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BELLEVUE – People who are interested in the Interstate 405/State Route 167 corridor program are invited to participate in an online meeting Thursday, Dec. 2. The Washington State Department of Transportation will host a virtual public meeting with the I-405/SR 167 Corridor Program Executive Advisory Group.
NAPAVINE – Travelers using the Koontz Road overpass across Interstate 5 near Napavine, should expect delays for the foreseeable future following a bridge strike that caused serious damage to the south-facing, northbound span of the bridge.
TOUTLE – Travelers have just a few more days left to enjoy the scenic views of Mount St. Helens from the higher elevations of State Route 504, also known as Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, before it closes for the winter.
TACOMA – Travelers planning to use Interstate 5 through Tacoma overnight on Dec. 2-4 will want to plan ahead and take alternate routes to avoid delays.
From decades of planning to reality – a new highway from I-5 to the Port of Tacoma is now within sight
TACOMA – The Washington State Department of Transportation’s State Route167 Completion Project reached an important milestone this week with the selection of the “apparent best value” contractor for the design-build contract to build a new highway connecting Interstate 5 and SR 509 near the Port of Tacoma.
OLYMPIA – Whether heading across the state or just across town this Thanksgiving weekend, there’s a good chance of encountering extra traffic and congestion. Which is why holiday travel prep is so important.
SEATTLE – Thanksgiving travelers planning a state ferry ride over the holiday weekend should prepare for busy holiday sailings and keep updated with the latest sailing schedules online. If crewing allows, more daily sailings may be added on routes operating reduced service.
OLYMPIA – A compilation of prioritized transportation improvements projects is now ready for public review and comment. More than 1,300 statewide transportation improvement projects using $4.5 billion in federal funds are included in the 2022-2025 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP for short.
Full closure of SR 520 and the Montlake Bridge planned for Nov. 20-21 weekend; closures begin late Friday night
SEATTLE – Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes for trips across Lake Washington and through Montlake, Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21, as both State Route 520 and the Montlake Bridge will be closed all weekend.
PORT ANGELES – Update: Following an in-depth inspection, the Washington State Department of Transportation has reopened the US 101 Elwha River Bridge to all travelers the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 17.