Technical assistance

Technical and engineering services support to assist local agencies in the successful management and delivery of their transportation projects.

We provide technical services and funding assistance to public agencies in support of active transportation for health, safety and economic development.

BridgeWorks (WSBIS) is developed by WSDOT and provided to Local Agencies for bridge and structure asset management. This is the preferred method for the recording of inventory and inspection data required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for submittal to the National Bridge Inventory database.

We monitor and enforce the inspection, maintenance, repair, and replacement of local agency structures based on federal standards.

Information on interpretations and approved changes for the MUTCD and on experimentations and interim approvals for devices not yet in the MUTCD.

We help local agencies process their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.

Getting the right pavement for local agency roads requires designing the correct pavement section and mix, asking for the correct mix in contract documents, and incorporating specification changes for the construction process.

Local agencies acquiring property rights on a federally funded transportation project may use these forms and brochures. Note: Agencies should consult with their attorney, or other expert, knowledgeable in jurisdictional laws and intended use of these general forms prior to use.

We provide oversight to local agencies acquiring right-of-way (ROW) on federally funded transportation projects. We offer technical support, training, and compliance reviews to ensure acquiring, managing, and disposing of real estate is consistent with state/federal regulations and with the Uniform Relocation Act.

We provide technical assistance and training to local jurisdictions to increase the safety and mobility of multimodal roadway users. We promote and facilitate information sharing between jurisdictions and serve as a liaison between them, and we also provide project development support.

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Improved access to 98.2 miles of upstream fish habitat

through 15 fish passage projects in 2021.

28% increase in the value of exports and imports 

from $90.2 billion in 2020 to $115.5 billion in 2021.