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Maintenance crew partners with Parks Commission to save lifejackets

Posted 10/27/2023

You expect to find life jackets in the water, maybe even on a beach or a dock. But year after year, our crews pick up perfectly usable lifejackets from the side of the road, too. This year, Brandon Harding, one of our assistant maintenance superintendents, was tired of seeing those life jackets go unused.

There's nothing simple about replacing I-405 overpass in Renton, starting Nov. 1

Posted 10/26/2023

If only repairing roads was as easy as 1, 2, 3. Unfortunately it's usually much more complicated. That's why on November 1-2-3 (and 4-5-6) we have some major closures planned on Interstate 405 in Renton to replace the Lind Avenue overpass, which was damaged in 2022.

Engaging communities for the Highway System Plan

Posted 10/25/2023

The highway system connects communities and provides access to jobs, schools, services, and the state’s natural wonders. It is important to plan for the future of this system and determine what types of investments are needed to assure that people driving cars, riding in vanpools and buses, transporting goods, walking…

Improving the drive: A sneak peek into the future of SR 167

Posted 10/25/2023

Get ready for changes on State Route 167, as we make transformative upgrades to the existing toll system.

WSDOT formally dedicates flagship ferry terminal

Posted 10/23/2023

SEATTLE – Gov. Jay Inslee, tribal representatives and local officials joined the Washington State Department of Transportation in a dedication ceremony at the new Seattle Multimodal Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock on Monday, Oct. 23.

Safety improvement project on SR 305 on Bainbridge Island begins Oct. 23

Posted 10/20/2023

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – A long-awaited safety improvement project is about to begin just south of the Agate Pass Bridge on Bainbridge Island.

Ice, ice, baby! WSDOT is ready for winter – are you?

Posted 10/19/2023

OLYMPIA – All right stop, collaborate (with fellow travelers) and listen: because winter’s on its way with some snow and icy conditions. There’s nothing vanilla about how road crews prep for winter weather – including pre-treating and plowing – but the traveling public also can help by being prepared for changing…

Work to widen sidewalk over SR 525 bridge near Mukilteo Ferry Terminal begins Oct. 29

Posted 10/19/2023

MUKILTEO – People walking or using mobility devices will soon have better access to the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and waterfront, as a project to more than double the width of a sidewalk along a State Route 525 bridge begins Sunday, Oct. 29.

Crews will start work to replace a damaged bridge over I-405 in Renton week of Oct. 23

Posted 10/18/2023

RENTON – Work to replace the damaged Lind Avenue bridge in Renton over southbound Interstate 405 will soon begin to prepare for a southbound weekend closure scheduled for November.

Breaking ground and building a better transportation system

Posted 10/18/2023

Last month, in collaboration with Sound Transit, the City of Kirkland, design-builder Graham Contracting Ltd., and many regional partners, we celebrated the groundbreaking of the I-405/NE 85th St Interchange and Inline BRT Station Project.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.