Community Engagement Plan

Learn about our community engagement plan, which includes our policy for engagement, shares guidance for practitioners, and lets community members know what to expect.

The Community Engagement Plan, 2016 (PDF 1.4MB) is consistent with strategic direction from the Governor, USDOT, agency leadership, stakeholders and community members.

In collaboration with the Washington State Environment Justice Council, we will continue to review and update our plan for compliance with the HEAL Act and expect to publish an update in the near future.

Coming soon: 2024 Community Engagement Plan update

Preview a draft (PDF 1.8MB) of this in-progress update to our federally-compliant plan. Please note, this draft has not been reviewed by the Washington State Environmental Justice Council.

Slow down – lives are on the line. 

In 2023, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Fatal work zone crashes doubled in 2023 - Washington had 10 fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.