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Reminder: Studded tire removal deadline is March 31

Posted 03/18/2022

The arrival of spring brings a reminder to drivers in Washington to remove studded tires before the end of the day Thursday, March 31. By planning ahead, drivers can beat the rush at tire service shops and avoid a potential fine of $136, starting Friday, April 1.

Online open house for new SR 510 roundabout in Lacey

Posted 03/17/2022

LACEY – People who use the intersection of State Route 510 and McAllister Court Southeast/Rockcress Drive Southeast have the opportunity to learn more about upcoming safety improvements planned for the intersection.

Online open house launches March 14 for I-5 from Tumwater in Thurston County to Mounts Road in Pierce County

Posted 03/14/2022

LACEY – Community members have an opportunity to provide feedback on strategies aimed at improving commutes and environmental conditions through the Interstate 5 corridor in Thurston and Pierce Counties.

Bridge repairs on State Route 536 in Mount Vernon begin March 5

Posted 03/04/2022

MOUNT VERNON – Drivers who travel across the Skagit River using the Division Street Bridge on State Route 536 will see an unusual site next week – barges in the water. Contractor crews working on behalf of the Washington State Department of Transportation will mobilize equipment to repair the part of the bridge that…

Online open house launched March 1 for Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail

Posted 03/01/2022

PUYALLUP – On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the Washington State Department of Transportation and its regional partners launched an online open house to update the public and gather input on features for the future Tacoma to Puyallup (T2P) Regional Trail.

SR 520 Program publishes year-end report, translations in 10 languages available

Posted 03/01/2022

SEATTLE –The State Route 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program published its annual “Year in Review” report, an e-newsletter from SR 520 Program administrators that highlights key program milestones and activities in 2021 and looks at what’s ahead in 2022 and beyond.

SR 302 near Victor in Mason County to remain closed until further notice due to roadway settlement

Posted 03/01/2022

BELFAIR – Both directions of State Route 302 east of Victor in Mason County will remain closed until further notice. Heavy rainfall triggered roadway settlement and sloughing. An 80-foot section of highway settled more than 6 inches.

US 12 emergency repairs complete near Aberdeen

Posted 02/25/2022

There is good news for travelers who use US 12 near Aberdeen. On Friday, Feb. 25, crews reopened all lanes of the highway near Karjala Road.

Construction of new roundabout on SR 9 and South Lake Stevens Road in Lake Stevens begins Feb. 21

Posted 02/14/2022

LAKE STEVENS – A round of changes are about to come to the intersection of State Route 9 and South Lake Stevens Road in Lake Stevens, beginning Monday, Feb. 21.

Months-long repairs for small slides, guardrail require alternating travel on SR 112 near Neah Bay

Posted 02/10/2022

Following several months of extreme weather, heavy rainfall, snowmelt and high tides, a 2-mile stretch of State Route 112 is set to receive much-needed repairs. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 22, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will alternate traffic between mileposts 0.9 and 2.1 approaching…

Zero emission electric vehicle registrations in Washington

increased 192% between 2017 and 2021.

45 projects to improve freight rail structures and freight movement

were underway as of December 31, 2021.

Washington state leveraged $100,000 to secure $27 million

in funding for airport investments in Fiscal Year 2022.