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Pack your patience if boarding a state ferry in a vehicle for Thanksgiving travel

Posted 11/21/2022

SEATTLE – Travelers planning a state ferry ride over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend should be prepared for long waits if boarding in a vehicle. In addition, all riders should regularly check online sailing schedules, as some timetables are dependent on staffing.

Flagship state ferry terminal building opens on Seattle waterfront – just in time for Thanksgiving travel

Posted 11/18/2022

SEATTLE - Washington State Ferries started welcoming Bremerton and Bainbridge Island route passengers to the newly completed terminal building at Colman Dock today, Nov. 18.

10-week closure of SR 109 Grass Creek Bridge in Grays Harbor County begins Dec. 1 for repairs

Posted 11/17/2022

HOQUIAM - Starting Dec. 1, State Route 109 Grass Creek Bridge near Hoquiam will close to all travelers for up to 10 weeks. During the repairs, travelers will follow a signed 13-mile detour using US 101, Ocean Beach Road and Powell Road.

I-405 Main Street overpass in downtown Bellevue to partially reopen Sunday, Nov. 20

Posted 11/17/2022

BELLEVUE – After a five-month-long closure, the Main Street overpass across Interstate 405 in downtown Bellevue will partially reopen to one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Multimodal and time saving improvements coming for people in the vicinity of I-405/NE 85th in Kirkland

Posted 11/16/2022

KIRKLAND – Multimodal access, connectivity, and time saving improvements for people who walk and bike in Kirkland’s Northeast 85th Street area, and drive or use transit along Interstate 405, took a big step forward today, Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Southbound I-5 project in Seattle completes major work from I-90 to Spokane Street

Posted 11/15/2022

SEATTLE - Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation finished their final weekend-long lane reduction Sunday, Nov. 13, concluding major work on the project.

Planning ahead is the “secret ingredient” for stress-free holiday travel

Posted 11/14/2022

OLYMPIA - Washingtonians planning to travel to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, will want to plan now for winter weather and expect delays on most major routes.

Northbound I-5 closing overnight near Toledo, Nov. 21

Posted 11/14/2022

TOLEDO - All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 near Toledo will be closed overnight Monday, Nov. 21, as contractor crews work to replace the State Route 506 overpass.

Upper SR 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway closes for the winter on Nov. 10

Posted 11/09/2022

Time is running out to catch one last up-close, panoramic view of Mount St. Helens from the higher elevations of State Route 504, also known as Spirit Lake Memorial Highway.

State ferries to honor veterans with whistle tribute, flying of US military service flags

Posted 11/07/2022

SEATTLE – At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all operating Washington State Ferries vessels underway will sound their whistles in tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. 

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Improved access to 98.2 miles of upstream fish habitat

through 15 fish passage projects in 2021.

28% increase in the value of exports and imports 

from $90.2 billion in 2020 to $115.5 billion in 2021.