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I-90 through Spokane to close overnight Feb. 11-12 to remove pedestrian bridge

Posted 02/07/2023

SPOKANE – Travelers who use Interstate 90 just east of downtown Spokane will need to plan additional time for lengthy detours around a 10-hour closure of I-90.

Northbound I-5 in Seattle to close overnight Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23; express lanes will remain open

Posted 02/07/2023

SEATTLE – In order to re-stripe lanes on the busiest highway in the state, contractor crews will close the northbound Interstate 5 mainline and collector/distributor ramp that connects from I-90 in four, four-hour intervals overnight beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Construction ramps up at the I-90/SR 18 interchange

Posted 02/02/2023

SNOQUALMIE – Major construction for the Interstate 90/State Route 18 interchange improvement project begins in late spring.

Emergency slide repairs complete on SR 109 in Taholah

Posted 02/01/2023

TAHOLAH – The southbound lane of State Route 109 in Taholah reopens after emergency slide repair work.

Trio of closures at I-5 and SR 516 in Kent/Des Moines starts Feb. 6

Posted 02/01/2023

DES MOINES – It may only be February, but construction is already ramping up for the State Route 509 Completion Project.

Work to open fish habitat under US 101 begins Feb. 3 at Leland Creek

Posted 01/26/2023

QUILCENE – A busy construction season in Jefferson County begins Friday, Feb. 3, on US 101. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will start a one-year project that corrects culverts that are barriers to native fish at Leland Creek and two unnamed tributaries near Leland Valley…

30-hour closure of SR 520 floating bridge begins late Saturday, Jan. 21

Posted 01/19/2023

SEATTLE – Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes for a portion of their trips across Lake Washington at Montlake this weekend. At 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, crews will close both directions of State Route 520 and all associated ramps between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and 92nd Avenue Northeast in…

Get first look at future SR 167 expressway in Fife using 3-D model at online open house

Posted 01/19/2023

FIFE – Members of the public are invited to view a 3-D video tour of the State Route 167 Completion Project in north Pierce County at an online open house.

Take 10 minutes to complete the 2023 WSDOT Web Survey!

Posted 01/18/2023

More than a year has passed since we launched our long-time-coming redesigned website. Now that you’ve had some time to get used to it, let us know how we’re doing!

Weekend repairs on I-5 in Everett reduce northbound lanes starting Friday night, Jan. 20

Posted 01/17/2023

EVERETT - Emergency repairs to about 40 concrete panels on northbound Interstate 5 will require lane reductions in Everett beginning Friday, Jan. 20, and continue through the weekend.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.