Construction of new ‘Tree Farm’ housing development in North Bend starts mid July

On July 10th the City of North Bend announced construction starts next week on the new Tree Farm development - a planned 58-home subdivision located on the east side of Maloney Grove and just south of SE … [Read more...]

North Bend awarded $1.4 million grant for another roundabout at busy intersection

It's no secret that North Bend has lots of roundabout projects in its 6-year Transportation Improvement Plan. Construction is almost complete on the city's newest roundabout at North Bend Way and Park … [Read more...]

Police seek witnesses to I-90 road rage incident near Snoqualmie Pass

Washington State Patrol (WSP) is looking for anyone who may have witnessed two cars involved in a road rage incident this week that took place near Snoqualmie Pass on June 17, 2020. Police responded to the … [Read more...]

Third accident, second car fire makes mess of traffic in North Bend area Tuesday afternoon

UPDATE | JUNE 16TH, 11:30AM Snoqualmie Police said both lanes of SR 202 were reopened around 11:20PM. WSDOT said one lane of westbound I-90 had also been reopened and they were working to get the other … [Read more...]

Second serious morning accident causes semi to catch fire near Snoqualmie, closes westbound I-90 at exit 31

UPDATE | JUNE 16TH, 11:40AM WSDOT said crews had reopened the left lane of westbound I-90 through the accident scene. They hope to have other lanes reopened soon. ORIGINAL STORY Tuesday, June 16, 2020 … [Read more...]

Early morning wrong-way accident brings westbound I-90 to standstill near North Bend

UPDATE | JUNE 16TH, 9:30AM The hazardous waste spill was cleaned and westbound I-90 lanes near exit 32 in North Bend reopened around 8:30AM. According to the Washington State Department of Ecology, several … [Read more...]

Final work on North Bend’s Park Street roundabout project begins June 1st

Late last week the City of North Bend announced that finishing work on the Park Street Roundabout would happen the week of June 1st. According to a news release, final pavement work, striping, and … [Read more...]

Hiking in the time of Covid-19: North Bend locals ask for more thoughtfulness

I have fond memories of attending Seafair as a child.  My Grandmother lived five blocks from Lake Washington Blvd and less than a mile from the hydroplane pits at Stan Sayres Memorial Park. It … [Read more...]

Lane shifts to start near Phoenix Plaza project in North Bend to repair faulty contractor work

The City of North Bend said starting the week of March 23rd, vehicles traveling westbound along East North Bend Way near the new Phoenix Plaza project will be intermittently shifted into the eastbound … [Read more...]

Westbound SR 18 to close near Tiger Mountain for emergency road repair, March 6th -10th

Heavy rain across western Washington in February saw multiple landslides in the Snoqualmie Valley, including one on the shoulder of SR 18 - about 1.5 miles west of the Tiger Summit Trailhead. To repair … [Read more...]

Police seek witnesses to hit-and-run that critically injured man near Snoqualmie

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) said a man was hit and critically injured at the I-90/SR 18 interchange near Snoqualmie, Thursday night, February 27, 2020. According to WSP Trooper Rick Johnson, at 11:45PM … [Read more...]

SR 203 closed between Carnation and Duvall this weekend for geotechnical work

WSDOT is warning drivers that SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall will be closed this weekend. A signed detour will be in place from Saturday morning February 29th, to Sunday evening, March 1st.  During the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie city council considers car tab increase to pay for new I-90 on-ramp lane

After agreeing to 50/50 project cost share with state to fund the new [temporary] dedicated on-ramp lane to westbound I-90 from Snoqualmie Parkway, the Snoqualmie city council is officially considering an … [Read more...]

Mid-Summer likely the earliest Middle Fork Road could reopen after December landslide

After a landslide forced the closure of part of Middle Fork Road (MFR) in mid December, the City of North Bend reported the road may not reopen until mid-summer at the earliest. On December 20, 2019 … [Read more...]

I-90/SR 18 interchange project costs increase, state changes weigh station site, SR 18 lane expansion to trim budget

There are some potential changes to the I-90/SR Interchange Improvement Project - mostly driven by budget constraints. Let's start with some good news, though. Some city officials had feared the passage of … [Read more...]

Slow moving landslide damages road, closes one lane of SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall

UPDATE | February 20th, 9AM WSDOT geo-techs visited the slide on SR 203 near NE Stillwater Hill Road on Wednesday, February 19th and will next several days analyzing their observations to determine how the … [Read more...]

County says 356th Drive in Fall City will remain open, warns still slide risk under roadway

Following a geotechnical evaluation Friday, February 14, 2020, King County determined that 356th Drive SE in Fall City can reopen and remain open unless conditions change. According to a county … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | bathroom issues; lost python snake; ‘Offer Up’ meet up leads to car theft

February 4th DUI At 8:10PM while conducting a routine patrol of the Salish area, an officer saw a vehicle leaving the “closed after dusk” park area. The vehicle accelerated quickly as to get away from … [Read more...]

County to temporarily close and analyze Fall City road impacted by slow moving landslide Friday morning, determine next steps

UPDATE | Thursday, February 14th, 4PM King County said it will close 356th Drive SE in Fall City from 9AM to noon, Friday, February 14th to allow its consultant to analyze the slide hazard area. During this … [Read more...]

Rinse and Repeat: Snoqualmie River predicted to hit moderate to major flood levels, February 6th-7th

After what feels like six weeks of unrelenting rain (and some snow), the Snoqualmie Valley will have to make it through the next couple days of heavy rain before the almost-forgotten sun makes a return on … [Read more...]