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SR 410/Chinook and SR 123/Cayuse passes scheduled to reopen May 26

Posted 05/24/2023

MOUNT RAINIER – State Route 410/Chinook Pass and SR 123/Cayuse Pass through Mount Rainier National Park will reopen for the season by 8 a.m. Friday, May 26, in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Here comes the sun… and the crowds aboard ferries

Posted 05/23/2023

SEATTLE – Ridership aboard Washington State Ferries significantly increases as the weather gets warmer. As the busy travel season begins, there are several ways to avoid the potential long lines for vehicles.

Agencies Work to Address Landslide Impacts

Posted 05/19/2023

VANCOUVER, WA - On Sunday evening, May 14, around 9 p.m. a landslide caused significant damage to the upper portion of State Route 504 at milepost 49, leading up to the Johnston Ridge Observatory north of Mount St. Helens. The event followed a recent warming trend and significant snowmelt.

Reminder: 511 travel information phone number will be deactivated May 19

Posted 05/18/2023

OLYMPIA – On Friday, May 19, WSDOT will deactivate the 511 phone number which provides automated statewide travel information.

WSDOT provides I-405/SR 167 project updates via virtual meeting with executive advisory group

Posted 05/18/2023

BELLEVUE – The public is invited to attend a meeting with the I-405/SR 167 Corridor Program Executive Advisory Group Wednesday, May 24, to hear an update on the projects and work.

Reminder: Weekend closure of northbound I-5 in Seattle for girder setting begins this Friday, May 19

Posted 05/17/2023

SEATTLE – This weekend starting Friday night, travelers using northbound Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle will want to plan ahead for delays or consider adjusting their trips. Both northbound I-5 and the I-5 express lanes will intermittently close beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 19, through 10 a.m. Sunday, May…

Online open house starts May 16 for project to improve fish passages under I-90 in Bellevue

Posted 05/16/2023

BELLEVUE – Construction begins this spring on a $104.4 million project to improve fish migration and restore natural stream conditions for Sunset Creek under Interstate 90 in Bellevue and people can learn more about the project in an online open house.

Upper SR 504/Spirit Lake Memorial Highway closed until further notice

Posted 05/16/2023

TOUTLE – The upper portion of State Route 504, which takes travelers to the Johnston Ridge Observatory located within the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, will remain closed until further notice following a massive debris slide. Due to the size of the slide and the instability of the hillside above the…

Plan ahead for smoother Memorial Day holiday travel

Posted 05/15/2023

OLYMPIA – With warm weather arriving in the Pacific Northwest that means Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and people should make plans now for a busy travel weekend – whether by road, rail, plane or ferry.

Busy highway construction season planned in Central Washington this spring and summer

Posted 05/15/2023

YAKIMA – Plan ahead and expect delays on multiple routes from Yakima to Tri-Cities. Contractor crews working for WSDOT will repair bridge decks, fix sections of pavement, build roundabouts and paint bridges. WSDOT crews also will complete a number of maintenance and preservation projects to help maintain the condition…

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