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Help wanted: Public input sought for Washington’s intercity bus system

Posted 06/20/2024

OLYMPIA – The Travel Washington Intercity Bus Program is exploring how to improve connections across the state to make service more accessible, reliable, and convenient. Now the program is counting on the public’s feedback to help build both its near- and long-term future.

SR 542 Road to Artist Point will open for the season Friday, June 21

Posted 06/20/2024

The final 2.7 miles of State Route 542/Mount Baker Highway, also known as the Road to Artist Point, will open for the summer season at 8 a.m. Friday, June 21. The scenic highway is opening a week earlier than 2023.

New US 101 Elwha River Bridge scheduled to open following nine-day closure of US 101

Posted 06/18/2024

PORT ANGELES – Crews are in the homestretch to open a new bridge over the Elwha River on US 101 west of Port Angeles.

SR 108 near Kamilche closes to all traffic 3 separate times in July, August

Posted 06/17/2024

KAMILCHE – After the Fourth of July, both directions of State Route 108 west of Kamilche will close three separate times for a fish barrier removal project.

Let’s celebrate! Next section of the Children of the Sun Trail to open Friday, June 21

Posted 06/14/2024

SPOKANE – A community celebration is planned for the Children of the Sun Trail from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Wildhorse Park located at 3717 N. Ralph St. in Spokane. This event is to celebrate opening the new section of the trail and celebrate the community collaboration that took place during the design and pre…

Weekend repairs coming to westbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge June 15-16

Posted 06/10/2024

TACOMA – Travelers crossing toward Gig Harbor should plan for lane closures, delays 4 a.m. Saturday, June 15 until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Crews will close the two right lanes of the westbound span to repair a bridge joint.

Preservation work coming to 4 state highways in 4 western Washington counties this summer

Posted 06/06/2024

OLYMPIA – There are four pavement preservation projects in western Washington this summer.

June 17 open house highlights two roundabouts coming to SR 500 in east Clark County

Posted 06/06/2024

CAMAS – The public can glimpse the future of two newly designed intersections in eastern Clark County at an open house scheduled for Monday, June 17, at Camas High School.

State ferries systemwide meetings scheduled for mid-June

Posted 06/04/2024

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries will host two virtual public meetings to share the latest updates about crewing, hybrid-electric vessels and efforts to restore service.

Two-way travel on new South 216th Street bridge in SeaTac resumes Wednesday, June 5

Posted 06/03/2024

SEATAC – A new, wider and longer South 216th Street bridge across Interstate 5 in SeaTac will open to both directions of traffic on Wednesday, June 5.

Construction crews working on the Washington State Department of Transportation’s State Route 509 Completion Project are nearly done building the…

166,800 electric vehicle

registrations in Washington in 2023, up from 114,600 in 2022.

87 wetland compensation sites

actively monitored on 918 acres in 2023.

25,000 safe animal crossings

in the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area since 2014.