Operations & services

Learn about the tools we use to reduce traffic congestion and collisions, including ramp meters, traffic management centers, traffic signals and our incident response team.

Learn about Active Traffic and Demand Management (ATDM), an operational strategy for reducing collisions associated with congestion and blocked lanes.

Learn about our avalanche forecasting and control efforts to keep our transportation system reliable and safe. 

The Incident Response program is a traffic congestion mitigation strategy. The Incident Response Team (IRT) is composed of agencies, vendors, and other resources that respond to, investigate, clean up, and clear traffic incidents.

Learn about ramp meters and how they work.

Learn about how we prepare and prioritize our response to winter weather driving conditions.

WSDOT issues permits allowing businesses and individuals to install and remove motorist-owned tire chains

Learn about the central command centers for WSDOT's highway monitoring and response efforts.

Learn more about how traffic signals operate, and how and when they are installed.

We are hiring!

We have a range of positions open across the state - view all current job openings.

Improved access to 98.2 miles of upstream fish habitat

through 15 fish passage projects in 2021.

28% increase in the value of exports and imports 

from $90.2 billion in 2020 to $115.5 billion in 2021.