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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.

Highway barriers to be built on US 2 in Snohomish

Starting Monday, Jan. 4, a concrete barrier will be installed in the newly constructed six-foot wide median of US 2 between Bickford Avenue and just east of the State Route 9 interchange in Snohomish. The barriers will greatly reduce the risk of head-on and crossover collisions.

Limit state ferry travel to essential trips over holidays

SEATTLE – With statewide restrictions in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the public is being asked to limit rides on state ferries to essential purposes only over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.

Temporary single-lane reopening of SR 203 near Carnation begins Saturday, Dec. 19

One lane of State Route 203 between Northeast Stillwater Hill Road and Northeast 88th Street will temporarily reopen from noon Saturday, Dec. 19 to noon Monday, Jan. 4, to provide an alternative route for travelers ahead of forecasted flooding of the Snoqualmie River this weekend.

SR 9 - Unnamed Tributary to Landingstrip Creek - Fish Passage

Project news

  • This project was awarded to Barcott Construction, LLC, from Chehalis, WA in December 2020.
  • Travelers can sign up for email updates on this and other Whatcom County highway projects.
  • Construction will begin July 19, 2021. 
  • The full 96-hour closure with detour will begin on July, 26, 2021.

Needs & benefits

SR 203 repair effort near Carnation hits milestone

On Saturday, Dec. 12 contractor crews finished installing four drainage systems under SR 203 and an additional four in the hillside above between Stillwater Hill Road and Northeast 88th Street. This week, they will be demolishing and removing the rubble of the old highway, compacting the road base and applying new asphalt on top.

Pathway forward for ultra-high-speed travel in the Pacific Northwest detailed in new report

A new report, the 2020 Framework for the Future, sets forth a roadmap for continued work in a post-COVID-19 future to bring ultra-high-speed ground transportation to the Pacific Northwest.

I-5 - SB S Spokane St to I-90 W-S Ramp - Deck Overlay & Expansion Joints

Project news

  • Work on this project began in May 2021
  • Expect overnight and weekend-long lane reductions through September.
  • Sign up to receive email updates about this project and other Seattle area topics.

Weekend-long lane reductions

Postponed: The weekend closure scheduled for the weekend of July 30-Aug. 1 will be rescheduled. 

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