Northwest

Chinook and Cayuse passes to close for the season on Thursday, Nov. 21

MOUNT RAINIER – The gates to Chinook and Cayuse passes through Mount Rainier National Park are about to swing shut for the season. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews, in coordination with Mount Rainier National Park, will close State Route 410/Chinook Pass and State Route 123/Cayuse Pass for the winter at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

A better way to roll: Washingtonians encouraged to help shape state's active transportation plan

People in Washington have an opportunity to help create a vision for a transportation system that supports all modes of travel – including walking, biking and rolling. WSDOT is updating the state active transportation plan, which serves as the needs assessment for accessible pedestrian and bicyclist connections, and public input is needed.

Washington State Ferries hosts first ever virtual community meetings

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries is hosting a round of community meetings through a new, online webinar in order to share the latest information and engage people in ferry-served communities from Tacoma to the San Juan Islands.

SR 522 - I-5 to 61st Ave NE - Paving & ADA Compliance

Project news

  • Travelers should expect a lane shift on SR 522 near Northeast 95th Street in Seattle until further notice. 
  • Summer 2021: Expect nighttime lane reductions and lane shifts on SR 522 for grinding and paving. At least one lane in each direction will remain open.  
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SR 527 - Penny Creek - Fish Passage

Project news

  • This project has been postponed. Advertisement and construction start dates are to be determined.
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SR 169 - Ravensdale Creek - Fish Passage

Project news

  • This project has been awarded to Scarcella Bros. Inc.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2021.
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Washington State Ferries to honor veterans Monday with moment of silence

SEATTLE – At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Washington State Ferries will observe two minutes of silence to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Eastbound SR 520 in Seattle closed Nov. 9-10 weekend to reduce highway to two lanes

Crews will close eastbound State Route 520 east of Montlake Boulevard this weekend to reduce the eastbound portion of the highway from three lanes to two between the Montlake and the floating bridge. The weekend closure is the second part of a two-step process (pdf 551 kb) to reduce and shift lanes so crews can create a new work zone in the Montlake area to build new eastbound lanes from Montlake Boulevard to the floating bridge.

All lanes of SR 99 Aurora bridge in Seattle open early

All lanes of the State Route 99 Aurora bridge are scheduled to reopen in time for the Wednesday morning commute, as workers completed an emergency repair to a damaged support beam under the southbound lanes.

Tacoma ferry gets hairy for Movember

SEATTLE – One of Washington’s largest ferries will be a bit more dapper during the month of November as it dons a large moustache decal to raise awareness about men’s health. 

Repairs to the SR 99 Aurora bridge to begin Oct. 31

Washington State Department of Transportation crews have developed a plan to repair a damaged support beam connection below the State Route 99 Aurora bridge. The bridge will be reduced to two lanes in each direction for approximately 10 days of work, beginning Thursday night, Oct. 31.

SR 18 - Issaquah/Hobart Rd to Raging River - Widening

Project news

  • WSDOT selected the preliminary preferred alternative in November 2020 – see the project design.
  • The project team met with local, state, tribal, and non-governmental leaders to discuss the preliminary preferred alternative selection and next steps. Preliminary cost estimates are currently being prepared and a project funding request will be considered by the State Legislature in January 2021.  

Southbound SR 99 Aurora bridge reduced to two lanes

SEATTLE - The right lane of the southbound State Route 99 Aurora bridge will remain closed around-the-clock this week.

I-5 and SR 11 Padden Creek - Fish Passage

Project news

  • This project was awarded to Granite Construction in July 2020.
  • WSDOT will construct this project through the design build process.
  • Travelers can sign up for email updates on this and other Whatcom County highway projects.
  • Padden Creek Fish Passage I-5 and SR 11 photos

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