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Olympic Peninsula chip seal project complete

Posted 02/10/2022

There’s good news to share for Olympic Peninsula travelers who use US 101 and State Route 19. After several months of construction, work to extend the life of both roadways is complete.

No masks needed at Seattle/Bainbridge route online open house

Posted 02/09/2022

Commuters, terminal neighbors and community members invited to comment on the Bainbridge Overhead Loading Walkway Project.

Slope stabilization work brings daytime closures and delays on SR 14 east of Bingen starting Feb. 14

Posted 02/08/2022

BINGEN – People traveling through the scenic Columbia River Gorge on State Route 14 will want to plan extra time into their trips.

Security issue may have made some personal information vulnerable on WSDOT system

Posted 02/02/2022

OLYMPIA – A vulnerability involving a Washington State Department of Transportation system may have exposed personal information stored in an internal database of about 2,200 people, and the agency is reaching out to help notify them of the incident.

Emergency contract to reopen SR 112 near Clallam Bay kicks off Jan. 31

Posted 01/28/2022

After weeks of recurring storms, safety considerations, design work and permitting, there is good news for Olympic Peninsula travelers between Neah Bay and Sappho.

Online open house on US 101 improvements in Sequim begins Jan. 27

Posted 01/27/2022

SEQUIM – Community members can learn more about 14 potential improvements for US 101 on the east side of Sequim in an online open house.

US 12 emergency repairs begin Jan. 26 following regionwide flooding near Aberdeen

Posted 01/25/2022

With a much-needed break in weather, the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin efforts to stabilize a slope and clear a culvert under US 12 that was clogged by recent storms at milepost 4.6 near Aberdeen.

US 101 Indian Creek fish passage project west of Port Angeles begins Feb. 7

Posted 01/24/2022

An outdated culvert under US 101 at Indian Creek has impeded the movement of salmon and other fish from traveling upstream for years. Now a Washington State Department of Transportation project to replace that culvert will mean a lower speed limit and a temporary traffic signal about 10 miles west of Port Angeles.

2021 ferry ridership nears 75% of pre-pandemic levels

Posted 01/13/2022

SEATTLE – Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries rebounded from 2020 pandemic numbers by almost 3.3 million customers in 2021 to nearly 17.3 million. The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines and a boost in tourism are the main reasons for the system’s largest year-to-year ridership increase on record.

Contractor selection marks milestone for I-90/SR 18 interchange improvement project near North Bend

Posted 01/13/2022

NORTH BEND – The long-awaited improvement project at the interchange of Interstate 90 and State Route 18 is another step closer to reality following the selection of a contractor.

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.