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GIG HARBOR – Travelers who use eastbound State Route 16 in Gig Harbor and Tacoma will soon see active ramp meters along the roadway.
The public is invited to participate in an online survey to provide input on a plan to create paths in the lower Yakima Valley called the Heritage Connectivity Trails (HCT). Survey results will help Washington State Department of Transportation and project stakeholders design paths where they are needed most.
SEATTLE – Drivers traveling across Lake Washington should plan ahead for a weekend closure of State Route 520 starting late Friday evening, Sept. 29. The SR 520 closure is from Interstate 5 to 92nd Avenue Northeast in Clyde Hill and lasts from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.
BUCODA – Travelers will need to plan for a night closure along a short segment of State Route 507 south of Bucoda. From 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 to 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, the highway will close to all travelers.
SUMNER – Beginning Oct. 9, a new ramp meter at the 24th Street East on-ramp to northbound State Route 167 in Sumner will activate when congestion builds near Steward Road.
At the beginning of summer, we kicked off a project to repair the machine rooms that help operate the northbound US 101 Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam. Crews will be able to complete the project the week of Sept. 25.
Fueling curiosity: Navigating the future at the PacTrans-WSDOT Summer High School Transportation Camps
They say the choices we make today create the future that we are dreaming of. That’s why we include our younger generations to help us create a better future for transportation in our state!
People traveling to the mountains in search of brilliant fall colors along State Route 410 will want to take an alternate route the first week of October.
PORT ORCHARD – People who use State Route 16 near Port Orchard in Kitsap County will soon see orange construction signs. The signs signal the start of the latest project to remove barriers to fish under state highways.
When Timothy Nored’s motorcycle ran out of gas on Interstate 5 near the 130th Street overpass in Seattle, he was nervous about the potentially dangerous situation. He was partially blocking the carpool lane, had no way to safely cross the freeway to the right shoulder and AAA was 90 minutes away.