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Upper SR 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway closes for the winter on Dec. 1

Posted 11/22/2021

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.

Plan ahead for early December overnight closures of I-5 in Tacoma

Posted 11/22/2021

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

Posted 11/19/2021

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.

Planning ahead is the perfect recipe for stress free holiday travel

Posted 11/18/2021

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.

Stay up to date with state ferry schedules if traveling for Thanksgiving

Posted 11/18/2021

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.

Statewide 4-year program of multimodal transportation projects ready for public review

Posted 11/16/2021

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

Posted 11/16/2021

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.

Update: US 101 Elwha River Bridge closed in Clallam County due to flooding

Posted 11/15/2021

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.

SR 509 Completion Project kicks off construction with work along I-5 in south King County

Posted 11/12/2021

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.

Washington State Ferries to honor veterans Thursday with whistle tribute

Posted 11/10/2021

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.

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.