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SEATTLE – Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries rebounded from 2020 pandemic numbers by almost 3.3 million customers in 2021 to nearly 17.3 million. The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines and a boost in tourism are the main reasons for the system’s largest year-to-year ridership increase on record.
NORTH BEND – The long-awaited improvement project at the interchange of Interstate 90 and State Route 18 is another step closer to reality following the selection of a contractor.
OLYMPIA – A group of transportation experts and providers, social services organizations, tribes and other stakeholders have worked together to over the past three years to update the Human Services Transportation Plan.
Rising floodwaters close Interstate 5 in Lewis County, mountain passes remain closed due to extreme winter weather and avalanche danger.
DUPONT – Travelers heading north on Interstate 5 through DuPont in Pierce County will see long delays on overnight Saturday, Jan. 8 and through Sunday, Jan. 9.
MCKENNA – Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, community members can learn more about safety improvements at three intersections on State Route 702 and SR 507 during an online open house.
BLACK DIAMOND – To give salmon a direct path upstream, people who drive on State Route 169 will need to make a slight detour starting Friday, Jan. 7. That’s when SR 169 will shift onto a temporary 1,000-foot-long bypass between Black Diamond and Maple Valley.
SEATTLE – Commuters, occasional riders and community members are invited to attend Washington State Ferries’ upcoming virtual community meetings designed to provide updates and answer questions about the ferry system.
PORT ANGELES – Guess who’s back? Salmon and resident fish species have returned to two creeks that run under US 101 in Port Angeles following a $36 million fish barrier correction project.
OLYMPIA – A statewide strategy and needs assessment for people who bike, walk and roll in Washington is now available online.