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Weekend-long closure on SR 169 at Green River Bridge near Black Diamond begins Friday, April 14

Posted 04/10/2023

BLACK DIAMOND – All lanes in both directions of State Route 169 at the Green River Bridge south of Black Diamond will close for expansion joint repair starting at 9 p.m. Friday, April 14. Crews are estimating the bridge may reopen by Friday morning, April 21. Please see the updated news release for this closure.

Missing Tacoma pilot results with discovery of aircraft and body near Queets

Posted 04/10/2023

OLYMPIA – On Monday, April 10, Washington State Department of Transportation Air Search and Rescue crews successfully identified a missing 2006 Cessna T182 Turbo Skylane piloted by Rod Collen in the wooded forests near Queets. The pilot was discovered deceased inside the aircraft, likely dying upon impact.

Construction at Leland Creek brings temporary traffic changes to US 101 starting April 7

Posted 04/07/2023

QUILCENE – On April 7, travelers will start experiencing one-way alternating traffic around the clock on a bypass for US 101 at Leland Creek. Crews will build a bridge over the creek to improve fish migration.

Busy 2023 construction season planned for I-90 between North Bend and Ellensburg

Posted 04/06/2023

SNOQUALMIE PASS – Cross-state travelers who use Interstate 90 will need to add extra travel time to their trips now through fall due to several road-improvement projects.

Westbound I-90 lane reductions east of Issaquah start Monday morning, April 10

Posted 04/03/2023

ISSAQUAH – Multi-day lane reductions will return to Interstate 90 between Preston and Issaquah starting Monday morning, April 10. The interstate will be reduced to one lane, 24 hours a day, a total of eight times this spring - six westbound and two eastbound.

Weekend-long northbound I-5 lane reductions in Lynnwood, April 7-10

Posted 04/03/2023

SHORELINE – The first of many highway preservation projects in King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties will kick off in Lynnwood this weekend, April 7-10. Two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 at 44th Avenue and both directions of Alderwood Mall Boulevard will close for concrete bridge deck work.

A lot of road to cover: Help inform highway maintenance work through WSDOT online open house

Posted 03/30/2023

OLYMPIA – People who use the state highway system, whether rolling or walking, are invited to provide feedback on their experiences by ranking their satisfaction and perceived highway maintenance priorities. The information gathered will help the agency identify improvements and maintenance needs for the next five…

Grays Harbor travelers on the road again after SR 109 reopens near Hoquiam

Posted 03/30/2023

HOQUIAM – Crews reopened State Route 109 on Thursday, March 30, following a project to stabilize the hillside above the highway.

Slide repairs scheduled on US 12 near Aberdeen

Posted 03/30/2023

ABERDEEN – As early as Monday, April 3, the right lane of US 12 will close during the day between Schrader Lane and Holbrook Lane east of Aberdeen. Contractor crews will make emergency repairs to the shoulder and embankment following a slide that happened in late December 2022. Crews expect to complete the repairs…

Two lanes of US 101 west of Port Angeles back open after completion of fish habitat restoration project

Posted 03/30/2023

PORT ANGELES – Traffic is flowing simultaneously in both directions again on US 101 west of Port Angeles. Fish also have more room to swim in Indian Creek with the recent completion of a fish barrier removal project.

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