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Flagship state ferry terminal building opens on Seattle waterfront – just in time for Thanksgiving travel

Posted 11/18/2022

SEATTLE - Washington State Ferries started welcoming Bremerton and Bainbridge Island route passengers to the newly completed terminal building at Colman Dock today, Nov. 18.

10-week closure of SR 109 Grass Creek Bridge in Grays Harbor County begins Dec. 1 for repairs

Posted 11/17/2022

HOQUIAM - Starting Dec. 1, State Route 109 Grass Creek Bridge near Hoquiam will close to all travelers for up to 10 weeks. During the repairs, travelers will follow a signed 13-mile detour using US 101, Ocean Beach Road and Powell Road.

I-405 Main Street overpass in downtown Bellevue to partially reopen Sunday, Nov. 20

Posted 11/17/2022

BELLEVUE – After a five-month-long closure, the Main Street overpass across Interstate 405 in downtown Bellevue will partially reopen to one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Multimodal and time saving improvements coming for people in the vicinity of I-405/NE 85th in Kirkland

Posted 11/16/2022

KIRKLAND – Multimodal access, connectivity, and time saving improvements for people who walk and bike in Kirkland’s Northeast 85th Street area, and drive or use transit along Interstate 405, took a big step forward today, Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Southbound I-5 project in Seattle completes major work from I-90 to Spokane Street

Posted 11/15/2022

SEATTLE - Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation finished their final weekend-long lane reduction Sunday, Nov. 13, concluding major work on the project.

Planning ahead is the “secret ingredient” for stress-free holiday travel

Posted 11/14/2022

OLYMPIA - Washingtonians planning to travel to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, will want to plan now for winter weather and expect delays on most major routes.

Northbound I-5 closing overnight near Toledo, Nov. 21

Posted 11/14/2022

TOLEDO - All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 near Toledo will be closed overnight Monday, Nov. 21, as contractor crews work to replace the State Route 506 overpass.

Upper SR 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway closes for the winter on Nov. 10

Posted 11/09/2022

Time is running out to catch one last up-close, panoramic view of Mount St. Helens from the higher elevations of State Route 504, also known as Spirit Lake Memorial Highway.

State ferries to honor veterans with whistle tribute, flying of US military service flags

Posted 11/07/2022

SEATTLE – At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all operating Washington State Ferries vessels underway will sound their whistles in tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. 

I-90 and SR 18 improvements project is focus of Snoqualmie open house

Posted 11/03/2022

SNOQUALMIE - Test drive the diverging diamond interchange before it’s even built at an open house for the Interstate 90 and State Route 18 improvements and widening project on Wednesday, Nov. 16. People attending the event at the Snoqualmie Elementary School gym will be able to learn more about project benefits, what…

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.