Preserving our roads & bridges

Learn how we maintain our state's highway system to keep people safe and goods moving 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year.

We oversee the day-to-day needs of maintaining our state's highway system, including:

  • 20,679 highway lane miles (includes ramps, collectors and special use lanes).
  • More than 3,000 bridges.
  • 1,100 traffic signal systems.
  • 10 major mountain passes kept open all year.
  • Close to 50 safety rest areas.

Learn how we preserve, inspect and rate the condition of Washington state bridges.

Learn about chip seals (or seal coating, BST, Bituminous Surface Treatment), the application of a special protective wearing surface to an existing pavement.

We are hiring!

We have a range of positions open across the state - view all current job openings.

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.