for new weigh station near Truck Town, holds public hearing June 4th

At its Tuesday, June 4th City Council meeting, North Bend city officials and leaders are soliciting public input on the state's [preferred] plan to locate a new truck weigh and inspection station on eastbound … [Read more...]

Police: Driver who fled, caused serious wrong way accident on I-90 will face kidnapping charge

UPDATE | JUNE 4TH Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps said the driver who fled from police and later caused a head-on, wrong-way collision on eastbound I-90 near the SR 18 interchange on Memorial Day will … [Read more...]

After losing multiple employees in SR 18 accidents, Snoqualmie Casino, Tribe celebrate Legislative progress on road widening over dangerous Tiger Mountain

Via press release the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe said it is celebrating the conclusion of its successful advocacy effort to expedite the completion of safety improvements on State Route 18 in East King County, … [Read more...]

New State budget allocates millions for SR 18 widening planning, new Encompass campus, Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activities Center

The 2019 legislative session wrapped up last weekend, with the the newly approved budget allocating needed funding for several Snoqualmie Valley projects. The biggest news is probably the $27 million … [Read more...]