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12/30/13
January date set for traffic revision on SR 16

12/23/13
Winter weather won't stop progress on Pacific County bridge replacement projects

12/19/13
US 2 No-pedestrian/No-hitchhiking zone expanded on Stevens Pass

12/19/13
Washington aviation system plan update slated for summer 2014

12/19/13
Increased airport funding included in Governor’s proposed transportation budget

12/18/13
WSDOT endorses Urban Street Design Guidelines

12/17/13
Plan your trip with WSF’s newest online tool

12/17/13
Sophomore year of scholarship program helps high school juniors and seniors

12/16/13
Changes proposed for transportation DBE goals

12/16/13
Washington Nissan LEAF owner celebrates 100,000 all-electric miles

12/13/13
Tunnel crews lowering groundwater to get a closer look at what’s blocking Bertha

12/12/13
WSDOT lowers speed limit on US 12 near Rochester

12/12/13
Gird yourselves: Bridge construction reduces I-5 to a single lane Dec. 16

12/10/13
WSDOT Statement on SR 99 Tunneling Machine

12/10/13
Pontoons on parade this week on Lake Washington

12/09/13
Heads up: Major traffic restrictions planned for eastbound SR 16 in January

12/04/13
Still Seattle’s most boring exhibit: SR 99 tunnel information center marks two-year anniversary

12/03/13
North Cascades Highway closes for the winter

12/01/13
Work or play, drivers need to prepare now for Monday afternoon

11/27/13
Improved contracts, more oversight among reforms coming to state’s DBE program

11/27/13
Report shows how WSDOT projects, programs are performing

11/26/13
WSDOT report keys in on multimodal transportation

11/26/13
Don’t let post-Thanksgiving traffic in Seattle gobble up your weekend plans

11/26/13
Speak to ferry system leaders at December community meetings

11/22/13
Drydock in the water: SR 520 coffer cell arrives on Lake Washington

11/21/13
I-405 ramps to westbound SR 520 closed overnight Sunday, Nov. 24

11/21/13
New I-5 auxiliary lane in Lakewood to open in time for turkey

11/21/13
Public invited to comment on Regional Transportation Plan

11/21/13
Holiday weekend travel: Plan ahead, be informed, keep warm, eat turkey

11/20/13
WSF is one step closer to Liquefied Natural Gas propulsion

11/20/13
A tale of two passes: Cayuse closed for the season; Chinook reopens

11/18/13
Washington state’s 4-year program of transportation projects ready for review

11/17/13
Heavy snow and avalanche danger temporarily close Chinook and Cayuse passes

11/15/13
Crews wrap up Chamber Way girder replacement project today, Nov. 15

11/14/13
New chain-up system helps improve safety and efficiency for I-90 drivers

11/14/13
Contractor finishes I-5 Skagit River Bridge retrofit work

11/13/13
Investigation finds human error in Hyak collision

11/13/13
WSDOT finishes painting mile-long Lewis and Clark Bridge

11/12/13
WSDOT asks Mercer Island residents to track I-90 trips

11/12/13
Public invited to learn about improvement options for SR 542/SR 547 intersection in Kendall

11/06/13
New SR 6 Willapa River Bridge taking shape

11/06/13
Advisory group to recommend carpool policy for I-405 express toll lanes

11/05/13
State Route 99 to close this weekend through Seattle

11/05/13
No more bumps in the road: Francis Ave. Bridge opens to traffic soon

11/01/13
Southbound I-5 traffic shifting west Nov. 5 in Centralia

11/01/13
WSDOT Statement on FHWA Report

10/31/13
Public invited to comment on proposed Regional Transportation Plan

10/30/13
16-hour closure of SR 9 in Clearview begins Saturday, Nov. 2

10/29/13
Another round of overnight closures coming to southbound I-205 in Salmon Creek Nov. 4 and 5

10/25/13
Culvert replacement closes SR 142 at the Glenwood Wye, Oct. 28-Nov. 4

10/25/13
Time to trade those sunglasses and sandals for ice scrapers and chains

10/22/13
After 23 years, I-5 North Fork Lewis River bridges finally get a facelift

10/11/13
SR 520 pontoons on the move in October

10/11/13
Daytime paving on SR 9 near Clearview begins Saturday, Oct. 12

10/10/13
First 3 miles on I-90 project east of Snoqualmie Pass complete

10/09/13
Independent review of mega projects released

10/07/13
Washington celebrates Walk to School Day Oct. 9

10/07/13
More public input needed on I-90 tolling proposal

10/05/13
Third cycle of SR 520 pontoons complete in Aberdeen

09/30/13
WSDOT seeks comment on proposed outreach process

09/30/13
Semiannual Alaskan Way Viaduct inspection, utility work to close SR 99 through Seattle this weekend

09/30/13
New roundabout in Liberty Lake just around the corner

09/30/13
SR 520 construction crane, barges drift from work zone during high winds

09/30/13
Road to Artist Point on Mount Baker closes for winter today

09/30/13
Mukilteo project wins environmental recognition

09/27/13
520 bridge Pontoon W returns to Lake Washington

09/27/13
A game-plan a must if traveling over Snoqualmie Pass this weekend

09/25/13
Volunteers needed to count bicyclists and walkers

09/25/13
Road to Artist Point closing for week of tree removal beginning Sept. 30

09/24/13
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meeting Sept. 25

09/23/13
WSDOT enlists State Patrol assistance in detour safety

09/19/13
WSDOT launches study to evaluate investments in the state’s aviation system

09/18/13
Advisory group reviews carpool options for I-405 express toll lanes

09/18/13
Fall brings a new ferry schedule and fare increases

09/18/13
Westbound SR 520 closures planned for weeknights in September and October

09/16/13
Northbound I-5 expansion joint work finishes early in Seattle

09/15/13
In with the new: Permanent I-5 Skagit River Bridge replacement opens to traffic

09/15/13
SR 162 reopens 18 hours early following successful culvert replacement

09/15/13
SR 520 re-opens after big construction weekend

09/13/13
US 2 reopened this afternoon after installation of a new bridge west of Leavenworth

09/13/13
Bickford Avenue’s US 2 overpass near Snohomish to open Sept. 16

09/13/13
Nighttime closures of I-5 and Chamber Way scheduled for next week

09/12/13
SR 20 North Cascades Highway reopens

09/11/13
New ramp metering to help provide better I-405 traffic flow

09/11/13
WSDOT publishes 50th quarterly performance report

09/11/13
SR 520 Pontoon W key cracks repaired

09/10/13
Weekend closure of SR 9 begins Friday night near Whatcom-Skagit county line

09/10/13
Summer’s last construction closures plus major events mean a busy weekend for Seattle-area drivers

09/10/13
Mark your calendars: Two changes on the schedule for I-5 and I-205 in Salmon Creek this September

09/10/13
Big changes coming to northbound I-205, Sept. 11

09/09/13
Current schedule has I-5 Skagit River Bridge span sliding into place Saturday night

09/06/13
Mudslides close SR 20 North Cascades Highway through the weekend; Reopening date to be determined next week

09/06/13
Week-long US 2 closure near Leavenworth starts Sept. 8

09/06/13
Expect narrow lanes and delays on Chamber Way starting Monday, Sept. 9

09/05/13
Repairs to close the SR 529 Snohomish River Bridge Sunday through Thursday nights

09/05/13
SR 116 Portage Canal Bridge restrictions and possible closure scheduled Friday, Sept. 6

09/05/13
Attention airports: Four chances in September to hear about WSDOT program updates and new initiatives

09/04/13
Convergence zone: Next two weekends a busy time for local highway construction, events – and traffic

09/04/13
Two more closures lead up to a big opening at the new US 2 Bickford Avenue interchange near Snohomish

09/03/13
Weekend closure on SR 162 sends motorists along a six-mile detour

08/30/13
Single file, please: Daytime lane closures coming to SR 14 in Skamania County

08/27/13
Work to replace damaged Chamber Way bridge girder begins Aug. 28

08/27/13
Slide to the left: Lane shift on I-205 in Salmon Creek starts Thursday, Aug. 29

08/26/13
Call for volunteers: Help tally Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

08/26/13
New roundabouts on SR 92 in Lake Stevens now open

08/23/13
Repairs complete, SR 520 pontoon headed home

08/22/13
Be in the know before you go: travel tools available for Labor Day weekend

08/21/13
New website highlights history of the 520 corridor

08/21/13
Second and final stage of I-5 widening project underway

08/21/13
SR 520 floating bridge, highway closing one direction at a time, five times in August and September

08/20/13
Week-long US 2 closure near Leavenworth starts Sept. 8

08/20/13
WSDOT reduces SR 106 to one lane near Twanoh State Park for culvert work

08/19/13
Work starts on landslide solutions for Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor

08/19/13
SR 20 the North Cascades Highway reopened to traffic

08/18/13
SR 20 North Cascades Highway to reopen Monday

08/16/13
Bridge construction reduces US 101 to single lane over Middle Nemah River

08/15/13
No access to West Seattle Freeway during Highway 99 closure in SODO Friday

08/14/13
Temporary repairs under way on US 101 near Artic

08/14/13
Plan ahead for increased drive times on US 101 near Shelton

08/13/13
Girders weighing as much as a space shuttle prepare to launch at Skagit River Bridge

08/12/13
Weekend closures on Eastside highways in the rearview mirror

08/12/13
SR 92 near Lake Stevens to close Aug. 18 – 24 for roundabout construction

08/11/13
Plan ahead for increased travel times Sunday afternoon as work continues in Bellevue and Renton

08/09/13
SR 6 Willapa River Bridge limited to single-lane traffic for three months beginning Aug. 12

08/08/13
Get ready: two days until weekend closures at SR 167/I-405 interchange in Renton, northbound I-405 in Bellevue

08/07/13
Public invited to WSDOT open house about SR 305 Suquamish Way intersection improvements

08/06/13
Port of Seattle Commission approves funding for Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

08/05/13
SR 167/I-405 interchange in Renton and northbound I-405 through Bellevue closed this weekend

08/05/13
I-5 exit to SR 7 in Tacoma closing for nine weeks

07/31/13
Public feedback sought on state goals for meeting federal requirements on some transit projects

07/31/13
Heave ho! Massive SR 522 bridge girders launched over Snohomish River near Monroe

07/30/13
Bertha starts digging: tunneling underway in Seattle

07/30/13
New planes, similar closures of I-90 bridge during Seafair

07/30/13
Costs for SR 520 pontoon repairs announced

07/29/13
Second of two girder settings closes southbound I-205 in Salmon Creek July 31 - Aug. 1

07/29/13
New Keller Ferry vessel to be celebrated and begin service in August

07/28/13
Fire on Satus Pass keeps US 97 closed for the next several days

07/26/13
Eight is great – new SR 520 pontoons to float out this weekend in Tacoma

07/26/13
Wildfire keeps US 97 closed between Toppenish and Goldendale

07/25/13
New US 101 Bone River Bridge opens to traffic July 25

07/24/13
Additional bike storage available on Amtrak Cascades

07/24/13
Northbound I-5 reduced to two lanes through Ridgefield, July 26 - Aug. 2

07/24/13
Ready, set, close eastbound SR 18 in Auburn for repairs July 26-29

07/24/13
More work coming to the I-5 Skagit River Bridge this fall

07/23/13
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets July 24

07/22/13
New ramp meters to bring I-5 congestion relief to south King County

07/20/13
Bon voyage party for Bertha draws 5,000 to SR 99 tunnel site

07/19/13
Learn about I-5 widening and Chamber Way girder replacement projects July 25

07/17/13
Better than blue suede shoes: I-5 expansion joint and ramp repairs in Seattle

07/15/13
WSDOT installs additional signs to keep heavy vehicles off aging SR 508 bridge

07/15/13
High five: SR 520, northbound I-405 in Bellevue reopen after major weekend work

07/14/13
Heavy congestion expected Sunday afternoon as work continues on SR 520, northbound I-405

07/12/13
Construction begins on permanent I-5 Skagit River span

07/11/13
Southbound I-5 reduced to a single lane for pavement repair north of Burlington

07/11/13
Prepare for weekend closures of northbound I-405 and SR 520 near Bellevue

07/09/13
Say bon voyage to Bertha: SR 99 tunneling machine starts digging in late July

07/08/13
Weekend closure coming to SR 9 near Whatcom-Skagit county line

07/08/13
SR 520 bridge, northbound I-405 near downtown Bellevue to close July 13-14

07/05/13
I-5 paving kicks off July 8 in north Clark County

07/03/13
Crews complete repairs on damaged 520 bridge anchor cable

07/02/13
Smoother ride coming to SR 531 near Arlington Airport this summer

07/01/13
Mount Baker Highway opens to Artist Point

06/28/13
Repairs underway on damaged 520 bridge anchor cable

06/27/13
1,500 miles, zero gallons of gas: International electric-vehicle rally kicks off Saturday, June 29

06/26/13
WSDOT crews discover damaged anchor cable on existing SR 520 floating bridge

06/25/13
Working through the weekends for summer construction

06/25/13
Girder setting closes southbound I-205 in Salmon Creek nightly, June 30-July 2

06/21/13
WSDOT’s grant program assists Darrington Airport with emergency sinkhole repair

06/21/13
Apple Capital Loop Trail’s future settled by transfer

06/20/13
New I-5 exit to South 38th St. opens five weeks early

06/20/13
Connection from old to new SR 520 floating bridge begins this summer

06/19/13
Keller ferry route service to be disrupted for 5 weeks starting on July 8 for terminal construction

06/18/13
Temporary Seattle-Bellingham Amtrak Cascades service ends as I-5 reopens

06/18/13
Skagit River Bridge to open on Wednesday

06/18/13
WSDOT wraps up final work on SR 14 widening project

06/13/13
WSDOT awards contract for replacing damaged Chamber Way bridge girder

06/12/13
Keller ferry route service to be disrupted for 5 weeks starting on July 8 for terminal construction

06/12/13
Public invited to learn about passenger-rail improvements coming to Cowlitz County

06/12/13
Apple Capital Loop Trail’s future settled by transfer

06/11/13
Streamlining process nets WSDOT an Environmental Excellence Award

06/10/13
Crews on track to reopen I-5 Skagit River Bridge in mid-June

06/07/13
State seeks TIGER V grants to improve mobility in the Puget Sound area

06/07/13
Construction begins on three new roundabouts in Puget Sound area

06/07/13
SR 522 rock blasting complete ahead of schedule

06/06/13
Red light warning signs turn on Monday

06/06/13
SR 520 pontoons readying for a busy summer

06/06/13
Creative ideas for Snoqualmie Pass wildlife crossings win scholarships for 2 high school students

06/05/13
New Satus Creek Bridge project on US 97 nearing completion

06/05/13
Rehabilitation work underway on I-205 corridor

06/05/13
Final environmental study for Mukilteo Ferry Terminal released June 5

06/04/13
Next steps for I-5 Skagit River bridge to be presented June 6 in Burlington

06/04/13
Governor declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Washington state

06/03/13
Summer fun means more rides on Washington state ferries

06/03/13
Reminder: Girder setting closes I-5 in Salmon Creek June 7-10

05/31/13
Face time with Bertha: last day above ground for massive tunneling cutterhead

05/31/13
Methow Airport radio frequency remains at 122.8

05/30/13
New Amtrak Cascades trains to roll between Seattle and Bellingham beginning Friday, May 31

05/29/13
Talk to ferry system leaders at June community meetings

05/28/13
SR 520 closed May 31 to June 3 for construction

05/26/13
Governor Inslee announces I-5 bridge replacement plan

05/24/13
Amtrak, WSDOT and BNSF Plan Additional Train Service to Help after I-5 Bridge Collapse - Sound Transit will provide rail cars between Seattle and Bellingham

05/24/13
WSDOT accepting applications for new round of airport grants

05/23/13
I-5 bridge investigation continues; detour available Friday morning

05/23/13
Different kind of airport delay may slow travel on SR 518 near Sea-Tac this summer

05/17/13
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program disparity study now online

05/17/13
SR 410 Chinook Pass opens for summer travel

05/17/13
SR 28 between Ephrata, Soap Lake earns its stripes

05/17/13
Know before you go: Holiday weekend means more travelers, longer travel times

05/16/13
Smoother ride coming to southbound I-5 between Lynnwood and Shoreline

05/15/13
SR 520 pontoon progress and May movements

05/14/13
Ready for Bertha: SR 99 tunnel’s launch pit complete

05/09/13
SR 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway reopens May 11

05/09/13
Plan ahead: I-5 closed in Salmon Creek June 7-10

05/07/13
West Seattle Bridge interchange expansion joint work complete, almost

05/03/13
Students celebrate national Bike to School Day May 8

05/02/13
Ahoy! Boating season means more bridge openings

05/01/13
6-time champ Washington leads pack again as ‘Bicycle-Friendly State’

05/03/13
Plan ahead for delays next week on SR 14 in western Skamania County

04/30/13
SR 171/Broadway Ave. pedestrian safety project open house coming May 2

04/29/13
Second cycle of SR 520 pontoons leave the Aberdeen casting basin

04/24/13
Ferry fares increase for peak season starting May 1

04/22/13
Earth Day forecast: sustainable transportation

04/19/13
Detours coming in May to the Sen. Geo. Sellar Bridge

04/19/13
Drivers beginning to see US 101 in a whole new light

04/17/13
Public invited to learn about plans for a new roundabout on SR 9 in Marysville

04/16/13
SR 520 closed April 19-22 for construction

04/16/13
SR 20 North Cascades Highway reopened at 1 p.m.

04/16/13
April 26 weekend closure of westbound SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge delayed

04/11/13
Work zone safety refresher: see orange, slow down

04/08/13
3-month closure of southbound I-5 exit to Tacoma Mall starts April 20

04/08/13
First mile of Guide Meridian in Bellingham gets a makeover

04/05/13
Emergency closure of northbound I-5 lane north of Stanwood

04/05/13
WSDOT hires program manager for Airport Investment Study

04/05/13
Statement by WSDOT on SR 99 tunneling machine

04/05/13
Take the surprise out of your trip east of Snoqualmie Pass; know before you go

04/03/13
Flashing yellow arrows coming to Raymond

04/01/13
World’s largest tunneling machine arrives by ship in Seattle April 2

04/01/13
Fixing up the joints on northbound I-5, part 2

03/30/13
Northbound I-5 weekend expansion joint replacement halfway done

03/29/13
Automated speed-enforcement cameras coming to I-5 in Lewis County

03/29/13
Rough road ahead: Pavement grinding on SR 14 starts April 1

03/27/13
Work on US 97 wildlife connectivity project resumes April 1

03/26/13
Spring cleaning under way on North Cascades Highway

03/26/13
SR 99 off-ramp in SODO closed Easter weekend

03/25/13
Studded tire deadline approaches as spring arrives

03/25/13
Repair work to close lanes on northbound I-5 near downtown Seattle

03/22/13
Construction blooms again on SR 14 next week

03/21/13
Drivers should expect a busy first weekend of spring

03/19/13
Eastbound SR 520 closed this weekend for construction

03/19/13
SR 99 tunneling machine sets sail for Seattle

03/18/13
Painting crews back in action on Lewis and Clark Bridge

03/15/13
WSDOT introduces airport grant assurances

03/15/13
SR 99 tunnel contractor to host March 28 contracting event for disadvantaged firms

03/15/13
Postponed: SR 520 closure March 15-18

03/15/13
Crews pouring concrete for new I-5 bridge Monday, March 18

03/14/13
Transportation Secretary Peterson calls for mega project review

03/13/13
Spring brings more service for state ferry passengers

03/13/13
New bridges get green light to replace snowshed east of Snoqualmie Pass

03/12/13
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets March 13

03/11/13
WSDOT responds to possible airport tower closures

03/11/13
Investigation finds human error in Walla Walla motor failure

03/11/13
Salmon Creek interchange still swimming upstream

03/08/13
Community invited to discuss SR 243 improvements

03/07/13
North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 25

03/07/13
Aurora Bridge now better prepared for a major earthquake

03/07/13
SR 529 Ebey Slough Bridge closed this weekend

03/06/13
New US 101 bridge over Bone River taking shape

03/06/13
SR 99 tunneling machine almost set for trip to Seattle

03/04/13
Amtrak Cascades one step closer to faster, more frequent service

03/04/13
Six weeks of lane closures in store for I-205 drivers in Salmon Creek

03/04/13
WSDOT works to wake Cayuse Pass from its winter snooze

02/28/13
Big construction, big event weekend in Seattle

02/27/13
WSDOT requests modification of Methow airport beacon

02/27/13
Construction on new US 195 interchange swings into action

02/27/13
WSDOT requests modification of Methow airport beacon

02/26/13
Semiannual inspection and a sweet run close sections of SR 99 through Seattle this weekend

02/26/13
Advisory group to discuss carpool policy for I-405/SR 167 express toll lanes

02/26/13
WSDOT announces SR 520 pontoon design changes and repairs, results of internal review

02/22/13
State’s first highway LED lights making Olympia brighter

02/22/13
Seattle's Highway 99 timber bridge replacement starts now

02/22/13
Airport investment study tackles funding options

02/14/13
SR 501 restored to two lanes of free-flowing traffic on Feb. 15

02/14/13
Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rate discussion set for Feb. 19

02/13/13
Concrete hits the deck on new I-5 bridge in Centralia

02/11/13
WSDOT to replace and smooth aged pavement on I-405 and SR 518

02/08/13
New look coming to SR 28 between Ephrata and Soap Lake

02/07/13
SR 14 drivers get more elbow room this weekend

02/05/13
New scholarship asks students to design first wildlife crossing east of Snoqualmie Pass

02/05/13
I-5 concrete pavement repair work starts this week in Kent and Seattle’s U-District

02/05/13
SR 285 – South Mission St. single lane closure stretches into another week

02/04/13
WSDOT shares the future of 520 construction

02/02/13
US 97A Knapp’s Hill Tunnel closed Wednesday

02/01/13
Bridge construction takes center stage in Salmon Creek

01/30/13
New web tool steers airport sponsors through the State Capital Improvement Program

01/30/13
SR 520 closing for construction Friday night to Sunday morning

01/29/13
WSDOT moving public trail during SR 20 bridge work

01/28/13
Jobs float in, SR 520 pontoons float out: Tacoma pontoon construction site boosts local economy

01/25/13
SR 285 – South Mission St. single lane closure coming Monday

01/25/13
30-day comment period on proposed I-90 tolling open through Feb. 22

01/24/13
Rail partners explore mudslide causes, solutions

01/23/13
I-405, SR 167 express toll lanes focus of advisory group

01/18/13
News flash: Flashing yellow arrow signals coming to Woodland and Castle Rock

01/17/13
Three ramps from S. Columbian Way closed this weekend

01/17/13
Demo work resumes on old Nalley Valley viaduct

01/17/13
Landslide repairs begin on SR 501 near Ridgefield

01/13/13
South Tacoma Way expected to reopen for Monday morning's commute

01/11/13
South Tacoma Way to remain closed through Monday morning while demolition plans reviewed

01/10/13
Columbian Way ramp to West Seattle closed this weekend

01/04/13
New I-5 bridge at Blakeslee Junction takes shape

01/03/13
Two ramps to West Seattle to close this weekend

01/03/13
Watch for full I-5 closure at Chamber Way Sunday morning