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Northbound I-5 HOV lane in Tacoma now open

Posted 08/27/2022

TACOMA – At 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 27, Guy F. Atkinson Construction crews opened the long-awaited new northbound I-5 HOV lane in Tacoma. The new lane connects the existing HOV lane that begins on SR 16 in Gig Harbor with the one that starts in Fife.

I-5 HOV construction in Tacoma is really done. …no really. …it is!

Posted 08/26/2022

We’re wrapping up major construction on I-5 in Tacoma.

Plan for significant southbound I-5 delays near Vader for Cowlitz River Bridge work Sept. 12-16

Posted 08/26/2022

VADER - People living and driving near Toledo and Vader in Lewis County will need to plan for extended delays on southbound Interstate 5 starting next week.

One last hooray for summer? Plan ahead now for a busy Labor Day travel weekend

Posted 08/25/2022

OLYMPIA – Labor Day often heralds the final moments of summer before fall activities begin. For people who plan to travel on the popular three-day weekend, now is the time to make travel plans and expect congestion on most routes.

Full SR 520 closure, Revive I-5 work Aug. 27-28 weekend, beginning late Friday night

Posted 08/25/2022

Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes for trips across Lake Washington and southbound Interstate 5 in Seattle, beginning Friday night, Aug. 26. State Route 520 will close across the lake and southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane south of the stadiums all weekend.

Feeling the traffic pinch in Issaquah: westbound I-90 to reduce to one lane in September

Posted 08/24/2022

Beginning Sunday night, Sept. 11, we'll reduce a three-lane section of westbound I-90 just east of Issaquah to one lane for four consecutive days and five nights.

Pavement improvements coming to I-5 and I-205 in Vancouver

Posted 08/22/2022

VANCOUVER- Say goodbye to cracks, ruts and potholes and hello to a smoother ride on Interstates 5 and 205 in Vancouver.

Tacoma’s East L Street reopens to travelers

Posted 08/19/2022

TACOMA – The three-year detour is over, and Tacoma residents have their bridge back.

A summer full of fish and chips on our highways

Posted 08/18/2022

Did you know that Washington is the true home of fish and chips? If you travel on state highways this summer, there is a good chance you will come across a fish passage barrier removal or chip seal project - learn more about both in this blog post!

Two-week closure of SR 9 near Norway Park in Skagit County begins Aug. 22

Posted 08/16/2022

LAKE MCMURRAY – People living and driving near Norway Park in Lake McMurray will need to prepare for an around-the-clock two-week closure of State Route 9 in both directions for fish passage work.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.