Find news releases and announcements about the agency in our virtual newsroom. 

Major repair work needed on SR 506 over I-5 near Toledo could keep bridge closed for more than year

Posted 07/09/2021

Kelly Hanahan, communications, 360-605-7179

Overpass, damaged by overheight load, is closed until further notice

TOLEDO – Travelers who use State Route 506 near Toledo in Lewis County will need to plan to detour around the full closure of the overpass for the foreseeable future following extensive damage…

New northbound I-5 HOV lane between DuPont and Lakewood opens Sunday, July 11

Posted 07/09/2021

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

Lane helps relieve chronic traffic congestion, encourages carpooling

LAKEWOOD – In a major construction milestone, a new 4.5 mile-long northbound HOV lane between DuPont and Lakewood will open on Interstate 5 on Sunday, July 11.

“High occupancy vehicle…

That’s a wrap, Hoquiam! New roadway surface and sidewalk improvement project on US 101 complete

Posted 07/08/2021

Tina Werner, communications, 360-704-3270

HOQUIAM – Work to improve sidewalk access and provide a smoother ride to nearly 4 miles of US 101 in downtown Hoquiam is complete. Contractor crews for the Washington State Department of Transportation removed the last signs and equipment on Thursday, July 8.

Expect delays on SR 14 near Bingen for slope stabilization work this summer

Posted 07/07/2021

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057

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

Beginning on Tuesday, July 13 the Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor, James Dean…

SR 14 preservation work between Wood Creek and Alderdale Road in Klickitat County begins next week

Posted 07/02/2021

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057

Work to resurface nearly 18 miles along this scenic highway begins July 6

KLICKITAT – People who use State Route 14 just east of Goldendale should plan ahead for daytime delays as work to resurface a nearly 18-mile stretch of the highway starts next week.…

A smoother ride coming to southbound I-5 in Clark County this summer

Posted 07/01/2021

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057

Plan ahead to avoid significant delays during peak travel times

WOODLAND – Travelers along Interstate 5 will soon say goodbye to cracks, ruts and potholes and hello to a smoother ride in northern Clark County.

Beginning Tuesday, July 6 the Washington…

Good To Go! two-week closure begins Friday, July 2

Posted 06/28/2021

Chris Foster, communications

Closure expected to last approximately two weeks

SEATTLE – Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 2, Good To Go! —the state’s tolling system—will be offline for approximately two weeks while the Washington State Department of Transportation works to transition to a new…

Good To Go! customers now have until end of June to prepare for two-week call center and website closure

Posted 06/14/2021

Chris Foster, communications

Transition date to new Good To Go! system shifts to July 2

SEATTLE – Good To Go! customers will get a little longer to update their accounts or resolve outstanding bills as the transition to a new account system will move from June 18 to July 2 while the Washington…

Good To Go! sends final toll bills prior to two-week closure starting June 18

Posted 06/07/2021

Chris Foster, communications

WSDOT continues to charge tolls; issuance of bills will resume later this summer

SEATTLE – This week the Washington State Department of Transportation is mailing the final batch of toll bills to customers without a Good To Go! account prior to an approximately two-week…

Good To Go! two-week closure in June

Posted 05/26/2021

Chris Foster, communications

WSDOT will still charge tolls while system is offline

SEATTLE – Drivers in Washington need to prepare for an approximately two-week closure of Good To Go!, the state’s tolling system, beginning June 18. During this time the Good To Go! website…

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.