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Seattle/Bainbridge state ferry route closed to drive-on passengers Sept. 7-13

Posted 04/26/2023

SEATTLE ­– Washington State Ferries’ overhead passenger walkway project on Bainbridge Island replaces the 50-year-old wooden walkway with a new seismically safe structure. Installing the large walkway spans requires a six-day closure of the entire vehicle holding area for passenger safety.

Overnight bridge paving to close northbound I-405 in Kirkland April 29; additional nightly lane reductions planned through May 5

Posted 04/25/2023

KIRKLAND – Four nights of bridge deck repairs kicks off on Saturday, April 29 with a closure of northbound Interstate 405 in Kirkland. During the overnight closure all traffic will shift to the Northeast 85th Street collector/distributor. Work on southbound I-405 in both Kirkland and Bothell is scheduled to begin on…

Speed reduction on I-5 in Kent/Des Moines area begins the week of May 1

Posted 04/24/2023

KENT – A lower speed limit and traffic shift on Interstate 5 in Kent and Des Moines will enhance safety for both highway construction crews and people driving through a newly established work zone of the SR 509 Completion Project.

Fish passage work at two creeks, paving coming for SR 7 in Pierce County

Posted 04/24/2023

EATONVILLE – More than five miles of State Route 7 will see construction between Eatonville and Spanaway into fall 2023.

Work to open fish habitat under US 101 in Grays Harbor County begins in May

Posted 04/24/2023

HOQUIAM – Work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 1 on a project that improves fish habitat in six streams under US 101 in Grays Harbor County.

Bridge construction brings overnight closures of westbound SR 16 at SR 302 near Gig Harbor April 28-29

Posted 04/21/2023

GIG HARBOR – On April 28-29, all lanes of westbound State Route 16 will close near Gig Harbor overnight. All travelers will take the SR 302 exit and follow the SR 302 Spur detour through Purdy. Crews will deliver and place large girders on the new bridge over Purdy Creek.

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Posted 04/19/2023

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Construction begins on new US 101 Elwha River Bridge near Port Angeles

Posted 04/18/2023

PORT ANGELES – The mighty Elwha River will soon have a new bridge spanning its banks. Work began Monday, April 17, on a brand new bridge, which will carry US 101 across the river and keep communities connected.

Airports can submit grant applications for new round of airport grants

Posted 04/18/2023

Airports can submit their applications for the first round of 2023-2025 Airport Aid Program grants. The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division anticipates awarding $2 million in funding.

Nighttime speed reduction and lane closures coming for fuel cleanup on southbound I-5 in Lacey

Posted 04/17/2023

UPDATE - Overnight work will occur between 7 p.m. in the evening and 10 a.m. the following morning.

On-going cleanup from a recent tanker truck spill may bring a couple of weeks of delays to overnight and early morning travelers on southbound Interstate 5 in Thurston County starting the week of April…

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