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SR 14 preservation work between Wood Creek and Alderdale Road in Klickitat County begins next week

Posted 07/02/2021

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057

Work to resurface nearly 18 miles along this scenic highway begins July 6

KLICKITAT – People who use State Route 14 just east of Goldendale should plan ahead for daytime delays as work to resurface a nearly 18-mile stretch of the highway starts next week.…

A smoother ride coming to southbound I-5 in Clark County this summer

Posted 07/01/2021

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057

Plan ahead to avoid significant delays during peak travel times

WOODLAND – Travelers along Interstate 5 will soon say goodbye to cracks, ruts and potholes and hello to a smoother ride in northern Clark County.

Beginning Tuesday, July 6 the Washington…

Travelers are invited to learn about future safety improvements to change how you travel in Chehalis

Posted 06/30/2021

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057
Colin Newell, project engineer, 360-740-8600

Construction anticipated to start in 2023

CHEHALIS – After collecting input from community members and partnering with local governments during an online open house conducted in June 2020, the Washington State…

Ferry changes ahead of Fourth of July weekend travel

Posted 06/30/2021

Ian Sterling, communications, 206-714-1556
WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070

Some schedules modified; COVID-19 guidelines adjusted

SEATTLE – If your Independence Day weekend travel plans include a Washington State Ferries ride, be prepared for several recent changes. Sailing schedules…

SR 164 east of Auburn to close for 90 days starting July 12

Posted 06/30/2021

Tom Pearce, communications, 206-440-4696

Crews will replace old culvert with a bridge to improve fish passage

AUBURN – Making it easier for fish to go under State Route 164 east of Auburn means travelers will have to use a detour beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, July 12. That’s when SR 164 will close for 90…

WSDOT’s multimodal mobility analysis reporting moves to an interactive, online dashboard

Posted 06/30/2021

Sreenath Gangula, Transportation Safety and Systems Analysis, 360-705-6888
John Milton, Director of Transportation Safety and Systems Analysis, 360-704-6363

OLY­MPIA – People use the transportation system in different ways and to better understand how, the Washington State Department of Transportation…

Section of East Mill Plain Blvd. in Downtown Vancouver to close July 9-12

Posted 06/29/2021

Kelly Hanahan, communications, 360-605-7179

Section of East Mill Plain Blvd. in Downtown Vancouver to close July 9-12

Roadway reconstruction work will improve travel and safety for all users

VANCOUVER – Weekend travelers in downtown Vancouver will need to detour around the full…

Plan ahead if traveling this Independence Day weekend

Posted 06/28/2021

Barbara LaBoe, communications, 360-705-7080

Use WSDOT tools to help prepare for holiday weekend traffic

OLYMPIA – With Independence Day creating a three-day weekend this summer, travelers should plan ahead and expect for additional traffic, especially during peak travel times.

Checking the…

Good To Go! two-week closure begins Friday, July 2

Posted 06/28/2021

Chris Foster, communications, 206-455-1176

Closure expected to last approximately two weeks

SEATTLE – Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 2, Good To Go! —the state’s tolling system—will be offline for approximately two weeks while the Washington State Department of Transportation works to…

Pavement repairs coming to SR 109 near Ocean Shores

Posted 06/28/2021

Tina Werner, communications, 360-704-3270

Ocean beach travelers may see daytime delays starting June 28

OCEAN SHORES – Approximately 10 miles of State Route 109 along the Washington coast is set to get a new roadway surface. Grays Harbor county travelers will want to go early or late to avoid delays.…

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.