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WSDOT seeks input on statewide Human Services Transportation Plan

Posted 01/12/2022

OLYMPIA – A group of transportation experts and providers, social services organizations, tribes and other stakeholders have worked together to over the past three years to update the Human Services Transportation Plan.

Extreme weather affecting highways across the state

Posted 01/07/2022

Rising floodwaters close Interstate 5 in Lewis County, mountain passes remain closed due to extreme winter weather and avalanche danger.

Expect over 10-mile backups for emergency roadway repair on northbound I-5 in DuPont

Posted 01/07/2022

DUPONT – Travelers heading north on Interstate 5 through DuPont in Pierce County will see long delays on overnight Saturday, Jan. 8 and through Sunday, Jan. 9.

Online open house for SR 702 and SR 507 roundabouts near JBLM and McKenna

Posted 01/05/2022

MCKENNA – Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, community members can learn more about safety improvements at three intersections on State Route 702 and SR 507 during an online open house.

Drivers on SR 169 near Black Diamond will move over to make room for fish

Posted 01/03/2022

BLACK DIAMOND – To give salmon a direct path upstream, people who drive on State Route 169 will need to make a slight detour starting Friday, Jan. 7. That’s when SR 169 will shift onto a temporary 1,000-foot-long bypass between Black Diamond and Maple Valley.

State ferries to host virtual community meetings

Posted 12/21/2021

SEATTLE – Commuters, occasional riders and community members are invited to attend Washington State Ferries’ upcoming virtual community meetings designed to provide updates and answer questions about the ferry system.

Salmon now swim freely under US 101 at Bagley and Siebert Creeks in Port Angeles

Posted 12/21/2021

PORT ANGELES – Guess who’s back? Salmon and resident fish species have returned to two creeks that run under US 101 in Port Angeles following a $36 million fish barrier correction project.

Active Transportation Plan: A new compass to guide the state’s active transportation future

Posted 12/21/2021

OLYMPIA – A statewide strategy and needs assessment for people who bike, walk and roll in Washington is now available online.

The best holiday travel present? Planning ahead for a stress-free trip

Posted 12/16/2021

OLYMPIA – Whether traveling by road, ferry, train, plane – or sleigh – the best way to ensure smooth trips during the upcoming holiday weekend is to plan ahead and be prepared.

Stay updated with holiday travel ferry schedules

Posted 12/16/2021

SEATTLE – While Santa is making a list and checking it twice, state ferry customers traveling this holiday season should regularly check online sailing schedules. Due to an ongoing staff shortage, the busy Seattle/Bainbridge Island, Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton routes remain on one-boat service, with a second…

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.