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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.

Join online and take a second survey about bicycle and pedestrian safety along US 12 in Naches

Posted 10/17/2023

The town of Naches, the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments and the Washington State Department of Transportation are studying ways to improve safety and bicycle and pedestrian connections along US 12 in Naches. A second public survey on the subject will help in that work.

Ben Reid the right man at the right place at the right time at NCW Fair

Posted 10/06/2023

Last month at his hometown’s fair Ben Reid, a highway maintenance worker from Waterville area, put a recent CPR/First aid certification into lifesaving action.

Fish barrier removal work begins Oct. 9 on SR 305 in Suquamish

Posted 10/05/2023

SUQUAMISH – People traveling on State Route 305 should take note as a new fish barrier removal project is set to kick off between Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island.

SR 520 closed across Lake Washington this weekend beginning Friday night, Oct. 6

Posted 10/05/2023

SEATTLE – Drivers traveling across Lake Washington should plan ahead for a weekend State Route 520 closure starting Friday, Oct. 6. The SR 520 closure will span between Interstate 5 in Seattle and 92nd Avenue Northeast in Clyde Hill beginning at 11p.m. on Oct 6, through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9.

It's not an Appetite for Destruction, just work to stay ahead of the November Rain

Posted 10/05/2023

This autumn brings the start of two major projects on the state's busiest freeways and a major milestone for another long-term project.

New Revive I-5 work in south Seattle starts Oct. 9

Posted 10/04/2023

SEATTLE – Revive I-5 – work to preserve the state’s busiest freeway – has another major project about to get underway. This effort will improve the driving surface on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 between Lucile Street and the Duwamish River.

Ramp meters set to activate on eastbound SR 16 in Gig Harbor and Tacoma Oct. 16

Posted 10/02/2023

GIG HARBOR – Travelers who use eastbound State Route 16 in Gig Harbor and Tacoma will soon see active ramp meters along the roadway.

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.