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.

Traffic fatality crashes on Washington public roadways

increased 56% in March 2021 compared to March 2020.

11,906 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during the third quarter of 2021, nearly 6% more than same quarter in 2020.

WSF ridership was nearly 5.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022,

which was 1.6 million (38.3%) higher than the corresponding quarter in FY2021