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Three-year project will bring HOV lanes and a redesigned interchange to DuPont and JBLM

Posted 09/12/2023

Exciting changes are coming to southwest Pierce County. Our contractor has begun construction that will widen Interstate 5 for High Occupancy Vehicle lanes between 41st Division Drive and Mounts Road in DuPont.

Getting to know the Wapato Way roundabout - Part III

Posted 09/12/2023

Read part three of the Wapato Way roundabout blog series, "It spins me right round baby, right round: How do I use a roundabout?"

WSDOT’s Multimodal Mobility Dashboard reveals some stratospheric data

Posted 09/12/2023

OLYMPIA – WSDOT releases its 2022 Multimodal Mobility Dashboard and shows highway travel is on the rise again.

Public invited to provide feedback on interchange design at SR 162 and SR 410 in Sumner

Posted 09/12/2023

SUMNER – Future improvements and investments for the State Route 162/SR 410 overpass in Sumner are the focus of an online open house.

Online open house gives overview of changes coming to I-5 at Steilacoom-DuPont Road

Posted 09/11/2023

DUPONT – Travelers who use Interstate 5 near DuPont and Joint Base Lewis-McChord will want to plan ahead and stay engaged.

Nine-day closure of SR 516 in Des Moines begins Sept. 15

Posted 09/08/2023

DES MOINES – A full closure of State Route 516 for nine days in Des Moines begins Friday, Sept. 15, while crews work to replace a failing culvert that blocks fish passage on Barnes Creek. A signed detour will be in place for the duration of the closure, which ends Sunday, Sept. 24.

Both directions of SR 203 in Carnation closing Sept. 15-18

Posted 09/08/2023

CARNATION – Both directions of State Route 203 north of Carnation will close the weekend of Sept. 15-18 for a fish passage barrier removal project on a tributary to Horseshoe Lake. Fish cannot swim through the existing culvert running beneath the road, so crews will remove it and replace it with a fish-passable…

Southbound I-5 off-ramps to Mercer Street in Seattle closing four consecutive weekends starting Sept. 8

Posted 09/08/2023

SEATTLE – Travelers heading to Seattle’s South Lake Union area will soon need to prepare for four consecutive weekend closures of the southbound Interstate 5 off-ramps to Mercer Street.

WSDOT provides I-405/SR 167 program updates via virtual meeting with executive advisory group

Posted 09/08/2023

BELLEVUE – The public is invited to attend a meeting with the Interstate 405/State Route 167 Corridor Program Executive Advisory Group Thursday, Sept. 14, to hear updates on work occurring across the 50-plus mile corridor.

Safety improvement project on East Sims Way/SR 20 in Port Townsend begins Sept. 12

Posted 09/07/2023

PORT TOWNSEND – The intersection of East Sims Way/State Route 20 and Kearney Street in Port Townsend will have a different look after the completion of a safety improvement project. Work begins Tuesday, Sept. 12, and is expected to be finished late this fall.

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.