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State ferries says, ‘Welcome aboard for free!’ to youth

Posted 09/29/2022

SEATTLE – Some say the best things in life are free. If you’re age 18 or younger, that will soon include a ride aboard Washington State Ferries.

Changes coming to westbound SR 16 near Purdy

Posted 09/29/2022

Weather permitting, as early as Sunday, Oct. 9, construction crews will move two westbound lanes of SR 16 towards the median near Purdy. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph from the current 60 mph between milepost 17.15 and milepost 18.

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

Posted 09/28/2022

BELLEVUE – The public is invited to attend a virtual meeting with the I-405/SR 167 Corridor Program Executive Advisory Group.

Nighttime closures of northbound I-5 planned Sept. 28-29 to remove damaged SR 506 overpass near Toledo

Posted 09/28/2022

Over the last 14 months, the closure of State Route 506 over Interstate 5 near Toledo has forced people to take the long way home. Following a bridge strike to the northbound span of the overpass by an over height load on Thursday, Sept. 22, the damaged overpass will remain closed to travelers until further notice.

Weekend Update: Full SR 520 closure across the lake planned, Southbound I-5 lane and ramp closed near West Seattle Bridge

Posted 09/28/2022

SEATTLE – Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes for trips across Lake Washington and southbound Interstate 5 in Seattle. Beginning Friday night, Sept. 30, State Route 520 will close across the lake and southbound I-5 will have closures near the off-ramp to Columbian Way and the West Seattle Bridge.

Work to widen SR 14 between I-205 and SE 164th Avenue in Vancouver begins week of Oct. 3

Posted 09/27/2022

Work to improve travel times and ease congestion on State Route 14 between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue is about to begin.

Work to replace damaged SR 506 bridge over southbound I-5 continues, Sept. 27

Posted 09/23/2022

Over the last 13 months, the closure of State Route 506 over Interstate 5 near Toledo has forced people to take the long way home. Following a bridge strike to the northbound span of the overpass on Thursday, Sept. 22, the overpass will remain closed to travelers until further notice.

Answering your most common questions about why we do so much weekend summer work

Posted 09/23/2022

Fall has arrived and with it, thoughts of winter start creeping into our heads. At the same time, road workers are busily trying to get as much done as they can before the wet, cold weather arrives.

WSDOT Aviation accepting applications for new Sustainable Aviation Grant

Posted 09/23/2022

The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division is currently accepting applications for a grant program for airports to establish sustainable aviation projects for airports.

Design chosen for the new SR 500 pedestrian/bicycle crossing at NE 54th Avenue/NE Stapleton Road in Vancouver

Posted 09/22/2022

Thanks to input from the community, the Washington State Department of Transportation has picked the design for the new SR 500 pedestrian/bicycle crossing at NE 54th Avenue/NE Stapleton Road.

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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.