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12/27/12
A year of growth: One year of SR 520 tolling in the books

12/25/12
US 2 reopened between Stevens Pass & Leavenworth

12/21/12
Testing time for State Route 99 tunneling machine

12/20/12
Safety Rest Area upgraded at Snoqualmie summit

12/16/12
Crews fight snow in the passes and prep for next round of wind in Puget Sound

12/07/12
Parking on highway to ski is illegal

12/07/12
Drivers shifting to new US 97 Butler Creek bridge Monday

12/07/12
Crews ready to set girders on new I-5 bridges in Centralia

12/03/12
WSDOT performance report takes to land, sea, air

12/03/12
State, business groups work to keep supplies moving during emergencies

11/28/12
70 aging bridges receive money for improvements

11/21/12
Washington’s 4-year program of transportation projects ready for review

11/20/12
SR 20/North Cascades Highway closed for winter

11/20/12
Train-disruption information available to travelers

11/19/12
Heavy rains, wind could snarl evening commute for Western Washington drivers

11/16/12
Leave more time for Thanksgiving table catch-up; know before you go

11/15/12
New lane stripes brighten highways across the state

11/14/12
Lewis and Clark Bridge painting, lane closures on hold for winter

11/13/12
Interest exceeds capacity at state rail planning workshops

11/13/12
Avalanche risk and snow slides close Chinook and Cayuse passes for the year

11/09/12
First stage of SR 502 widening project complete

11/09/12
NE 17th Ave. to close to make way for new interchange in Salmon Creek

11/09/12
Political signs near highways must be removed by Friday

11/09/12
SR 520 bridge pontoon videos, interviews and correspondence posted online

11/05/12
Commute-smart champs take a bow

10/31/12
Winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1

10/25/12
Estimate for SR 520 bridge program lowered by $522 million; $300 million federal loan finalized for next phase of construction

10/25/12
State seeks key ingredient for rail plan: public opinion

10/22/12
Crews preparing to finish work on Snoqualmie Pass as construction season winds down for winter

10/22/12
Public invited to comment on changes coming to I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

10/19/12
Automated speed enforcement wraps up at Snoqualmie Pass

10/19/12
Winter driving coming, so get ready now

10/18/12
WSDOT reports drivers may see delayed toll bills

10/05/12
Major 6-day lane closure over Snoqualmie Pass starts Oct. 14

10/02/12
City and county transportation projects shine as “best of the best”

10/02/12
Traffic switches to temporary one-lane bridge on US 101 near Bay Center Oct. 3

10/01/12
First citations mailed to drivers caught speeding in I-90 work zone

09/28/12
New tool opens door to transportation-related jobs for small businesses

09/21/12
WSDOT holds contractor to fire-safety requirements at Taylor Bridge

09/20/12
Tacoma Narrows Bridges appear melted in new Web maps

09/19/12
Construction work closes St. Johns Blvd. at SR 500 Sept. 21-24

09/17/12
Vehicle registration holds placed for some toll violators

09/10/12
Automated speed-enforcement cameras coming to Snoqualmie Pass

09/10/12
SR 500/St. Johns Blvd. interchange opening ahead of schedule

09/07/12
Brighter, tougher lane stripes coming to a highway near you

09/04/12
Getting things straight on SR 14 in western Skamania County

09/04/12
State Route 6 closed for bridge paving Sept. 7-10

08/27/12
More drivers saw red in 2011 than in 2009

08/24/12
Small team of claims investigators saves taxpayers millions

08/23/12
Construction Starts on new I-5/I-205 interchange in Salmon Creek

08/22/12
WSDOT unveils revamped Gray Notebook

08/21/12
Volunteers needed for annual state bicycle and pedestrian count

08/14/12
WSDOT to present draft report on I-5 flood protection alternatives

08/02/12
Work starts Aug. 6 to replace 77-year-old bridge on US 101

08/02/12
SR 100 paving project starts Aug. 6 in Ilwaco

08/03/12
Washington transportation projects awarded federal grants

07/27/12
Overnight closures of I-5, I-205 in Salmon Creek next week

07/18/12
New tools ease public reporting of access, ADA accommodation matters

07/18/12
WSDOT reaches settlement with toll vendor ETC

07/17/12
South-end viaduct replacement will wrap up one year early, on budget

07/13/12
Daytime lane closures planned July 17 on US 2 near Stevens Pass.

07/12/12
Lane closures for I-5 widening in Centralia start July 16

07/11/12
Repair work starts July 23 on the US 395/SR20 Columbia River Bridge at Kettle Falls

07/10/12
Annual event brings 10,000 bike riders to Western Washington roadways

07/05/12
Construction on SR 502 begins this week

07/03/12
New I-5 lane opens near Salmon Creek, July 4

06/29/12
Attempted metal theft shuts down electronic highway signs and cameras on I-5

06/29/12
State ferries on-time performance tops 98 percent

06/26/12
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Wednesday

06/25/12
Newest and smallest ferry vessel named Sanpoil

06/22/12
Six months into SR 520 tolling: Traffic and revenue on track

06/20/12
New US 97 bridge to help drivers and wildlife share the road

06/19/12
Cantwell, Murray, McMorris Rodgers Announce $10 Million USDOT Grant for North Spokane Corridor

06/18/12
Weigh station innovations saving truckers time

06/15/12
Report: Freight haulers say congestion results in lost jobs

06/11/12
Gov. Gregoire awards students' top prize in statewide transportation art and essay contest

06/11/12
State funds available for freight rail projects that keep economy chugging with jobs, trade

06/07/12
Roadway safety funding benefits 40 Washington cities

06/06/12
A boatload of dirt: Crews break ground on massive pit for SR 99 tunnel boring machine

06/05/12
Crews open new bridge and ramps at SR 500 and St. Johns Blvd. Saturday, June 9

05/30/12
Tolls increase July 1 on Tacoma Narrows and SR 520 bridges

05/30/12
West Coast Electric Highway Expands to Washington, Now Extends to Canadian Border

05/25/12
Chinook Pass opens in time for Memorial Day weekend

05/25/12
Washington No. 1 ‘Bicycle-Friendly State’ five years running

05/23/12
Secretary Hammond's statement regarding WSDOT's Drug and Alcohol Policy

05/21/12
Know before you go: long weekend could mean long waits

05/18/12
Repair work to delay float-out of SR 520 bridge pontoons

05/18/12
I-5 paving between Kalama and Woodland starts May 21

05/15/12
SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct to close this weekend, May 18-21

05/14/12
New lane coming to busy I-205 exit at Salmon Creek

05/10/12
SR 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway reopens May 12

05/10/12
SR 20 The North Cascades Highway reopened today at noon

05/02/12
Surplus properties go on the auction block

04/30/12
WSDOT awards contract for I-5 congestion relief in Centralia

04/18/12
Show your support for Washington’s road workers – Go Orange for Work Zone Safety

04/17/12
Emergency culvert replacement ahead of schedule in Winlock

04/10/12
Emergency culvert replacement moves forward on SR 505 in Winlock

04/10/12
WSDOT begins new toll enforcement program

04/09/12
New roundabouts, local road improvements coming to Ridgefield Junction

04/06/12
Emergency repairs begin on damaged culvert beneath SR 505 in Winlock

04/02/12
Construction resumes on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

03/29/12
Federal funds sought for emergency road repairs

03/29/12
US 2 reduced to one lane for five days next week in Sultan

03/27/12
Grant funding available for community projects that improve conditions for bicycling, walking

03/22/12
North Cascades Highway clearing starts March 26

03/21/12
Studded tire deadline moved to April 16

03/20/12
State’s TIGER IV applications support increased mobility, travel choices and international trade

03/15/12
Federal Railroad Administration, WSDOT and Seattle kick off next phase of King Street Station restoration

03/15/12
Not Good to Go! yet? Your toll bill is in the mail

03/08/12
Learn about plans for a new I-205 interchange during April 12 open house

03/01/12
Second half of SR 14 project brings big changes March 9

02/29/12
Procession honoring fallen WSP Trooper Thursday

02/29/12
700 tons of girders halt traffic on SR 500, St. Johns Boulevard next week

02/28/12
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Wednesday

02/21/12
Expert panel confirms viaduct replacement on schedule, on budget

02/01/12
Statewide meetings kick off disparity study

01/25/12
WSDOT seeking projects for the Safe Routes to School Program

01/24/12
New SR 105 bridge frees traffic and fish

01/19/12
WSDOT and WSP face challenging circumstances as they work to keep roadways open, passable

01/19/12
Road crews continue clearing roads of snow and storm debris

01/19/12
Entire state feeling impact from ice storm

01/18/12
Ice storm impacting travel; trees down on some roadways

01/18/12
Roadway warning from WSDOT: Watch for ice

01/17/12
Severe weather could mean treacherous road conditions

01/13/12
Decision time: Stock up, slow down for weekend storm

01/12/12
First toll bills sent to SR 520 Pay By Mail customers

01/05/12
I-5 Mellen Street project open house Jan. 12

01/03/12
Girder settings mark milestones on SR 14 and SR 500 projects