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Online open house for SR 702 roundabout east of McKenna

Posted 08/24/2021

Sarah Ott, olympic region trafficengineer, 360-357-2673
Dennis Engel, multimodal planning manager, 360-357-2651

MCKENNA – A new single-lane roundabout will replace the existing two-way stop at the intersection of State Route 702 and Eighth Avenue South in Pierce County.

Starting today, Aug. 24…

Construction to start soon on SR 520/I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project in Seattle

Posted 08/20/2021

Steve Peer, communications, 425-301-2023

New reversible transit lane between highways scheduled to open in 2023

SEATTLE – Crews will break ground as early as next week on a project that will extend State Route 520’s new transit/high occupancy vehicle system to Interstate 5 in Seattle. The new transit/HOV…

Pedestrian improvements coming to SR 507 in Centralia

Posted 08/20/2021

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057

Pedestrian improvements coming to SR 507 in Centralia

CENTRALIA – People who travel along State Route 507 will need to prepare for detours and periodic single-lane closures through Centralia in Lewis County until October 2021.

WSDOT to provide I-405/SR 167 project updates via virtual meeting

Posted 08/18/2021

Colleen Gants, communications, 206-465-2311

Public invited to Aug. 24 webinar with Executive Advisory Group

BELLEVUE – The Washington State Department of Transportation will host a virtual public meeting with the I-405/SR 167 Corridor Program Executive Advisory Group.

The meeting will include…

SR 542 to Artist Point reopens after crews complete temporary repairs on crumbling wall

Posted 08/17/2021

Meggan Carrigg Davidson, communications, 360-757-5966
Melissa Ambler, project engineer, 360-788-7400

SR 542 to Artist Point reopens after crews complete temporary repairs on crumbling wall Travelers can now access the highway past Heather Meadows Visitor Center

GLACIER – The final 1.8-mile stretch of…

Work to build new bridge on SR 169 in Maple Valley begins Aug. 19

Posted 08/17/2021

Tom Pearce, communications, 206-495-9555

Bypass using old highway route will keep two directions of traffic moving at all times

BLACK DIAMOND – Nature has mostly reclaimed the old State Route 169 in the Black Diamond Natural Area of Maple Valley. The south end of the roadway’s old pavement is obvious, but…

Road stabilization work coming to SR 508, 1 mile west of Onalaska

Posted 08/16/2021

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057

Road stabilization work coming to SR 508, 1 mile west of Onalaska

ONALASKA – People who travel along State Route 508 near Onalaska in Lewis County can soon say goodbye to uneven, rough roadway conditions.

On Monday, Aug. 16, contractor crews working…

Harvard Road over I-90 in Liberty Lake set to close for 14 days to repair and repave bridge deck

Posted 08/16/2021

Ryan Overton, communications, 509-413-9791
Ryan Vincent, project manager,509-323-8413

Work from Aug. 20 to Sept. 3 requires detours, extra travel time during closure.

LIBERTY LAKE – Drivers who use the Harvard Road bridge over Interstate 90 and need access to the Harvard Road/Liberty Lake I-90…

15-day closure of Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 starts Aug. 23

Posted 08/16/2021

Cara Mitchell, communications, 360-357-2703

Travelers should plan for additional travel time and be familiar with detour and alternate routes

TACOMA – An upcoming extended closure of the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 means travelers will need to plan for increased travel times.…

Crews place final concrete panel at Colman Dock

Posted 08/13/2021

Suanne Pelley, communications, 206-305-5516
WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070

Milestone key to opening the Marion Street exit this fall

SEATTLE – Today, Friday, Aug. 13, crews placed the final 15-ton pre-cast concrete panel on the new trestle at Colman Dock, providing a second route for drivers exiting…

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.