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Westbound I-82 near Wapato is open after embankment failure repairs

Posted 02/23/2024

WAPATO – Westbound Interstate 82 near Wapato opened to traffic on Saturday, Feb. 24. Travelers on westbound I-82 will experience minor delays for a single-lane closure to allow construction equipment to access the work zone. Eastbound I-82 repairs will take a bit longer and that section is tentatively scheduled to…

Two nights of single-lane traffic on I-5 in Tukwila; southbound on Friday Feb. 23; northbound Saturday

Posted 02/22/2024

TUKWILA – Both directions of Interstate 5 near Southcenter will be reduced to one lane from late evening to midday the following day this weekend in staggered emergency work to replace broken concrete panels. The southbound I-5 lane reduction will occur Friday night through Saturday morning; the northbound work will…

SR 520 across Lake Washington closes for weekend beginning Friday night, Feb. 23

Posted 02/21/2024

SEATTLE – Drivers traveling across Lake Washington should plan ahead for a weekend State Route 520 closure.

Long-term closure of westbound I-90 HOV lane, 142nd Place Southeast HOV on-ramp in Bellevue starts Feb. 26

Posted 02/20/2024

BELLEVUE – The westbound I-90 HOV lane between 142nd Place Southeast and I-405 will close for up to two years starting at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. A long-term closure of the HOV on-ramp from 142nd Place Southeast to westbound I-90 starts at the same time. This work is part of the Sunset Creek fish passage project.…

WSDOT tentatively plans to reopen westbound I-82 near Wapato by Feb. 23 after embankment failure

Posted 02/19/2024

Westbound Interstate 82 near Wapato is tentatively scheduled to reopen to traffic by Friday, Feb. 23, after an embankment failure near the eastbound lanes closed the highway a week ago. Eastbound I-82 is tentatively scheduled to reopen Friday, March 1.

Both directions of I-82 near Wapato now closed due to damaged irrigation culvert, embankment failure

Posted 02/16/2024

WAPATO – Both directions of Interstate 82 near Wapato are closed until further notice following the discovery on Monday, Feb. 12 of an embankment failure near the eastbound lanes.

Eastbound SR 16 to close over two nights near Purdy

Posted 02/09/2024

PURDY – Travelers who use eastbound SR 16 near Purdy will detour via the SR 302 Spur/Purdy Drive over two nights Feb. 23-24.

Thinking globally, acting locally: South Korean delegation visits us

Posted 02/06/2024

While we may be an ocean apart, Washington state and South Korea have a lot more in common than you may think. We both have many miles of bike lanes, pedestrian trails, tunneled highways, toll roads, and yes, even roundabouts.

To the left: traffic shift ahead on I-5 in Fife

Posted 02/02/2024

FIFE - To the left, to the left, lanes are shifting to the left as a construction work zone on Interstate 5 at the Fife curve undergoes a transformation soon.

Working through the January blues by reaching a fish passage job milestone in Grays Harbor County

Posted 02/01/2024

As January, the Monday of months, comes to a close, we are making big progress on a fish barrier removal project in Grays Harbor County.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.