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SR 109 between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores reduced to one-way alternating traffic

Posted 05/25/2022

Travelers who use State Route 109 between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores will want to plan for additional travel time. Until further notice, a 25-mph speed limit and one-way alternating traffic is in place approaching Grass Creek Bridge.  

Three ferry routes back at pre-pandemic service levels for start of busy season

Posted 05/24/2022

SEATTLE – May is the start of the busy travel season for Washington State Ferries. Service has returned to pre-pandemic levels on the Seattle/Bainbridge, Mukilteo/Clinton and Anacortes/San Juan Islands routes. However, people driving on board should still plan for long waits across the system over Memorial Day weekend.

Work to repair five state bridge decks kicks off in early June

Posted 05/23/2022

As warmer conditions arrive in the Pacific Northwest, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will repair five bridges in Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason counties. Work will begin in early June. The project will repair areas of the driving surfaces which are showing…

Online open house offers first glimpse of future State Route 509 expressway using 3D model

Posted 05/23/2022

SEATAC – Members of the public are invited to an online open house to learn more about current designs and planning for the final stage (Stage 2) of the State Route 509 Completion Project in south King County. The online open house will also include the release of a 3D video tour of the full project, modeled from…

That’s a wrap! US 101 Cosi Hill slope stabilization work complete

Posted 05/20/2022

COSMOPOLIS – A smoother ride has arrived for US 101 travelers between Aberdeen and Raymond. Crews finished paving at milepost 78 in Grays Harbor County on Friday, May 20. The highway reopened to two-way travel following previous intermittent lane closures from hillside damage and then roadway repairs. Construction is…

Cayuse Pass to open the Friday of Memorial Day weekend; no reopening date set on Chinook Pass

Posted 05/19/2022

State Route123/Cayuse pass is scheduled to reopen by 8 a.m. Friday, May 27, in time for Memorial Day weekend. Relentless winter weather with continued snowfall and high avalanche danger will keep State Route 410/Chinook Pass closed until it is safe to reopen.

Plan ahead now for smoother Memorial Day travel

Posted 05/19/2022

OLYMPIA – With Memorial Day just around the corner, now’s the time to make a travel plan for this traditionally busy travel weekend.

Learn more about Washington State Ferries’ early plans to replace the 70-year-old Fauntleroy terminal

Posted 05/18/2022

SEATTLE – The aging Fauntleroy ferry terminal needs to be replaced to maintain safe and reliable ferry service for people who travel between West Seattle, Vashon Island, the Kitsap Peninsula and beyond. Washington State Ferries will share information on why the project is needed, planning considerations and what…

Once more, we plan lane reductions on southbound I-5 in Seattle

Posted 05/17/2022

We’re planning to reduce lanes on southbound I-5 from I-90 to Spokane Street this weekend to replace old expansion joints.

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.

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.