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Ramp meter set to smooth traffic flow on southbound I-5 in Lacey

Posted 07/20/2022

A congestion-relieving tool is set to help southbound Interstate 5 travelers in Lacey. The Washington State Department of Transportation will soon activate a new ramp meter at the Marvin Road on-ramp to southbound I-5. The ramp meter is scheduled to turn on Monday, Aug. 1.

Highway preservation work could cause long delays on US 101 in Jefferson County

Posted 07/20/2022

DISCOVERY BAY – US 101 travelers heading through Jefferson County will want to plan extra time during the week of Aug. 1. Crews are set to repair and preserve areas of the highway between Old Gardiner Road along Discovery Bay and Gardiner Cemetery Road.

Work resumes on SR 302 at Little Minter Creek in Pierce County

Posted 07/20/2022

Work to install two culverts to improve fish migration under State Route 302 at Little Minter Creek in Pierce County kicks into high gear on Monday, July 25.

Fish bearing streams under State Routes 302 and 16 in Pierce County getting a makeover

Posted 07/19/2022

Two multi-year projects to improve fish habitat in both Little Minter Creek and Purdy Creek in the Key Peninsula will cross paths this summer.

New roundabout on SR 500 at 182nd Avenue in Clark County improves safety and slows speeds

Posted 07/19/2022

CLARK COUNTY – Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 3, Clark County travelers will need to find an alternate route while construction takes place at the intersection of Fourth Plain Boulevard, also known as State Route 500, and Northeast 182nd Avenue to install a roundabout.

I-5 in Seattle to have three major closures beginning Friday, July 22

Posted 07/18/2022

The Washington State Department of Transportation plans three separate closures in Seattle for construction and maintenance beginning Friday night, July 22: two on southbound I-5 and one on northbound I-5.

Construction begins on the SR 167 Completion Project from I-5 in Fife to the Port of Tacoma

Posted 07/18/2022

For two nights next week, drivers traveling overnight on Interstate 5 through Fife will need to plan for delays or alternate routes while crews set up a work zone and install temporary striping on I-5 for the next stage of the SR 167 Completion Project.

SR 18 Tiger Mountain closure on July 23 allows WSDOT teams to combine efforts

Posted 07/18/2022

SNOQUALMIE – Drilling, measuring, surveying, inspecting, paving and mowing are just some of the many tasks on the to-do list during a full closure of State Route 18 on Saturday, July 23. Both directions of the highway between Interstate 90 and Issaquah-Hobart Road are scheduled to be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Seismic projects will help bridges stand up to a major earthquake

Posted 07/14/2022

This summer we will begin construction on two seismic retrofit projects – one on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood and at Northgate, and another on I-405 in Renton and Bellevue. These projects will help keep overpasses standing in an earthquake.

Plan for additional travel delays on routes to some popular summer destinations

Posted 07/12/2022

Travelers headed to Mount Rainier National Park, Ocean Shores, Lake Cushman and other popular summer destinations will want to plan for additional travel delays this year. Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will resurface several state highways around the Olympic Peninsula…

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