Northwest

Ditching an old culvert to improve fish passage in Lynden

Construction on a new fish passable culvert at Kamm Ditch, located on State Route 546 (East Badger Road) just east of Northwood Road, is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 27, and travelers in the area should plan ahead for a road closure.

State Active Transportation Plan journey continues with Part 2

Part 2 of the state active transportation plan is now available for review, with an online open house and several webinars planned. The deadline for comments is Friday, Oct. 29.

SR 538 - Logan Creek Fish Passage

Project news

  • This contract was awarded to Interwest Construction, Inc. on April 12, 2021
  • Construction started September 13, 2021
  • Intermittent single lane closures in both directions on SR 538/East College Way between mileposts 2.02 and 2.4, starting Monday, September 13 through mid-October, during daylight hours.
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Needs & benefits

Five-day full closure of SR 9 between Lake McMurray and Arlington begins Sept. 13

ARLINGTON – Travelers between Lake McMurray and Arlington should plan to use alternate routes – including signed detours – and allow for extra time during a five-day full closure of State Route 9 starting Monday, Sept. 13.

Seattle scores a weekend of construction and sports, Sept. 10-13

As a couple of beloved sports teams take the field, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will hit the pavement for a weekend chock-full of important roadwork. Preservation work on Interstate 5 in Seattle will occur at the same time as projects in the Montlake area from Friday night, Sept. 10, to Monday morning, Sept. 13.

Long ferry lines for vehicles expected Labor Day weekend

SEATTLE – Pack extra patience if your Labor Day weekend travel plans include a Washington State Ferries ride. In addition to the usual long vehicle boarding lines surrounding holiday weekends, riders should be prepared for the possibility of disrupted sailings due to COVID-19 cases and quarantines among crew and the global shortage of mariners.

Traveling during Labor Day weekend? Plan ahead, allow extra travel time

Plan ahead for heavy Labor Day holiday weekend travel, use WSDOT tips to help prepare

I-90 - Lewis and Sunset Creeks - Fish Passage

Project overview

As part of the state’s fish recovery efforts, the Washington State Department of Transportation has made it a priority to reconnect waterways where our roads act as barriers. In western Washington, that means building hundreds of fish passable structures under state highways in the next decade to create habitat gain essential for meeting our state fish recovery goals.

Construction to start soon on SR 520/I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project in Seattle

Crews will break ground as early as next week on a project that will extend State Route 520’s new transit/high occupancy vehicle system to Interstate 5 in Seattle.

SR 542 to Artist Point reopens after crews complete temporary repairs on crumbling wall

GLACIER – As of today, Tuesday, August 17, the temporary repairs have been completed to the crumbling wall that forced an early closure of State Route 542/Mount Baker Highway late last fall. The final 1.8 mile stretch of SR 542-Mount Baker Highway to Artist Point is now fully reopened to non-oversized vehicles.

Work to build new bridge on SR 169 in Maple Valley begins Aug. 19

Thursday, Aug. 19, contractor crews working for WSDOT will begin clearing the old roadway to create a temporary bypass for southbound SR 169 traffic. When southbound traffic begins using the bypass in late September, workers will build the southbound lane of a new bridge over Ravensdale Creek.

SR 167 - Corridor Improvements Project

Project news

This project is currently in the preliminary engineering and environmental stage.

Needs & benefits

The SR 167 Corridor Improvements Project is comprised of the SR 167 Toll Equipment Upgrade Project and the SR 167, SR 516 to South 277th Street Southbound Auxiliary Lane Project.

10-mile backups expected during Aug. 20 weekend closure of northbound SR 167

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, through 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, construction crews will close four miles of northbound SR 167 from Sumner to Pacific around the clock to make modifications on bridge decks for a new HOV lane.

New connection for travelers of all modes coming soon to Seattle's stadium area

Work is beginning on the last of 30 projects in the Alaskan Way Viaduct Program. This work occurs near the SR 99 tunnel's south portal, rebuilding streets, building pedestrian and bike friendly plazas and paths and building a new garage to house maintenance vehicles for the SR 99 tunnel.

WSDOT awards contract for new I-405 interchange at Northeast 132nd Street in Kirkland

For drivers who regularly experience congestion accessing Interstate 405 in Kirkland’s Totem Lake area, relief is coming soon.

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