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Community voices needed to plan the future of SR 167

Posted 06/29/2022

The public is invited to provide input on future improvements to State Route 167. Travel along the often-congested highway could be transformed through transportation investments that consider the needs of fast-growing communities along the corridor.

A smoother ride is coming to those who travel SR 500 in Clark County; expect delays during paving

Posted 06/29/2022

CLARK COUNTY– Beginning Tuesday, July 5, travelers should expect delays during paving work on a nearly 10-mile stretch of Fourth Plain Boulevard, also called State Route 500, between Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Leadbetter Road near Camas.

Public invited to comment on the future of safety rest areas in WSDOT’s strategic plan

Posted 06/28/2022

An online open house is now available for travelers, freight haulers, business owners and others to provide feedback on the future of safety rest areas across Washington state.

Independence Day travel rush to bring long waits for people driving onto a ferry

Posted 06/28/2022

SEATTLE – Fourth of July travelers planning a state ferry ride over the holiday weekend should be prepared for long waits if boarding in a vehicle. In addition, all riders should regularly check online sailing schedules, as some timetables are dependent on crewing levels.

I-5 Tacoma construction nears completion with opening of three new northbound lanes

Posted 06/27/2022

Travelers on northbound Interstate 5 through Tacoma have three more lanes to choose from. At 7 a.m. Sunday, June 26, Guy F. Atkinson Construction, working for the Washington State Department of Transportation, opened a new general-purpose lane and two new auxiliary lanes on northbound I-5. The new lanes run from State…

Long-term closure of Chico Way on-ramp to southbound SR 3 near Bremerton

Posted 06/27/2022

Travelers can expect long-term changes at the Chico Way interchange near Bremerton to start this summer. The Washington State Department of Transportation will close the Chico Way on-ramp to southbound State Route 3 as soon as 9 a.m. Monday, July 11. The around-the-clock closure will continue into spring 2023. Signed…

Traveling Independence Day weekend? Plan ahead to avoid delays

Posted 06/27/2022

With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s highly anticipated travel charts are now available to help people plan ahead. The weekend prior to Monday, July 4 is expected to see increased travel on many key routes including Interstate-5, I-90 and ferry service…

Expect big backups during weekend lane closures on SR 303 Warren Avenue Bridge in Bremerton

Posted 06/27/2022

Travelers who use the State Route 303 Warren Avenue Bridge in Bremerton will want to plan for possible miles long backups over three separate weekends in July.

To Revive I-5, we need to work almost every weekend – even Pride and Independence Day

Posted 06/22/2022

It's been a challenging season for replacing expansion joints on southbound Interstate 5 from I-90 to Spokane Street in Seattle.

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…

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.