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Full closure of SR 520 planned for Oct. 22-25 weekend

Posted 10/22/2021

SEATTLE – Travelers should plan ahead for trips across Lake Washington this weekend.

New SR 164 bridge over Pussyfoot Creek opens east of Auburn

Posted 10/14/2021

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.

State ferry temporary schedule changes starting Saturday, Oct. 16

Posted 10/13/2021

SEATTLE – Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16, Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced schedules on most routes to provide more predictable and reliable travel.

Long-term closures of several rest areas along I-5 begins Oct. 15

Posted 10/13/2021

EVERETT – Travelers who frequently use rest areas along Interstate 5 between Everett and the Canadian border will need to plan for long-term closures, beginning Friday, Oct. 15.

Online open house now open for Southeast Mile Hill Drive roundabout in Port Orchard

Posted 10/07/2021

Community members can learn more about planned improvements at the intersection of Southeast Mile Hill Drive and Wolves Road by participating in an online open house that will run through Friday. Oct. 22.

Autumn snowfall closes SR 542 to Artist Point

Posted 10/07/2021

GLACIER – Snow has fallen on State Route 542/Mount Baker Highway and crews have closed the final 2.7 miles of the highway to vehicle traffic.

Reopening delayed on SR 164 between Auburn and Enumclaw

Posted 10/06/2021

State Route 164 between Auburn and Enumclaw will remain closed for about a week longer than scheduled at Pussyfoot Creek due to supply chain issues. Detours will remain in place until work is complete.

In the rear-view mirror: Second phase of improvements to I-5 wraps up in Lakewood

Posted 10/06/2021

Third phase of construction begins in 2023

LAKEWOOD – There is great news to share for travelers who use Interstate 5 in Lakewood. Phase two of construction to widen the highway and rebuild intersections is now substantially complete.

That means the end to continuous overnight detours and ramp and lane…

WSDOT open house offers connection for contractors, consultants interested in state highway projects

Posted 09/30/2021

Oct. 13 virtual event allows firms to network, learn about upcoming work in King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties

SEATTLE – Road work on state highways is cooling down with the change in weather, but for design and construction firms, interest in next season’s upcoming projects is heating up.

Hanging up the “764-HERO” HOV program

Posted 09/22/2021

Tony Black, communications, 206-440-4699

SEATTLE – After 37 years, the “764-HERO” Program intended to educate travelers on proper use of high occupancy vehicle and ferry lanes, will be retired on Sept. 22. Funding for the program will be reallocated for safety improvements and traffic operations.

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.