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Washington State Ferries recognizes Tillikum's 60 years in service

SEATTLE – The word Tillikum means “friends and relatives” in Chinook dialect, and on Wednesday, Feb. 27, friends of the ferry Tillikum, including crew, engineers and maintenance workers, unveiled commemorative emblems to recognize the ferry’s 60 years in service.

I-405/SR 167 Interchange Direct Connector flyover ramp near Renton opens to traffic on Feb. 21

Starting Thursday, Feb. 21, carpoolers on southbound Interstate 405 and northbound State Route 167 in Renton can use the new I-405/SR 167 Interchange Direct Connector flyover ramp.

Northbound off-ramp from SR 99 opening for a new way to access downtown Seattle

The final piece of #realign 99 is complete with the opening of a new off ramp from SR 99 northbound into downtown Seattle

Crunch time: Demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct begins

The viaduct demolition commences - Feb 14 2019

SR 99 tunnel set to open before Monday morning commute

The SR 99 tunnel is about to open

Gov. Inslee to cut ribbon for new SR 99 tunnel this weekend

SEATTLE – After nearly two decades of planning and construction, the State Route 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle is about to open. Foot traffic – not cars, trucks and buses – will be the first to enjoy a two-mile-long journey under downtown Seattle and nostalgic last visit of the old viaduct during the grand opening celebration.

SR 530 - Sauk-Suiattle Confluence - CED Retrofit - Complete Oct. 2019

Overview

The river bank along State Route 530 between Darrington and Rockport, parallel to the Sauk River, was classified as an area of chronic environmental deficiency (CED). CED status means the bank required frequent maintenance and repair to maintain the highway, which negatively affected the river’s fish habitat.

SR 99 - Pierce County Line to S 359th St Vicinity - Paving - Complete July 2019

Overview

In summer 2019, contractor crews from Tucci & Sons Inc. repaved one mile in both directions of SR 99 between the Pierce County line and South 359th Street in Federal Way.

I-5 - NB SR 104 Vic to 164th St SW I/C - Paving, Expansion Joint, & ADA - Complete November 2019

Overview

We repaved about 2.2 miles of northbound I-5 between SR 104 and 212th Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace. Contractor crews ground off about two inches of asphalt and repaved it with fresh asphalt. The crews also repaved the ramps connecting I-5 with the 164th Street interchange north of Lynnwood.

While WSDOT’s project is complete, Sound Transit continues to work on the Lynnwood Link Extension in this area.

SR 522 - North Creek Bridge to SR 9 Vic - Paving - Complete October 2019

Overview

We repaved about 3.5 miles in both directions of SR 522 between North Creek Bridge in Bothell and SR 9 near Woodinville during summer and fall 2019. Crews ground off the old asphalt and replaced it with about two inches of new pavement. They also repaved 22 ramps that connect SR 522 with local roads and other highways, including I-405 and SR 9.

How you benefit

Improved safety
Repaving this section of SR 522 provides a better driving surface by removing ruts where water can collect, reducing traction.

Nearly 25 million set sail on state ferries in 2018

SEATTLE – Thirty-four times the population of the city of Seattle – that’s how many people Washington State Ferries carried in 2018.

It’s the end of the road for the Alaskan Way Viaduct

Goodbye to the viaduct. It closes tonight for 3 weeks of work to open the new tunnel.

New SR 99 tunnel improves safety, boasts state-of-the-art features

The new SR 99 tunnel is state-of-the-art when it comes to safety - especially when it comes to earthquakes.

Washington State Ferries releases 2040 Long Range Plan

SEATTLE – More than half of Washington State Ferries’ 23-vessel fleet is scheduled to be retired by 2040. The ferry system needs 16 new vessels in the next 20 years, including 13 ferries to replace vessels due for retirement and three additional vessels to fill in when other ferries are out for maintenance and to respond to growth.

New Year's resolution: Plan for Alaskan Way Viaduct closure and beyond

SR 99 off-and-on ramps near the stadium close Jan 4; the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes Jan. 11; WSDOT releses new videos show drivers how to get around after the new SR 99 tunnel opens

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