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Early prep, correct gear and staying informed are key for smooth travel this winter

It's more important than ever this winter to be prepared for winter weather, including longer closures of roads and passes. Be sure to check conditions and carry proper supplies.

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.

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

Pedestrian improvements coming to SR 507 in Centralia

People who travel along State Route 507 will need to prepare for detours and periodic single-lane closures through Centralia in Lewis County until October 2021. Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin pedestrian accessibility work that will improve sidewalks, curb ramps and intersections on SR 507/Mellen Street corridor.

Road stabilization work coming to SR 508, 1 mile west of Onalaska

People who travel along State Route 508 near Onalaska in Lewis County can soon say goodbye to uneven, rough roadway conditions. On Monday, Aug. 16, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation began work to install a drainage system within the ditch, which will remove excess water from the highway and improve the stability of the road.
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Southbound I-5 near Woodland reduced to two lanes for paving work Aug. 15–Sept. 5

Southbound Interstate 5 travelers in northern Clark County will need to plan ahead for congestion and delays starting this weekend.
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Work to resurface sections of US 97 in Klickitat County begins next week

People traveling along the scenic US 97 highway this summer should plan for additional time in their trips as work to resurface the road gets underway.

New roadway surface and pedestrian/bike improvements coming to SR 4 in Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties

Travelers who use State Route 4, also known as Ocean Beach Highway, between Skamokawa in Wahkiakum County and State Route 432 in Cowlitz County will need to plan ahead to avoid delays this summer. On Monday, July 19, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor Doolittle Construction, LLC will begin work to resurface a 25-mile stretch of highway by installing chip seal.

Major repair work needed on SR 506 over I-5 near Toledo could keep bridge closed for more than year

Travelers who use State Route 506 near Toledo in Lewis County will need to plan to detour around the full closure of the overpass for the foreseeable future following extensive damage to the bridge. On Tuesday, July 6, the overpass was struck by a truck with an overheight load traveling on southbound Interstate 5. Following the collision, Washington State Department of Transportation bridge inspectors closed the SR 506 overpass for the safety of the traveling public. That closure remains in effect until funding can be secured and the damaged girders can be replaced – which could take more than a year.
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Expect delays on SR 14 near Bingen for slope stabilization work this summer

People traveling through the Columbia River Gorge on State Route 14 this summer will want to plan extra travel time to their trips.
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SR 14 preservation work between Wood Creek and Alderdale Road in Klickitat County begins next week

People who use State Route 14 just east of Goldendale should plan ahead for daytime delays as work to resurface a nearly 18-mile stretch of the highway starts next week.
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A smoother ride coming to southbound I-5 in Clark County this summer

Travelers along Interstate 5 will soon say goodbye to cracks, ruts and potholes and hello to a smoother ride in northern Clark County.
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Travelers are invited to learn about future safety improvements to change how you travel in Chehalis

Travelers are invited to learn about future safety improvements to change how you travel in Chehalis Construction anticipated to start in 2023

Section of East Mill Plain Blvd. in Downtown Vancouver to close July 9-12

Roadway reconstruction work will improve travel and safety for all users

SR 14 - Wood Creek to Alderdale Rd. Vic. - Chip Seal

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