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TOUTLE – Travelers have just a few more days left to enjoy the scenic views of Mount St. Helens from the higher elevations of State Route 504, also known as Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, before it closes for the winter.
TACOMA – Travelers planning to use Interstate 5 through Tacoma overnight on Dec. 2-4 will want to plan ahead and take alternate routes to avoid delays.
From decades of planning to reality – a new highway from I-5 to the Port of Tacoma is now within sight
TACOMA – The Washington State Department of Transportation’s State Route167 Completion Project reached an important milestone this week with the selection of the “apparent best value” contractor for the design-build contract to build a new highway connecting Interstate 5 and SR 509 near the Port of Tacoma.
OLYMPIA – Whether heading across the state or just across town this Thanksgiving weekend, there’s a good chance of encountering extra traffic and congestion. Which is why holiday travel prep is so important.
SEATTLE – Thanksgiving travelers planning a state ferry ride over the holiday weekend should prepare for busy holiday sailings and keep updated with the latest sailing schedules online. If crewing allows, more daily sailings may be added on routes operating reduced service.
OLYMPIA – A compilation of prioritized transportation improvements projects is now ready for public review and comment. More than 1,300 statewide transportation improvement projects using $4.5 billion in federal funds are included in the 2022-2025 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP for short.
Full closure of SR 520 and the Montlake Bridge planned for Nov. 20-21 weekend; closures begin late Friday night
SEATTLE – Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes for trips across Lake Washington and through Montlake, Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21, as both State Route 520 and the Montlake Bridge will be closed all weekend.
PORT ANGELES – Update: Following an in-depth inspection, the Washington State Department of Transportation has reopened the US 101 Elwha River Bridge to all travelers the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 17.
KENT – Construction is now underway on a major project to complete the unfinished State Route 509 in south King County, adding 3 miles of new highway that will connect SR 509 to Interstate 5.
SEATTLE – At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all operating Washington State Ferries vessels underway will sound their whistles in tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.