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The gates to State Routes 410 and 123 inside Mount Rainier National Park, including Chinook and Cayuse passes, will remain closed for the season after heavy snow and a forecast of more to come.
Visitors to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s website will notice a big difference in the site’s appearance today. The agency debuted an all-new website design yesterday, Sunday, Nov. 7, the first major overhaul in more than 15 years.
BELLINGHAM – Travelers along Bakerview Road in Bellingham have access to a new on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5. Contractor crews working on behalf of the Washington State Department of Transportation opened the new I-5 northbound Bakerview on-ramp to traffic today.
NASELLE – Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews have closed a 9-mile stretch of State Route 401, also known as Lewis and Clark Trail Highway, after heavy rainfall on Wednesday, Oct. 27, triggered a debris slide on to the roadway.
LAKEWOOD – Technology that helps reduce highway travel times is coming soon to travelers in the Lakewood and Parkland area of Pierce County.
Update: North Cascades Highway to close for the season on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, due to avalanche risk.
MAZAMA – With winter weather just around the corner, the 2021 seasonal closure of State Route 20 North Cascades Highway is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15. The road may close earlier depending on the…
OLYMPIA – With winter just around the corner, now is the best time to make plans and prepare for winter driving.
SEATTLE – Travelers should plan ahead for trips across Lake Washington this weekend.
AUBURN – There is good news for travelers who use State Route 164 between Auburn and Enumclaw. The highway reopened today just east of the White River Amphitheater after a 95-day closure to build a bridge over Pussyfoot Creek.
SEATTLE – Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16, Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced schedules on most routes to provide more predictable and reliable travel.