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Public invited to comment on US 101 Elwha River Bridge replacement project near Port Angeles

Posted 07/19/2021

Tina Werner, communications, 360-704-3270

Victoria Book, environmental planning lead, 360-570-6707

Dan McKernan, construction project engineer, 360-565-0623

Environmental assessment available for viewing and comment through Aug. 18

PORT ANGELES – People can now learn more about and comment…

New roadway surface and pedestrian/bike improvements coming to SR 4 in Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties

Posted 07/16/2021

Kelly Hanahan, communications, 360-605-7179

CATHLAMET – Travelers who use State Route 4, also known as Ocean Beach Highway, between Skamokawa in Wahkiakum County and State Route 432 in Cowlitz County will need to plan ahead to avoid delays this summer.

On Monday, July 19, the Washington State…

WSDOT awards contract for new I-405 interchange at Northeast 132nd Street in Kirkland

Posted 07/14/2021

Victoria Miller, communications, 425-450-2559
Evelyn Pao, project engineer, 425-495-1577

Construction to begin later this year

KIRKLAND – For drivers who regularly experience congestion accessing Interstate 405 in Kirkland’s Totem Lake area, relief is coming soon. On Wednesday, July 14, the Washington…

A concrete solution to fish passage barriers

Posted 07/12/2021

RB McKeon, communications, 360-757-5963
Melissa Ambler, project engineer, 360-788-7400

A concrete solution to fish passage barriers - New projects launched for Lorenzan and Fish Creeks near Concrete

CONCRETE – Construction of two fish passage projects along State Route 20 gets underway soon in…

WSDOT opens new Good To Go! system with updated online features ahead of schedule

Posted 07/12/2021

Chris Foster, communications, 206-455-1176

Customers asked to be patient asnew system comes online

SEATTLE – The Washington State Department of Transportation launched the new Good To Go! today, July 12, following a 10-day closure while the department worked to transition to the new system. The…

It’s open! Crews reopen final two miles of SR 112 in Clallam County

Posted 07/09/2021

Tina Werner, communications, 360-704-3270

SEKIU – After a 200-day closure of State Route 112 due to extensive winter landslide damage, a long-awaited moment for Olympic Peninsula travelers has finally arrived. Crews reopened the remaining 2 miles of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway (SR 112) in Clallam…

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…

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.