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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.

Learn about upcoming construction work on SR 16, SR 160/Sedgwick Road in Kitsap County

Posted 09/19/2022

PORT ORCHARD – The public will have two opportunities to learn more about an upcoming fish barrier removal project near Port Orchard. The Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting both an online and in-person open house to share plans on removing fish passage barriers in Salmonberry Creek and Blackjack…

Weekend closures – including Friday daytime work – coming to westbound I-90 on Mercer Island this month

Posted 09/15/2022

The next two September weekends will significantly affect traffic on westbound Interstate 90 on the west side of Mercer Island with lane and ramp closures beginning after the Friday morning commute and lasting until early Monday both weeks.

Potential for cancelled Amtrak Cascades trains starting Friday, Sept. 16

Posted 09/14/2022

We’re keeping a close eye on the ongoing freight rail labor contract negotiations and working with our partners at the Oregon Department of Transportation and Amtrak about what this means for our Amtrak Cascades service.

Extended overnight lane reductions and ramp closures planned on I-405 in Bellevue Sept. 15-18

Posted 09/14/2022

BELLEVUE – Travelers on the Eastside should prepare for extended overnight lane reductions and ramp closures on Interstate 405 starting the night of Thursday, Sept. 15, as crews make emergency repairs. The work also will include a 23-hour full closure of I-405, with ramps used as detours.

Work begins on the SR 411 Cowlitz River Bridge in Castle Rock Sept. 20

Posted 09/13/2022

Beginning Monday, Sept. 19, Castle Rock travelers will notice work underway on the State Route 411 Cowlitz River Bridge as initial month-long utility work begins to prepare for the eventual bridge deck replacement project.

WSDOT unveils new-look Statewide Human Services Transportation Plan

Posted 09/09/2022

OLYMPIA – Four years in the making, the updated Human Services Transportation Plan is now available. The report is the handiwork of subject matter experts, transportation providers, social services organizations, tribes, the public and other stakeholders.

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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.