Find detailed reviews about specific areas of Washington’s transportation system in our collection of planning studies.
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SR 512 Corridor Study
SR 512 is an important east-west link through Pierce County that connects the cities of Lakewood and Puyallup. This highway provides a vital connection between Interstate 5 and SR 167 for residents, businesses and visitors. The study will identify potential roadway improvements and focus on
SR 516 - Covington Targeted Study
SR 516 through Covington is a heavily traveled road that serves as the community's main commercial route. As the area grows, the demand on the roadway is expected to increase. WSDOT is working with the city of Covington to consider multimodal access, safety, environmental and performance
SR 518 Corridor Planning Study
Through this study, we determined priorities for future highway work or transit service adjustments. and developed practical, cost-effective concepts to help improve trip reliability and safety along the corridor. Our study partners included Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac, Tukwila, tribes, King
SR 532 Baseline Study
State Route 532 is the primary east-west corridor to Interstate 5 for the city of Stanwood, Camano Island and unincorporated areas of Snohomish County. Over the last several years, this area has experienced increased levels of vehicular and commercial truck traffic during peak travel periods. In
SR 542 Deming Corridor Study
State Route 542, Mount Baker Highway, connects communities in eastern Whatcom County with the rest of Washington State while also providing a gateway to outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities near Mount Baker. This route also acts as an economic corridor transporting over 3 million tons
SR 702 8th Avenue South Roundabout Pre-Design Study
WSDOT is replacing the existing two-way stop at the intersection of State Route 702 and 8th Avenue South with a modern roundabout. The intersection currently has stop control on the northbound and southbound legs, and a span wire mounted, four-head flashing beacon. This project will remove the
SR 900 - Martin Luther King Jr. Way South Corridor Study
State Route 900/Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in Skyway is a heavily-traveled commuter corridor with approximately 32,000 vehicles using this section each day. However, it lacks complete sidewalks for pedestrian connectivity between residences and community hubs. We are conducting a corridor
SR 99 Targeted Corridor Study
State Route 99 (Evergreen Way) in unincorporated Snohomish County is a heavily traveled corridor that serves as a major north-south alternative to I-5, and links Lynnwood, Everett and other growing communities in Snohomish County. The area lacks sidewalks and other pedestrian and transit safety
State Route 4 Corridor Planning Study
This planning study is intended to improve the overall connectivity and mobility in the study area, increase safety by reducing potential conflicts between modes and to enhance economic vitality opportunities supported by the previously mentioned goals.
Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail
The Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail will connect downtown Puyallup to Fife and downtown Tacoma, providing people who live and work in the area with a new option to travel without a motorized vehicle to a variety of destinations. Through this study, WSDOT will complete preliminary trail design
Tolling the SR 509 and SR 167 expressways
At the request of the Washington State Legislature, WSDOT prepared toll feasibility studies for SR 167 and SR 509 to examine tolling and construction options for the new SR 167 and SR 509 corridors. The studies provided insights into:
- Potential funding and corresponding financial
Ultra-high speed rail study
WSDOT is studying how ultra-high-speed ground transportation (UHSGT) might serve as a catalyst to transform the Pacific Northwest. A stronger, better connected economic megaregion — stretching from greater Vancouver, British Columbia to metro Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon — has the
US 101 East Sequim Pre-Design Study
US 101 connects Sequim, a city in Clallam County, with the rest of western Washington. It is a vital link for residents, businesses and visitors. The pre-design study identified roadway improvements focused on safety, access and improving travel times using the
US 12 Naches Active Transportation Corridor Study
The Town of Naches, the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are working together to provide a safe, reliable and effective transportation network for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians along the US 12 corridor in Naches,
US 195 Corridor Crash Analysis
The US 195 Corridor Crash Analysis is a traffic safety study that focuses on:
- Identifying the most common circumstances or trends that contribute to serious and fatal injury crashes along the corridor.
- Identifying low-cost solutions or countermeasures most likely to reduce
US 195 North/I-90 Transportation Study
Create a more resilient and connected network for local trips between Hatch Road and I 90.
Improve safety for all and preserve capacity on US 195 for regional trips.
Extend the life of the US 195/I-90 interchange.
Provide more connections for walking, biking, and using
US 2 - SR 204 - 20th Street SE Interchange Justification Report
The population of Snohomish County has more than doubled since 1980 and is expected to gain another 200,000 residents by 2035. This growth will add pressure to the county’s high-traffic routes, including the US 2, SR 204 and 20th Street Southeast interchange, which already experiences severe
US 2 Westbound Trestle Study
The study helps identify transportation issues, environmental concerns, community values and economic goals early in project planning. A detailed environmental review process follows a PEL study, as required by the national and state environmental policy acts. Information gathered in the PEL
West Plains Subarea Transportation Management Plan Study, Phase 1, US 2 Vicinity
The US 2 West Plains Sub-area Management Plan Phase 1, refines previous studies that have been completed in the West Plains area. This "live" study addresses the mobility gaps (congestion) that have already been identified along this 8-mile, east-west corridor between the US 2/ I-90 interchange
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