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Building a better transportation system

The Washington State Department of Transportation is working to build a safer, more durable, effective transportation system for our citizens. All across the state – from Bellingham to Vancouver, Forks to Spokane – we manage hundreds of important transportation projects each year to upgrade or replace aging roads and bridges, increase capacity for carrying people and freight, and create more environmentally sustainable travel options for the public.

You’ve been hearing a lot lately about our efforts to replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct. This is a big, complex undertaking. And as we all know, we’ve encountered some challenges. We are committed to responsibly managing these challenges and completing the work at hand. As we do that, we will continue to be transparent about our progress and challenges along the way.

To that end, we invite you to read a brief newsletter that highlights the many things we accomplished in 2013. Despite the obstacle we currently face, we are making progress, and we expect to see continued progress in 2014.

Click here to read our year in review newsletter (pdf 2.4 Mb)