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Three weekend-options selected for next SR 513 Montlake Bridge closure

Posted 04/05/2022

SEATTLE – Following last year's successful replacement of the metal grid deck on the Montlake Bridge in Seattle, the bridge will close once more this spring for some final work on this project.

Work Zone Awareness Month kicks off following extremely challenging crash-filled March

Posted 04/05/2022

Work Zone Awareness Week will be observed April 11-15 this year. So there’s really no better time than now to ask drivers to do their part to keep themselves and everyone else safe.

Five lanes open on new southbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma

Posted 04/01/2022

On Friday morning, April 1, all southbound travel lanes of Interstate 5 were moved onto the new southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma. People traveling south on I-5 from Fife to Tacoma now have four general purpose lanes and a new auxiliary lane to use while traveling across the new bridge. New HOV…

WSDOT multimodal mobility analysis reporting moves to an interactive, online dashboard

Posted 03/29/2022

OLYMPIA – Multimodal mobility analysis by the Washington State Department of Transportation has moved into the fast lane and shifted from being a print publication to a fully interactive, online dashboard.

Traffic change coming to southbound SR 3 exit to Chico Way near Bremerton

Posted 03/28/2022

As soon as Friday evening, April 8, southbound State Route 3 travelers exiting to Chico Way Northwest must turn right, or south toward Bremerton. Drivers will not be allowed to turn left, or north to Silverdale. This traffic change will be in place through fall 2023.

Opportunities for public to help update the Highway System Plan springing up through April

Posted 03/25/2022

OLYMPIA – The approach of spring brings a new opportunity for the public to help grow and improve the state’s Highway System Plan.

Emergency slide repair work to begin on SR 112 near Jim Creek in Clallam County

Posted 03/25/2022

One week after reopening State Route 112 near Clallam Bay following a landslide, work begins nearly 15 miles east to reopen a second site near Jim Creek.

West Powerhouse Road online open house previews possible transportation solutions in Yakima

Posted 03/24/2022

Yakima area residents have an opportunity to review and weigh-in on proposed possible changes to a vital travel corridor adjacent to US 12. Visit an online open house to view possible solutions.

Mason County: Online open house for two roundabouts planned for SR 3 at Deer Creek

Posted 03/23/2022

BAYSHORE – Beginning Wednesday, March 23, community members can learn more about safety improvements on State Route 3 in Mason County during an online open house.

SR 112 reopens at Clallam Bay following landslide

Posted 03/22/2022

There is good news to share for Olympic Peninsula travelers between Sappho and Neah Bay. Washington State Department of Transportation crews reopened State Route 112 at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21 near Clallam Bay to two-way travel.

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.