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Public invited to attend CACC virtual open house: Focus is to address demand for aviation in Washington state

Posted 09/20/2021

OLYMPIA – The demand for aviation in Washington state is growing and will soon exceed the capacity of some highly utilized existing facilities. The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission was created by the Legislature to recommend strategies for addressing the growing demand.

Community members are…

Work to open access to 21 miles of Chico Creek fish habitat near Bremerton begins this month

Posted 09/16/2021

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

Changes to SR 3/Chico Way interchange will keep people and fish moving

BREMERTON – Work to help return Chico Creek under State Route 3 to a more natural state is about to get underway. As soon as Monday, Sept. 20, contractor crews working for the Washington…

Ditching an old culvert to improve fish passage in Lynden

Posted 09/13/2021

RB McKeon, communications, 360-757-5963
Melissa Ambler, project engineer, 360-788-7400

60-hour closure and detour of SR 546/East Badger Road begins Sept. 27

LYNDEN – Construction on a new fish passable culvert at Kamm Ditch, located on State Route 546 (East Badger Road) just east of Northwood Road, is…

State Active Transportation Plan journey continues with Part 2

Posted 09/13/2021

Barb Chamberlain, Active Transportation Division director, 509-869-2949 (mobile)

Online open house, webinars scheduled in September and October to provide plan overview

OLYMPIA – People in Washington are invited to comment on the next phase of the state active transportation plan. The Washington State…

WSDOT seeks public input on proposed permanent closure of the eastbound I-90 Freya on-ramp

Posted 09/03/2021

Ryan Overton, communications, 509-413-9791

Online feedback offers opportunity for community to weigh in on closure

SPOKANE –The Washington State Department of Transportation invites everyone who uses the eastbound Freya Street on-ramp and/or drives eastbound Interstate 90 near Freya Street, including…

Five-day full closure of SR 9 between Lake McMurray and Arlington begins Sept. 13

Posted 09/03/2021

Meggan Carrigg Davidson, communications, 360-757-5966
Shane Spahr, project engineer, 360-848-7103

ARLINGTON – Travelers between Lake McMurray and Arlington should plan to use alternate routes – including signed detours – and allow for extra time during a five-day full closure of State Route 9 starting…

Seattle scores a weekend of construction and sports, Sept. 10-13

Posted 09/01/2021

Update: work on State Route 520 at Montlake has been postponed and all SR 520 ramps in the area will remain open. Additionally, the Montlake Bridge will now close at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.

Tom Pearce, communications, 206-495-9555
Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452

Long ferry lines for vehicles expected Labor Day weekend

Posted 08/31/2021

Ian Sterling, communications, 206-714-1556
WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070

Plan for extended waits, possible disrupted sailings from crew shortages

SEATTLE – Pack extra patience if your Labor Day weekend travel plans include a Washington State Ferries ride.In addition to the usual…

Overnight full closure of southbound I-5 in Bellingham

Posted 08/26/2021

Meggan Carrigg Davidson, communications, 360-757-5966

Overnight full closure of southbound I-5 in Bellingham on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 for pavement repairs A signed detour will be in place for all vehicles

BELLINGHAM – Travelers on southbound Interstate 5 in Bellingham should plan to use alternate routes –…

Traveling during Labor Day weekend? Plan ahead, allow extra travel time

Posted 08/26/2021

Barbara LaBoe, communications, 360-705-7080

Use WSDOT tools to help prepare for holiday weekend traffic

OLYMPIA – With summer drawing to a close, travelers during the Labor Day weekend should plan ahead for extra congestion, including allowing extra time and traveling during non-peak times if possible.…

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.