I am a happy driver this week because the road construction on the Duvall Ave/Coal Creek Parkway corridor through Renton and Newcastle is finally finishing up. For over a year the corridor has been under construction as two new lanes and a bridge were added. The project has been officially done for a few weeks now, but there have been some minor lane restrictions for cleanup that also appear to be winding down.
Now my commute is only thirty minutes each way. Also the drive is less stressful and unpredictable than taking I-405 every day. I was concerned that at some point we might have to move closer to my job in order for my commute stress to be manageable. Now I don't think that will be necessary. What a relief.