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Bridge construction brings overnight closures of westbound SR 16 at SR 302 near Gig Harbor April 28-29
GIG HARBOR – On April 28-29, all lanes of westbound State Route 16 will close near Gig Harbor overnight. All travelers will take the SR 302 exit and follow the SR 302 Spur detour through Purdy. Crews will deliver and place large girders on the new bridge over Purdy Creek.
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Construction begins on new US 101 Elwha River Bridge near Port Angeles
PORT ANGELES – The mighty Elwha River will soon have a new bridge spanning its banks. Work began Monday, April 17, on a brand new bridge, which will carry US 101 across the river and keep communities connected.
Airports can submit grant applications for new round of airport grants
Airports can submit their applications for the first round of 2023-2025 Airport Aid Program grants. The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division anticipates awarding $2 million in funding.
Bridge closure on SR 169 at the Green River Bridge near Black Diamond extended
The State Route 169 Green River Dan Evans Bridge south of Black Diamond will remain closed beyond the anticipated Monday, April 17, reopening. Crews anticipate bridge may open by Friday, April 21.
Following an overnight emergency closure, State Route 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge is now OPEN
LONGVIEW – The State Route 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge, which connects Longview, Washington and Rainier, Oregon, has been re-opened following overnight emergency repairs. The bridge reopened to traffic at 6 a.m. Thursday, April 13.
Public input needed for design of SR 302 roundabout at 118th Avenue Northwest near Gig Harbor
GIG HARBOR – Community members can learn more about a planned roundabout on State Route 302 at 118th Avenue Northwest during an online open house.
Emergency closure of Lewis and Clark Bridge in effect immediately for up to 24-48 hours
Beginning Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. the State Route 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge, which connects Longview, Washington and Rainier, Oregon, will be immediately closed to all vehicles for emergency repairs.
Partial closure of Tacoma’s East 27th Street and Portland Avenue intersection April 14-17
Weather permitting, April 14 to 17, construction crews will close lanes at the Portland Avenue and East 27th Street intersection in Tacoma to replace an aging sewer pipe.
Change in plans: No long weekend closures required for SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge repairs
SHINE – Repairs to the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge linking Jefferson and Kitsap counties will no longer require closing the bridge for four weekends during peak summer travel season.
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