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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…

A heroic survey crew gives new meaning to roadside assistance

Posted 11/02/2022

When friends talk about putting out fires at work, usually they mean metaphorically. For one of our survey crews this past month, it was very much in the literal sense.

Weekend work on northbound I-5 in Everett finished for 2022

Posted 11/01/2022

Our last weekend-long lane reduction this year for northbound I-5 in Everett finished Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30. Our contractor, Acme Concrete Paving, was able to replace about 100 old broken concrete panels during two weekends of work last month.

Overnight bridge paving to close northbound I-405 in Kirkland Nov. 5; additional nightly lane reductions planned through Nov. 9

Posted 11/01/2022

KIRKLAND - Four nights of bridge deck repairs will reduce portions of Interstate 405 to a single lane beginning Saturday night, Nov. 5. This includes a full closure of the northbound lanes in Kirkland, with all traffic shifting to the Northeast 85th Street collector/distributor from 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, through 7…

SR 410/Chinook Pass and SR 123/Cayuse Pass close for the season

Posted 10/26/2022

MOUNT RAINIER - The gates to State Routes 410 and 123 inside Mount Rainier National Park including Chinook and Cayuse passes, are closed for the season after a foot of early season snow and a forecast of more snow and lower than average temperatures.

Plan now for snow and ice season

Posted 10/24/2022

OLYMPIA - While many may be thinking about pumpkins and spiced ciders, now is the time for travelers to make sure they’re prepared for winter driving.

Aviation commission recommends two potential options for new aviation capacity: Final recommendation to Legislature due in June 2023

Posted 10/20/2022

OLYMPIA - After months gathering public feedback and reviewing technical analyses, the state Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission submitted Phase II recommendations to the Washington State Legislature that include continued study of two options for future aviation capacity.

Youth can ride transit for free in most of Washington

Posted 10/14/2022

OLYMPIA – Transit agencies across Washington reached a major milestone in October, delivering policies that make riding transit free for people 18 and under. With the policies, the transit agencies secured access to funding from the state’s Transit Support Grant.

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.