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Weekend closure of SR 520 and SR 520 Trail across Lake Washington in Seattle begins Friday night, July 26

Posted 07/24/2024

SEATTLE – Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians traveling across Lake Washington should plan ahead for a weekend State Route 520 closure. The closure spans from Interstate 5 in Seattle to 92nd Avenue Northeast in Clyde Hill starting 11 p.m. Friday, July 26, and wrapping up at 5 a.m. Monday, July 29. The SR 520 Trail…

New US 101 Elwha River bridge opens to traffic

Posted 07/21/2024

PORT ANGELES – Now that the first vehicles have crossed its span, a project almost eight years in the making can be crossed off the list: The long-awaited new bridge over the Elwha River on US 101 is now open to traffic.

Welcome aboard: Washington State Ferries announces partnership for new hybrid-electric vessels

Posted 07/19/2024

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries has a new partner coming aboard for its journey to zero emissions by 2050, contracting with marine technology electrification experts ABB to support the design and construction of five new hybrid-electric, 160-auto-capacity ferries.

July 25 open house highlights future of SR 141 connecting Bingen to White Salmon

Posted 07/18/2024

BINGEN – Public input needed on pedestrian, bicycle safety improvements

State accepting applications for innovative sustainability projects for airports

Posted 07/17/2024

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division is now accepting applications for the newly created Sustainable Aviation Grant program for airports.

Plan ahead for temporary closure of JBLM’s DuPont Gate July 29 – Aug. 5 for road construction

Posted 07/15/2024

DUPONT – Beginning 5 a.m. Monday, July 29, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord DuPont gate will close to all travelers. The gate will reopen 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5

Construction of restored pedestrian crossing at SR 500 and Stapleton Road intersection in Vancouver begins July 18

Posted 07/12/2024

VANCOUVER – SR 500 project will provide access for those who walk, bike or roll

Southbound I-5 mainline to close in downtown Seattle overnight July 19; traffic will use express lanes

Posted 07/10/2024

SEATTLE – The southbound Interstate 5 mainline through downtown Seattle will close Friday night, July 19, and all southbound traffic will use the express lanes through early Saturday morning.

Plan ahead for Eastside travel: full closure of northbound and southbound I-405 in Renton for drainage work

Posted 07/09/2024

RENTON – Summer is here and so is the summer construction season, including a full closure of northbound and southbound Interstate 405 in Renton starting at 11 p.m., Friday, July 12, to 4 a.m., Monday, July 15.  

Fish passage modifications on SR 546 near Northwood Road in Lynden begin July 15

Posted 07/09/2024

LYNDEN – Travelers along should expect to see construction activities on State Route 546, near Northwood Road in Lynden, due to modifications to the Kamm Ditch fish passage project, scheduled to begin on at 8 a.m. Monday, July 15.

166,800 electric vehicle

registrations in Washington in 2023, up from 114,600 in 2022.

87 wetland compensation sites

actively monitored on 918 acres in 2023.

25,000 safe animal crossings

in the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area since 2014.