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SR 20 between Marblemount and Newhalem closed intermittently this week for emergency repairs

Posted 12/06/2021

MARBLEMOUNT – Travelers should prepare for lengthy daytime closures and delays this week on State Route 20, North Cascades Highway as Washington State Department of Transportation crews begin to assess the significant flood damage at milepost 113.7 just west of Sky Creek between Marblemount and Newhalem.

Construction on the US 97 roundabout in Toppenish complete

Posted 12/03/2021

TOPPENISH – The first roundabout on the US 97 corridor is complete. In July, the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews began construction of the two-lane roundabout on US 97 at McDonald/Becker Road in Toppenish.

WSDOT provides I-405/SR 167 project updates via virtual meeting with Executive Advisory Group

Posted 11/30/2021

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.

Single lane closed on Koontz Road bridge over I-5 near Napavine, until further notice

Posted 11/29/2021

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.

Upper SR 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway closes for the winter on Dec. 1

Posted 11/22/2021

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.

Plan ahead for early December overnight closures of I-5 in Tacoma

Posted 11/22/2021

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

Posted 11/19/2021

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.

Planning ahead is the perfect recipe for stress free holiday travel

Posted 11/18/2021

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.

Stay up to date with state ferry schedules if traveling for Thanksgiving

Posted 11/18/2021

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.

Statewide 4-year program of multimodal transportation projects ready for public review

Posted 11/16/2021

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.

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.