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Statewide LED Roadway Lighting Reform Project

Timeline: Spring 2021 - Current
  • Facilities
  • King County
  • Island County
  • Snohomish County
  • Skagit County
  • Thurston County
  • Whatcom County
The Washington State Department of Transportation is replacing several luminaires in Island, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Thurston and Whatcom counties with new, energy-efficient light-emitting-diode (LED) luminaires. In addition, some lights will be removed as part of a new, more efficient approach to…
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US 101 - 0.8 Miles N of Astoria-Megler Br. - Emergency Culvert Replacement - Complete Spring 2021

Timeline: February 2021 - Spring 2021
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pacific County
On February 16, 2021, due to heavy seasonal rainstorms and harsh winter weather, the existing culvert drainage system that runs underneath a portion of US 101 at milepost 1.2, just north of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, began to fail causing a portion of the road to give way and sink.

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US 101 - Bagley Creek and Siebert Creek - Remove Fish Barriers - Complete December 2021

Timeline: Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2021
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Clallam County
Crews have removed and replaced several outdated culverts at Bagley Creek and Siebert Creek between Port Angeles and Sequim for improved fish passage. Crews have removed five existing culverts; two that run underneath both directions of the US 101, two along James Page Road and one along South…
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US 101 - Coffee Creek - Remove Fish Barrier - Complete November 2020

Timeline: August 2019 - November 2020
  • Road
  • Mason County
Crews working for WSDOT built a replicated stream between Coffee Creek and Goldsborough Creek in Shelton. The project also rebuilt both southbound on- and off-ramps at the US 101/West Shelton/Matlock interchange.
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US 101 - Elwha River Bridge - Bridge Replacement

Timeline: Fall 2022 - Fall 2024
  • Road
  • Not started
  • Clallam County
WSDOT will replace the US 101 Elwha River Bridge in Port Angeles after serving the community for nearly a century. Replacing the bridge will ensure that the US 101 route continues to be a reliable transportation facility for decades to come.

The new bridge will be 40 feet wide and…
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US 101 - Hoquiam River - Riverside Bridge - Bridge Painting Approach Spans - Complete Fall 2021

Timeline: Summer 2021- Fall 2021
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Grays Harbor County
The 465-foot-long, US 101 Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge needed a new protective surface. In summer 2021, contractor crews repainted the bridge's approach spans to preserve the crossing for years to come.

General work activities includes: cleaning, stripping exterior paint and…
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US 101 - Indian Creek - Remove Fish Barrier

Timeline: Spring 2022 - Spring 2023
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Clallam County
This project removes and replaces an outdated culvert under US 101 west of Port Angeles at Indian Creek. To keep traffic moving, crews constructed a temporary bypass bridge near the site as the new bridge over Indian Creek is built.

Contractor crews will remove the outdated culvert…
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US 101 - Jefferson and Clallam Counties Fish Barriers - Remove Fish Barriers

Timeline: Summer 2023 - Fall 2024
  • Road
  • Not started
  • Clallam County
  • Jefferson County
This project addresses multiple barriers to fish that travel under US 101 between Sequim and Discovery Bay in Clallam and Jefferson Counties beginning in summer 2023.
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US 101 - Leland Creek and Unnamed Tribs - Remove Fish Barriers

Timeline: Summer 2022 - Fall 2024
  • Road
  • Not started
  • Jefferson County
This project removes and replaces several outdated barriers to fish migration under US 101 near Leland Valley Road NE in Jefferson County. The north and south tributaries at mileposts 290.3 and 291.8 will be replaced with larger box culverts, and the site crossing Leland Creek will be replaced with…
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US 101 - May Creek in Vic of Dowans Creek Rd - Remove Fish Barrier

Timeline: Summer 2022 - Fall 2024
  • Rail
  • Not started
  • Jefferson County
  • Clallam County
This design-bid build fish barrier correction project replaces an outdated culvert along US 101 near Forks at May Creek. The existing metal pipe will be replaced with a 175-foot-long concrete girder bridge for improved fish migration.
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US 101 - S of Cosmopolis - Stabilize Slope - Complete June 2022

Timeline: August 2021 - June 2022
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Grays Harbor County
This stretch of roadway, often referred to as “Cosi Hill,” sit on a pre-historic landslide and suffers from chronic roadway settlement. Heavy rains triggered the roadway to drop more than five feet.

Crews reopened the highway to two-way travel on Friday, May 20. Final roadway…
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US 101 - SR 109 Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Clallam Counties - Remove Fish Barriers

Timeline: Summer 2023 - Fall 2026
  • Road
  • Not started
  • Grays Harbor County
  • Jefferson County
  • Clallam County
This fish passage project includes 29 identified streams and culverts that cross under US 101 and State Route 109 in Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Clallam Counties in need of correction. Currently, these barriers do not allow fish to cross underneath the highways to access habitat.

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US 101 - West Jefferson County - Remove Fish Barriers

Timeline: Summer 2019 - Fall 2022
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Jefferson County
Field biologists have identified three outdated culverts at Steamboat Creek, Harlow Creek and Fisher Creek under US 101 as barriers to fish migration. All three culverts are in need of correction. This project replaces the three culverts with concrete girder bridges to help improve spawning for…
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US 101 and SR 115/Olympic Peninsula - Chip Seal

Timeline: May 2022 - September 2022
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Clallam County
  • Grays Harbor County
  • Jefferson County
This project will repair and preserve three separate areas of two state highways. Crews will also replace failing expansion joints for both Sol Duc River Bridges in Clallam County.
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US 101/Delphi Rd to I-5 - Paving and Concrete Barrier

Timeline: May 2022 - September 2022
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Thurston County
Workers will repair the surface of southbound US 101 in areas between Mud Bay and US 101 in Tumwater. Crews will also make safety improvements on the southbound US 101 onramp to northbound I5 in Tumwater
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US 101/Hoquiam River-Riverside Ave Bridge - Machine Rooms Rehab

Timeline: Summer 2022 - Fall 2022
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Grays Harbor County
This project replaces and repairs two machine rooms that help operate the US 101 Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge in Grays Harbor County.

Work includes repairs to the existing machine rooms and wall systems, removing the old machine room, and painting the operating room. To do this…
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US 101/South of Forks - Emergency Repairs - Complete August 2022

Timeline: Spring - Summer 2022
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Clallam County
  • Jefferson County
This project will make repairs to the roadway on US 101 south of Forks near the Jefferson-Clallam County border. Work at this site includes: rebuilding the washed-out area of highway, rebuilding and reinforcing the slope and drilling new drains into the hillside. An emergency contract will be…
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US 101/SR 116 North Olympic Peninsula – Remove Fish Barriers

Timeline: Spring 2023 - Winter 2026
  • Road
  • Not started
  • Clallam County
This project removes and replaces several outdated culverts under US 101 and State Route 116 at Lees, Ennis, Tumwater and Chimacum Creeks beginning in spring 2023. These sites have been identified by Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife as barriers to salmon migration and other resident…
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US 12 - Anderson Rd - Safety Improvement - Complete October 2020

Timeline: July 2020 - October 2020
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Thurston County
Crews built a modern roundabout at the intersection of US 12 and Anderson Road.
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US 12 - Nine Mile Hill to Frenchtown Vic - Build New Highway

Timeline: 2016 - Summer 2023
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Walla Walla County
This section of US 12 is located north of the communities of Touchet and Lowden. To maintain access to these communities, two interchanges will be constructed with local roads including the existing US 12 at the bottom of Nine Mile Hill and Lower Dry Creek Road. Bridges will be constructed to…
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US 12 - SR 8 - Grays Harbor County Fish Passage Barriers - Remove Fish Barriers

Timeline: Spring 2023 - Fall 2026
  • Road
  • Not started
  • Grays Harbor County
This project replaces five outdated culverts under US 12 and State Route 8 between Montesano and McCleary for improved fish migration.
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US 12 - Wallula to Nine Mile Hill - Build New Highway

Timeline: To be determined
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Walla Walla County
Since 2003, WSDOT and the US Highway 12 Coalition have made significant progress towards widening US 12 from two to four lanes between the Snake River (near Burbank) to Walla Walla. Phase 8 will complete the approximately 10 miles of new four-lane divided highway that remain between Boise Inc. and…
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US 12 - Wishkah River Bridge - Mechanical Rehabilitation

Timeline: Summer 2024 - Fall 2025
  • Road
  • Not started
  • Grays Harbor County
This project addresses worn mechanical components of the bridge that need replacement. In order to do this important work, the bridge will need to remain in the “down” position which prohibits larger marine vessels from traveling up or down the river.

During construction, travelers…
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US 195 - Old BNRR Bridge to Jct. SR 271 - PCCP

Timeline: May 2022 - September 2022
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Whitman County
This project is located on US 195 in Whitman County between milepost 52 near the Cashup Flatts Weigh Station and milepost 62, just south of the SR 271 interchange. Cracked and damaged concrete panels will be replaced along this stretch of roadway. The roadway will also be diamond ground to remove…
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US 2 - Bickford Ave to Gold Bar - Paving & Joints & Improvements & ADA - Complete September 2021

Timeline: December 2018 - spring 2021
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Snohomish County
In 2019, WSDOT will spend $15.6 million on safety improvements and preservation efforts along nearly 25 miles of US 2 from Bickford Avenue to Gold Bar. As part of this project, contractor crews with Granite Construction will also repair and repave nearly 1 mile of State Route 9 at the junction with…
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US 2 - Eagle Falls Vic to Tye Creek - Bridge Decks Overlay - Complete Summer 2021

Timeline: Spring 2020 to Summer 2021
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Snohomish County
  • King County
In 2020 and 2021, contractor crews will repair the bridge decks on nearly two dozen structures along US 2 between the area west of Index (Proctor Creek/Big Bend) and Skykomish (Tye River vicinity).
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US 2 - Median Barrier - Complete April 2021

Timeline: Winter 2021 to March 2021
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Snohomish County
In 2021, WSDOT installed a concrete median barrier on US 2 between Bickford Avenue and the area just east of the SR 9 interchange in Snohomish.
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US 2 - Reardan to Davenport – Paving

Timeline: May 2022 - June 2022
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Spokane County
The pavement conditions within the limits of this project on US 2 have fallen below an acceptable rating. This project will rehabilitate the roadway along this section to preserve the pavement and pavement structure.
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US 2 - US 97 Easy St Roundabout

Timeline: Present - Summer 2023
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Chelan County
This project will improve mobility and reduce collision severity at the intersection of US 2/97 and Easy Street in Wenatchee, by constructing a multi-lane roundabout at the existing signalized intersection. Other improvements including transit pull outs and extension of the Apple Capital Loop…
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US 2 – Colbert Rd Intersection Revision

Timeline: May 2023 - September 2023
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Spokane County
This project will improve the safety at the US 2 and Colbert Road intersection in North Spokane County by installing J-Turns. With increasing collisions, WSDOT was able to secure funding to improve safety by adding J-Turns also known as RCUT's (Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection) to…

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.