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WSDOT’s safety rest area free coffee program returns May 20

Posted 05/12/2022

OLYMPIA – After more than two years, volunteer groups across the state can once again participate in the state’s free coffee program at selected safety rest areas, providing coffee to the traveling public.

Construction returning to SR 113 near Beaver for slope stabilization work

Posted 05/05/2022

Olympic Peninsula travelers near Beaver will want to plan extra time into their commutes over the next few weeks.

Online open house highlights a busy 2022 construction season on I-90 from North Bend to Ellensburg

Posted 05/04/2022

Approximately seven construction projects through multiple construction areas are slated on I-90 for 2022 through this 75-mile corridor. Delays will primarily occur weekdays. During summer weekends, there are delays as well due to traffic increases on Sundays.

Lane closures coming to Mullan Road bridge over I-90 in Spokane Valley

Posted 05/03/2022

For the first time since its construction in 1975, the Mullan Road bridge is getting a much-needed facelift. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will remove and replace the deteriorating concrete on the bridge deck, preserving the structure and providing a smoother ride to…

Three-week closure of Tacoma intersection starts May 4

Posted 04/29/2022

Travelers headed to the Tacoma Dome or LeMay America’s Car Museum using East 27th Street and East Wiley Street will want to plan for extra travel time. Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the intersection of East 27th Street and East L Street from 5 a.m. on…

Paving, barrier upgrade coming to US 101 in Tumwater, Olympia

Posted 04/28/2022

People who travel south on US 101 in Olympia and Tumwater will soon see orange construction signs, heralding the start of roadway improvements.

WSDOT provides I-405/SR 167 project updates via virtual meeting with Executive Advisory Group

Posted 04/20/2022

BELLEVUE – The public is invited to attend a virtual meeting with the I-405/SR 167 Corridor Program Executive Advisory Group.

Litter removal requires daytime lane closures on SR 512 near Puyallup

Posted 04/15/2022

Beginning Monday, April 18, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the left lanes while crews from the Washington State Department of Ecology remove litter from the center median.

Airports can submit grant applications and apply for a new environmentally sustainable grant

Posted 04/13/2022

It’s time for airports to submit their applications for the second round of 2021-2023 Airport Aid Program grants.

Washington State Ferries teams with Seattle Maritime Academy to address worker shortage

Posted 04/11/2022

SEATTLE – A worldwide shortage of mariners has resulted in reduced state ferry service and long wait times for customers on multiple routes. Recruiting engine room crews is especially challenging right now and why Washington State Ferries is looking to increase interest and enrollment at Seattle Maritime Academy.

Zero emission electric vehicle registrations in Washington

increased 192% between 2017 and 2021.

45 projects to improve freight rail structures and freight movement

were underway as of December 31, 2021.

Washington state leveraged $100,000 to secure $27 million

in funding for airport investments in Fiscal Year 2022.