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Concrete milestones: Bridge girder setting in SeaTac will close I-5 overnight March 1 and 2

Posted 02/27/2024

Over the course of two nights in March, a whopping 1.9 million pounds worth of concrete will be hoisted over Interstate 5 as contractor crews build a new bridge in SeaTac as part of the State Route 509 Completion Project. Travelers will want to plan ahead for this work.

Work to repair damaged Lieser Road bridge over SR 14 in Vancouver begins in March

Posted 02/27/2024

VANCOUVER – For nearly 19 months, the Lieser Road overpass above State Route 14 in Vancouver has had shoulder closures in place, preventing access for those who walk, bike or use mobility devices – but these restrictions will soon come to an end.

Belfair: Public invited to learn more about SR 3 freight corridor construction

Posted 02/26/2024

BELFAIR – Community members are invited to participate in an online and/or in-person open house to learn more about a proposed new corridor between Kitsap and Mason counties.

Eastbound I-82 near Wapato reopens Saturday, March 2 after embankment failure repairs

Posted 02/23/2024

WAPATO – Eastbound Interstate 82 near Wapato opened to traffic at noon, Saturday, March 2, as repairs were completed on an embankment that failed two weeks ago. Westbound I-82 reopened Saturday, Feb. 24.

Two nights of single-lane traffic on I-5 in Tukwila; southbound on Friday Feb. 23; northbound Saturday

Posted 02/22/2024

TUKWILA – Both directions of Interstate 5 near Southcenter will be reduced to one lane from late evening to midday the following day this weekend in staggered emergency work to replace broken concrete panels. The southbound I-5 lane reduction will occur Friday night through Saturday morning; the northbound work will…

SR 520 across Lake Washington closes for weekend beginning Friday night, Feb. 23

Posted 02/21/2024

SEATTLE – Drivers traveling across Lake Washington should plan ahead for a weekend State Route 520 closure.

Long-term closure of westbound I-90 HOV lane, 142nd Place Southeast HOV on-ramp in Bellevue starts Feb. 26

Posted 02/20/2024

BELLEVUE – The westbound I-90 HOV lane between 142nd Place Southeast and I-405 will close for up to two years starting at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. A long-term closure of the HOV on-ramp from 142nd Place Southeast to westbound I-90 starts at the same time. This work is part of the Sunset Creek fish passage project.…

WSDOT tentatively plans to reopen westbound I-82 near Wapato by Feb. 23 after embankment failure

Posted 02/19/2024

Westbound Interstate 82 near Wapato is tentatively scheduled to reopen to traffic by Friday, Feb. 23, after an embankment failure near the eastbound lanes closed the highway a week ago. Eastbound I-82 is tentatively scheduled to reopen Friday, March 1.

Both directions of I-82 near Wapato now closed due to damaged irrigation culvert, embankment failure

Posted 02/16/2024

WAPATO – Both directions of Interstate 82 near Wapato are closed until further notice following the discovery on Monday, Feb. 12 of an embankment failure near the eastbound lanes.

Eastbound SR 16 to close over two nights near Purdy

Posted 02/09/2024

PURDY – Travelers who use eastbound SR 16 near Purdy will detour via the SR 302 Spur/Purdy Drive over two nights Feb. 23-24.

Slow down – lives are on the line. 

In 2023, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Fatal work zone crashes doubled in 2023 - Washington had 10 fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.