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Prepare now for winter snow and ice

Drivers should prepare for winter conditions on state highways and use WSDOT tools before and during travel; studded tires allowed Nov. 1 through March 31

Open house planned about I-90 safety and congestion improvement projects in Spokane Valley

Community members can learn about several safety and congestion improvements planned for the Interstate 90 and Barker Road intersections during a Wednesday, Oct. 23, open house. The Washington State Department of Transportation will share information about several upcoming projects designed to help reduce congestion and improve safety for all travelers as the region continues to grow.

Several city streets in Spokane’s Minnehaha neighborhood closed for railroad track realignment

It’s not uncommon for people who use the numerous east-west streets in the Minnehaha neighborhood to be stopped in their tracks for a train traveling through, but starting today, construction will close many of these crossings permanently.

I-90 closures begin Sept. 30 for Danekas Road overpass repairs near Ritzville

Travelers using the Danekas Road over Interstate 90 in Ritzville will need to plan an alternate route beginning Monday, Sept. 30.

Public invited to Sept. 27 North Spokane Corridor Celebration of Progress

The public is invited to join federal, state and local elected officials on Friday, Sept. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to celebrate progress on the North Spokane Corridor (NSC) and commemorate the final push to completion with a groundbreaking for the latest project: the BNSF 2nd Railroad Realignment.

Medical Lake/SR 902 interchange closing for 10 days

Drivers who use State Route 902 and the Medical Lake/SR 902 interchange at Interstate 90 will need to find alternate routes during an upcoming 10 day closure.

16-day-closure dates for Keller Ferry finalized

Keller Ferry users will need to plan additional travel time during an upcoming closure. Material procurement delays and curing of paint have pushed back the 16-day closure, initially scheduled to begin by Friday, Sept. 13. The ferry vessel M/V Sanpoil will now be out of service from Monday, Sept. 16, through Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

Travelers should plan ahead and allow extra travel time for Labor Day Weekend travel

14-day closure of Keller Ferry delayed until September

Keller Ferry users will get a two-week reprieve on a terminal repair project closure, with work now starting in September. Initially, the 14-day closure and repair was scheduled to be complete by Aug. 30, but delays in obtaining materials have pushed back that work.The ferry vessel M/V Sanpoil will now be out of service for two weeks in mid-September.

Three state airports receive federal assistance for infrastructure projects

Three Washington airports will receive a share of $9.4 million from the Airport Improvement Program, which helps fund projects that strengthen aviation infrastructure.

Memorial Day weekend travel requires planning ahead

Travelers should plan ahead and use WSDOT tools for smoothest Memorial Day weeked travel.

SR 20/North Cascades Highway to reopen Thursday April 18

North Cascades Highway reopening date 4/18/19

Spokane’s first ramp meter goes live on US 195, April 9

With the debut of Spokane’s first ramp metering system on April 9, weekday commuters will travel more smoothly as they merge onto eastbound Interstate 90 from northbound US 195. Traffic engineers from the Washington State Department of Transportation will be turning on the US 195 ramp meter for public use at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Studded tire 2019 removal deadline is March 31

Washington's studded tire removal deadline is March 31

Drivers urged to prepare for tough travel conditions due to snow and ice on Eastern Washington highways

Travel on Eastern Washington highways will continue to be challenging as extraordinary winter conditions keep road crews working around the clock, performing under great pressure to battle drifting snow and road closures. The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking for help from the public to drive for the conditions, obey road closure signs, and give maintenance vehicles enough room to work safely.

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