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State ferry temporary schedule changes starting Saturday, Oct. 16

SEATTLE – Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16, Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced schedules on most routes to provide more predictable and reliable travel. The change comes as the system is exercising maximum effort to crew its sailings in the face of a global shortage of mariners that has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Online open house now open for Southeast Mile Hill Drive roundabout in Port Orchard

Community members can learn more about planned improvements at the intersection of Southeast Mile Hill Drive and Wolves Road by participating in an online open house that will run through Friday. Oct. 22.

In the rear-view mirror: Second phase of improvements to I-5 wraps up in Lakewood

Construction to widen I-5 from 41st Division Drive at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood nears completion.

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.

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

Online open house for SR 702 roundabout east of McKenna

Community members can learn more about improvement plans at the SR 702 and Eighth Avenue South intersection east of McKenna during an online open house Tuesday, Aug. 24 to Tuesday, Sept. 7.

15-day closure of Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 starts Aug. 23

Beginning Aug. 23, an extended closure of the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 means travelers will need to plan for increased travel times.

Aviation Commission continues airport capacity work with virtual meeting

The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, Aug. 26 to discuss recommendations for meeting the state’s aviation capacity needs.

SR 302 Little Minter Creek culvert install delayed until 2022

Work to install a culvert that will improve fish migration under State Route 302 near Purdy has been rescheduled for 2022.

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.

Additional repair work planned for US 101 near Cosi Hill in Grays Harbor County this month

Repairs will soon be underway on a slide-prone section of US 101 between Aberdeen and Raymond. By spring 2022, two-way travel restored once again to the popular freight corridor.

New southbound I-5 HOV lane through JBLM opens Saturday, July 31

On Saturday morning, July 31, the Washington State Department of Transportation will open a new 4.5-mile-long southbound HOV lane between Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood and ends south of 41st Division Drive near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Public invited to comment on US 101 Elwha River Bridge replacement project near Port Angeles

People can now learn more about and comment on an environmental assessment for a project to replace the US 101 Elwha River Bridge near Port Angeles.

It’s open! Crews reopen final two miles of SR 112 in Clallam County

After a 200-day closure of State Route 112 due to extensive winter landslide damage, a long-awaited moment for Olympic Peninsula travelers has finally arrived. Crews reopened the remaining 2 miles of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway (SR 112) in Clallam County on Friday, July 9.

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