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No “ex-Seuss” for most ferry trips during Lewis and Clark Bridge closure

Posted 07/13/2023

Starting Sunday, July 16, the Lewis and Clark Bridge (also known as the Rainier Bridge) on State Route 433 in Longview will fully close for up to eight days of construction. During the closure, people driving will detour to either US 101 or Interstate 5. This is a LONG detour! So be extra prepared or consider…

Monster closures of SR 520 and Montlake Boulevard in Seattle begin Friday night, July 14

Posted 07/12/2023

SEATTLE – There’s no simpler way to put it: Prepare for a series of monster closures both on State Route 520 and Montlake Boulevard.

Paving work begins July 17 on SR 28 between Rock Island and East Wenatchee

Posted 07/12/2023

EAST WENATCHEE – A contractor for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin paving work on State Route 28 between East Wenatchee and Rock Island on Monday, July 17.

SR 20 roadway and sidewalk improvements in Oak Harbor

Posted 07/12/2023

OAK HARBOR – Construction began July 9 to repair worn asphalt and improve sidewalks along State Route 20 in Oak Harbor. The work requires weeknight sidewalk and lane closures between Harns and Case roads.

Starting at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, flaggers will alternate each direction of traffic on SR…

Work to expand fish habitat under SR 96 near Mill Creek begins Monday, July 10

Posted 07/10/2023

MILL CREEK – Westbound State Route 96 near Mill Creek will close for three weekends this summer as part of a project to install a new fish passage along North Creek. Eastbound SR 96 also will be reduced to a single lane those weekends.

Annual STP bike ride expected to bring 5,000 bicyclists to western Washington roads July 15-16

Posted 07/10/2023

OLYMPIA – Drivers should plan for extra travel time Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, and everyday bicycle riders will find they have a lot of company on two wheels as 5,000 bicyclists ride western Washington’s state highways and local roads for the 2023 Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.

Roadwork helps preserve areas of SR 16, SR 3 in Kitsap County

Posted 07/10/2023

BREMERTON – Orange construction signs and barrels signal an upcoming paving project on State Route 3 near Bremerton and SR 16 near Port Orchard in Kitsap County.

Expect delays on I-5 during JBLM Airshow July 15-16

Posted 07/10/2023

LAKEWOOD – The JBLM Airshow is expected to draw spectators from throughout the region. Travelers will see increased traffic on Interstate 5 and State Route 512 both days of the event.

Public invited to provide feedback on intersection design at SR 26 and First Avenue in Othello

Posted 07/10/2023

OTHELLO – The community is invited to participate in an online open house to share comments on proposed improvements at the intersection of State Route 26 and First Avenue in Othello.

Public invited to East Trent Bridge ribbon cutting in Spokane on Monday, July 10

Posted 07/06/2023

SPOKANE – A celebratory ribbon cutting on Monday, July 10, will mark the grand opening of Spokane’s new East Trent Bridge that crosses the Spokane River on State Route 290/Trent Avenue.

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