Padden Creek fish passage project at I-5 and SR 11 in Bellingham to begin April 19

A pair of culverts under Interstate 5 and State Route 11 in south Bellingham have blocked salmon and other fish from traveling upstream for years. Now a Washington State Department of Transportation project to replace those culverts will mean lane closures and detours for people who travel through that area.

Washington State Ferries needs you: Help determine the future of the Fauntleroy terminal

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries is accepting applications from community members interested in joining a new advisory group as planning to replace the aging Fauntleroy ferry terminal gets underway.
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88 years and counting: Southbound Stillaguamish River bridge to be fully stripped and repainted

Nearly a century after being built, the trusses of the southbound Stillaguamish River bridge near Arlington will be stripped to bare metal and get a new coat of paint this year to protect the aging structure for years to come. Travelers using Interstate 5 in the area can expect traffic delays and lane reductions throughout the project and should plan accordingly.

Washington’s March 31 studded tire removal deadline is almost here

Drivers in Washington have until end of the day March 31 to remove studded tires

Heads Up: Full closure of SR 520 planned for March 6-7 weekend

Travelers should plan ahead for trips across Lake Washington this weekend. Beginning Friday night, March 5, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close State Route 520 to finish placing girders over the freeway.

SR 161 - Unnamed Tributaries to Hylebos Creek - Fish Passage

Project news

  • We will remove barriers to fish passage on four unnamed tributaries that feed East Fork Hylebos Creek near Federal Way.
  • This project is scheduled for construction from spring through early fall 2022. 

Needs & benefits

Removing fish barriers can deliver impressive benefits, improving fish access for miles up and downstream.

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Repairs mean overnight closures, lane reductions on southbound SR 99 bridge in Seattle starting March 5

A 15-day lane reduction on the southbound State Route 99 Duwamish River Bridge, also known as the First Avenue South bridge, will begin Thursday, March 4.
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Restoration work on Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges resumes with new contractor

OAK HARBOR – A new contractor will begin the final phase of critical preservation work on two of Washington’s historic bridges on Monday, Feb. 8. The Washington State Department of Transportation signed a completion agreement with Cekra, Inc. from Wilmington, N.C. to resume sandblasting and painting on the State Route 20 Canoe Pass and Deception Pass bridges.

SR 522 - Paradise Lake Rd to Snohomish River Br - Interchange & Widening

Project news

  • WSDOT has selected a preliminary preferred alternative for the SR 522/Paradise Lake Road interchange improvements.
  • WSDOT received $12.8 million in state funds in the 2019-2021 biennium. $10 million in Connecting Washington funding will now be available in 2021-2023. These funds will be used for design and right-of-way acquisition.
  • There is no construction funding to complete the interchange and widening improvement projects on SR 522. The total cost of all improvements is estimated at $180 million.

Needs & benefits

State ferries to host February virtual community meetings

Contacts: Hadley Rodero, communications, 206-818-3813 WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070 Topics include hybrid-electric vessels, service and COVID-19 response

Weekend SR 520 closures planned for new highway lid work

Weekend travelers should plan ahead as crews alternately close one direction of State Route 520 across Lake Washington over four weekends this winter. Beginning Friday night, Jan. 29, crews will close the eastbound lanes and start placing beams over the highway to build a community-connecting lid in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood.

Public invited to learn about SR 509 improvements coming to King County at online open house

Online open house opens for the next, large stage of the SR 509 Completion Project. Runs through March 5, 2021
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State Route 203 between Duvall and Carnation opens to traffic ahead of schedule, Friday, Jan. 22

After months of being closed, all lanes of State Route 203 between Northeast Stillwater Hill Road and Northeast 88th Street will reopen by 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. This comes nearly a year after a slow-moving landslide damaged a portion of the highway and caused part of the roadway to sink.

Ferry ridership at lowest level in nearly 50 years

SEATTLE – Annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries plunged by nearly 10 million customers in 2020 – a drop of 41% from the previous year – to roughly 14 million. Stay-at-home orders, remote work and decreased tourism because of COVID-19 are the main reasons for the system’s lowest yearly count since 1975.

WSDOT provides I-405/SR 167 project updates via virtual meeting with Executive Advisory Group

The Washington State Department of Transportation will host a virtual public meeting with the I-405/SR 167 Corridor Program Executive Advisory Group.