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Articles from the July 5, 2011 edition

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 By Meghan Soptich Pembroke, Wsdot Communications    News    July 5, 2011

Expect full closures of SR 522 in Monroe this week

Drivers on SR 522 in Monroe should plan to take an alternate route or allow for delays Tuesday through Thursday nights this week. Weather permitting, crews will close both directions of SR 522 at the US 2 interchange from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for...

 By Chris Thomas    News    July 5, 2011

WA Reaches Beyond "Meatless Mondays" for Vegetarian Diners

SEATTLE - While restaurants in some parts of the nation are just starting to add meatless meals to their menus one day a week for a "Meatless Monday" promotion, Washington has become home to one of the U.S.' largest percentages of...

 By Chris Thomas, Washington News Service    News    July 5, 2011

WA Groups Work to 'Dish Up' More Summer Meals for Kids

YAKIMA, Wash. - Fewer than one in 10 Washington kids from lower-income families takes advantage of free summer meals available in their area. The numbers are down almost 2 percent from last summer, a trend that concerns children's advocates. Claire...

 By Belinda Young, Media Relations Consultant    News    July 5, 2011

True or False? Speeding Endangers Lives

Snohomish County, WA – Between July 15 and August 7, law enforcement officers throughout Snohomish County will be part of a statewide effort in search of speeding drivers. With summer upon us, there are a lot more people out and about, both as...

 News    July 5, 2011

Possible travel delays July 9 and 10 for STP bike ride

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) asks local drivers to share the road and prepare for traffic delays and reminds bicyclists of their responsibility to follow Washington’s rules of the road. The biggest traffic impacts...

 By Jeff Switzer, Wsdot Sr 520 Communications    News    July 5, 2011

Plan ahead for construction, congestion this weekend in the Puget Sound area

SEATTLE – Expect region-wide congestion this weekend, July 8 through 11, as workers close State Route 520 between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue. Crews plan to install a fish-passable culvert beneath all lanes of t...