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Public input needed to finalize the Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail route

Posted 06/21/2022

The public is invited to weigh in on options for the future Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail route between downtown Tacoma and Fife. The online open house provides information on two options to connect the trail from the intersection of Pacific Highway East and Port of Tacoma Road to the intersection of State Route…

Emergency repairs to begin on US 101 south of Forks in Clallam County

Posted 06/17/2022

FORKS – Long-awaited repairs to a stretch of road on US 101 just south of Bogachiel State Park in Clallam County will start on June 20.

Preview the final stage of the SR 9 and SR 204 improvement project in Lake Stevens at online open house

Posted 06/13/2022

This summer, the third stage of the years-long project to build four new roundabouts between the State Route 9 and State Route 204 intersections near Frontier Village in Lake Stevens will begin.

Main Street Bridge in downtown Bellevue to close Monday morning, June 13

Posted 06/09/2022

BELLEVUE – Travelers in downtown Bellevue should prepare for a long-term bridge closure starting the morning of Monday, June 13.

Washington’s litter prevention campaign aims to curb roadside debris

Posted 06/06/2022

Every year, more than 12 million pounds of litter ends up on Washington’s roadways and up to 40% - almost 5 million pounds - comes from unsecured cargo blowing out of trucks and cars.

One down, one to go! First of two emergency slide repair projects wrap up on SR 112 in Clallam County

Posted 06/03/2022

PORT ANGELES – After nine weeks of construction, the Washington State Department of Transportation has reopened State Route 112 at milepost 32 near Jim Creek in Clallam County.

Washington State Ferries hosting virtual meetings on June 14 and 15, ahead of peak summer service

Posted 06/02/2022

SEATTLE – Ferry riders, commuters and terminal neighbors are invited to attend one of two upcoming Washington State Ferries virtual public meetings to hear updates and ask questions about the ferry system.

New roadway surface coming to SR 7 in Tacoma and Spanaway this summer

Posted 05/31/2022

Starting Monday, June 6, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will remove and replace almost 10 miles of worn asphalt on both directions of SR 7 in two separate work zones. Two work zones cover 10 miles starting near SR 507 and from SR 512 to South 38th Street.

SR 109 between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores reduced to one-way alternating traffic

Posted 05/25/2022

Travelers who use State Route 109 between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores will want to plan for additional travel time. Until further notice, a 25-mph speed limit and one-way alternating traffic is in place approaching Grass Creek Bridge.  

Three ferry routes back at pre-pandemic service levels for start of busy season

Posted 05/24/2022

SEATTLE – May is the start of the busy travel season for Washington State Ferries. Service has returned to pre-pandemic levels on the Seattle/Bainbridge, Mukilteo/Clinton and Anacortes/San Juan Islands routes. However, people driving on board should still plan for long waits across the system over Memorial Day weekend.

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.