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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

WSDOT seeks feedback on proposed change to busy intersection on US 12 near Pasco

Online open house unveils proposed change March 15 - 22

Chinook and Cayuse passes closed for the season due to heavy snow

The gates to State Routes 410 and 123 inside Mount Rainier National Park, including Chinook and Cayuse passes, are closed for the season after heavy snow and a forecast of more to come.

’Tis the season to plan for snow and ice

Prepare now for 2020-21 winter season driving. Studded tires are legal Nov. 1-March 31, but there also are many other altertnatives to explore that can be driven year round.

Allow extra time if traveling this Labor Day weekend

Anyone traveling this Labor Day weekend should expect congetstion and plan ahead using WSDOT travel charts and tools

New initiative opens some low-speed state roadways to healthy uses

State departments of Heath, Commerce and Transportation announce Safe Streets program to temporarily reallocate lanes on certain roads for physical distancing or economic needs.

Plan early for Thanksgiving weekend travel

Travelers need to prepare for winter weather and extra traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

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.

Prepare now for winter snow and ice

Drivers should prepare for winter conditions on state highways and use WSDOT tools before and during travel; studded tires allowed Nov. 1 through March 31

Labor Day weekend means more travelers, extra travel time

Travelers should plan ahead and allow extra travel time for Labor Day Weekend travel
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Anniversary party: Apple Line celebrates 10 years of service between Omak, Ellensburg

The Apple Line – an intercity bus line connecting Omak and Ellensburg – is having a party for its 10th anniversary, and the public is invited. The big difference between this and other anniversary parties: the Apple Line will be the one giving away the presents.

US 97 - Toppenish to Union Gap - Corridor Improvements

Project news

  • Design is underway on roundabouts at US 97/McDonald and Becker Roads and US 97 Jones Road.
  • WSDOT is partnerning with the Yakama Nation and lower valley communities providing roundabout education.
  • The first roundabout on US 97 is scheduled for construction in 2021.
  • How to drive a roundabout


Why is WSDOT building roundabouts along US 97?

Chinook and Cayuse passes to reopen Thursday, May 23

State Route 410/Chinook Pass and State Route 123/Cayuse Pass through Mount Rainier National Park will reopen for the season by 8 a.m. Thursday, May 23, in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day weekend travel requires planning ahead

Travelers should plan ahead and use WSDOT tools for smoothest Memorial Day weeked travel.

US 97 - Boundary Bridge - Remove Fish Barrier

Project news

Construction started back up this spring on March 16.  A detour lane has been constructed to shift traffic around the work zone.  A reduced speed of 35 m.p.h. is in place and there is a 10 ft. width restriction for northbound traffic and an 11 ft. width restriction for southbound traffic.  Flaggers will be used to control traffic as needed - no more than 20 minute delays.  Some work might require limited overnight flagging, as well.

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