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One last hooray for summer? Plan ahead now for a busy Labor Day travel weekend

Posted 08/25/2022

OLYMPIA – Labor Day often heralds the final moments of summer before fall activities begin. For people who plan to travel on the popular three-day weekend, now is the time to make travel plans and expect congestion on most routes.

Full SR 520 closure, Revive I-5 work Aug. 27-28 weekend, beginning late Friday night

Posted 08/25/2022

Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes for trips across Lake Washington and southbound Interstate 5 in Seattle, beginning Friday night, Aug. 26. State Route 520 will close across the lake and southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane south of the stadiums all weekend.

Feeling the traffic pinch in Issaquah: westbound I-90 to reduce to one lane in September

Posted 08/24/2022

Beginning Sunday night, Sept. 11, we'll reduce a three-lane section of westbound I-90 just east of Issaquah to one lane for four consecutive days and five nights.

Pavement improvements coming to I-5 and I-205 in Vancouver

Posted 08/22/2022

VANCOUVER- Say goodbye to cracks, ruts and potholes and hello to a smoother ride on Interstates 5 and 205 in Vancouver.

Tacoma’s East L Street reopens to travelers

Posted 08/19/2022

TACOMA – The three-year detour is over, and Tacoma residents have their bridge back.

A summer full of fish and chips on our highways

Posted 08/18/2022

Did you know that Washington is the true home of fish and chips? If you travel on state highways this summer, there is a good chance you will come across a fish passage barrier removal or chip seal project - learn more about both in this blog post!

Two-week closure of SR 9 near Norway Park in Skagit County begins Aug. 22

Posted 08/16/2022

LAKE MCMURRAY – People living and driving near Norway Park in Lake McMurray will need to prepare for an around-the-clock two-week closure of State Route 9 in both directions for fish passage work.

Addressing aviation needs: public invited to virtual open house and public meetings about the future of aviation Online open house Aug. 15 - Sept. 9; virtual public meetings planned for Aug. 23 and 31

Posted 08/15/2022

The demand for aviation in Washington state is growing and will soon exceed the capacity of some highly used existing facilities.

Paving and roundabout construction begins Aug. 15 on US 395 in Stevens County

Posted 08/12/2022

LOON LAKE – Drivers near Loon Lake should plan for extra travel time and detours as work to improve safety and provide a smoother ride on US 395 is set to begin Monday, Aug. 15. Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin paving 12 miles of the highway between Loon Lake…

Ramp meters along northbound SR 167 in Pacific reactivate on Aug. 15

Posted 08/12/2022

SUMNER – On Monday, Aug. 15, the Washington State Department of Transportation will reactivate the Jovita Boulevard/Stewart Road ramp meter to northbound SR 167 and the Ellingson Road ramp meter to northbound SR 167.

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Improved access to 98.2 miles of upstream fish habitat

through 15 fish passage projects in 2021.

28% increase in the value of exports and imports 

from $90.2 billion in 2020 to $115.5 billion in 2021.