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12/27/12
A year of growth: One year of SR 520 tolling in the books

12/27/12
WSDOT’s 2013 construction season begins…now

12/25/12
US 2 reopened between Stevens Pass & Leavenworth

12/21/12
Testing time for State Route 99 tunneling machine

12/20/12
Safety Rest Area upgraded at Snoqualmie summit

12/17/12
I-5 drivers could see first flakes overnight

12/16/12
Crews fight snow in the passes and prep for next round of wind in Puget Sound

12/14/12
Girder setting marks turning point for US 2 overpass near Snohomish

12/07/12
Parking on highway to ski is illegal

12/04/12
Northbound SR 529 bridge between Everett and Marysville now open to traffic

12/03/12
WSDOT performance report takes to land, sea, air

12/03/12
State, business groups work to keep supplies moving during emergencies

12/02/12
Northbound State Route 529 bridge between Everett and Marysville remains closed until mid-day Tuesday

11/28/12
70 aging bridges receive money for improvements

11/21/12
Washington’s 4-year program of transportation projects ready for review

11/20/12
SR 20/North Cascades Highway closed for winter

11/20/12
Train-disruption information available to travelers

11/19/12
Heavy rains, wind could snarl evening commute for Western Washington drivers

11/16/12
Leave more time for Thanksgiving table catch-up; know before you go

11/15/12
New lane stripes brighten highways across the state

11/13/12
Interest exceeds capacity at state rail planning workshops

11/13/12
Avalanche risk and snow slides close Chinook and Cayuse passes for the year

11/09/12
Everett-area traffic cameras out of service overnight Nov. 9

11/09/12
Political signs near highways must be removed by Friday

11/09/12
SR 520 bridge pontoon videos, interviews and correspondence posted online

11/08/12
New roundabout complete at busy SR 9 intersection in Arlington

11/05/12
Commute-smart champs take a bow

11/02/12
Seattle-area traffic cameras out of service overnight Nov. 2

10/31/12
Crews set girders for new SR 522 Snohomish River Bridge

10/31/12
Winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1

10/26/12
Seattle-area traffic cameras, flow map go dark Friday night

10/25/12
Estimate for SR 520 bridge program lowered by $522 million; $300 million federal loan finalized for next phase of construction

10/25/12
State seeks key ingredient for rail plan: public opinion

10/22/12
Crews preparing to finish work on Snoqualmie Pass as construction season winds down for winter

10/22/12
Public invited to comment on changes coming to I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

10/19/12
Automated speed enforcement wraps up at Snoqualmie Pass

10/19/12
Winter driving coming, so get ready now

10/18/12
WSDOT reports drivers may see delayed toll bills

10/15/12
Crews to close road to Artist Point at Mount Baker

10/10/12
Contractor selected to build new SR 9 bridge in northern Snohomish County

10/08/12
Point Defiance Bypass moves forward with completion of environmental study

10/05/12
Roundabout opens at SR 9 intersection near Arlington

10/05/12
Major 6-day lane closure over Snoqualmie Pass starts Oct. 14

10/02/12
City and county transportation projects shine as “best of the best”

10/01/12
First citations mailed to drivers caught speeding in I-90 work zone

10/01/12
Crews wrap up culvert replacements on US 2 near Snohomish

09/28/12
New tool opens door to transportation-related jobs for small businesses

09/21/12
WSDOT holds contractor to fire-safety requirements at Taylor Bridge

09/20/12
Tacoma Narrows Bridges appear melted in new Web maps

09/20/12
Last call for summer in Seattle means heavy traffic

09/17/12
Vehicle registration holds placed for some toll violators

09/10/12
Automated speed-enforcement cameras coming to Snoqualmie Pass

09/07/12
Brighter, tougher lane stripes coming to a highway near you

08/27/12
More drivers saw red in 2011 than in 2009

08/24/12
Small team of claims investigators saves taxpayers millions

08/22/12
WSDOT unveils revamped Gray Notebook

08/21/12
Volunteers needed for annual state bicycle and pedestrian count

08/13/12
3 fish-friendly culverts installed, 1 bridge demolished during weekend work

08/09/12
Two weekend-long closures set for SR 9 near Clearview, Lake Stevens

08/08/12
Construction to raise and widen SR 532 west of Stanwood begins next year

08/08/12
Major construction means heavy congestion in Puget Sound Aug. 10-13

08/01/12
Eastbound US 2 near Snohomish closed Aug. 3-6

08/03/12
Washington transportation projects awarded federal grants

07/27/12
Rock blasting and daytime closures of SR 522 in Monroe start Monday

07/23/12
Crews move mountains of snow to reopen Artist Point

07/18/12
New tools ease public reporting of access, ADA accommodation matters

07/18/12
WSDOT reaches settlement with toll vendor ETC

07/17/12
South-end viaduct replacement will wrap up one year early, on budget

07/13/12
Daytime lane closures planned July 17 on US 2 near Stevens Pass.

07/11/12
Repair work starts July 23 on the US 395/SR20 Columbia River Bridge at Kettle Falls

07/10/12
Annual event brings 10,000 bike riders to Western Washington roadways

06/29/12
State ferries on-time performance tops 98 percent

06/28/12
Weekend-long closure planned for SR 9/SR 92 intersection

06/26/12
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Wednesday

06/25/12
Newest and smallest ferry vessel named Sanpoil

06/22/12
Six months into SR 520 tolling: Traffic and revenue on track

06/19/12
Cantwell, Murray, McMorris Rodgers Announce $10 Million USDOT Grant for North Spokane Corridor

06/18/12
Weigh station innovations saving truckers time

06/15/12
Report: Freight haulers say congestion results in lost jobs

06/14/12
Community bids fond farewell to old SR 529 Ebey Slough Bridge

06/13/12
New culverts and Bickford overcrossing coming to US 2 near Snohomish

06/12/12
SR 522 closed overnight in Monroe

06/11/12
Gov. Gregoire awards students' top prize in statewide transportation art and essay contest

06/11/12
State funds available for freight rail projects that keep economy chugging with jobs, trade

06/07/12
Roadway safety funding benefits 40 Washington cities

06/06/12
A boatload of dirt: Crews break ground on massive pit for SR 99 tunnel boring machine

05/31/12
Part of SR 9 intersection to close for roundabout construction near Arlington

05/30/12
Tolls increase July 1 on Tacoma Narrows and SR 520 bridges

05/30/12
West Coast Electric Highway Expands to Washington, Now Extends to Canadian Border

05/29/12
New SR 522 bridge takes shape in Monroe

05/25/12
Chinook Pass opens in time for Memorial Day weekend

05/25/12
Washington No. 1 ‘Bicycle-Friendly State’ five years running

05/23/12
Secretary Hammond's statement regarding WSDOT's Drug and Alcohol Policy

05/22/12
WSDOT opens new Bellevue ramp ahead of schedule

05/21/12
Know before you go: long weekend could mean long waits

05/18/12
Repair work to delay float-out of SR 520 bridge pontoons

05/15/12
SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct to close this weekend, May 18-21

05/10/12
SR 20 The North Cascades Highway reopened today at noon

05/02/12
Surplus properties go on the auction block

04/27/12
Roundabout construction begins on SR 9 near Arlington

04/23/12
Prepare for daytime closures of SR 522 in Monroe this week

04/20/12
Open house planned April 24 for roundabouts on SR 92

04/18/12
Show your support for Washington’s road workers – Go Orange for Work Zone Safety

04/12/12
US 2 roundabout opens to traffic in Sultan

04/12/12
Plan for full weekend closure of SR 529 in Marysville

04/10/12
WSDOT begins new toll enforcement program

04/05/12
All US 2 traffic funneled into one lane next week in Sultan, Index

04/02/12
Construction resumes on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

03/29/12
Federal funds sought for emergency road repairs

03/29/12
US 2 reduced to one lane for five days next week in Sultan

03/27/12
Grant funding available for community projects that improve conditions for bicycling, walking

03/22/12
North Cascades Highway clearing starts March 26

03/21/12
Studded tire deadline moved to April 16

03/20/12
State’s TIGER IV applications support increased mobility, travel choices and international trade

03/15/12
Federal Railroad Administration, WSDOT and Seattle kick off next phase of King Street Station restoration

03/15/12
Not Good to Go! yet? Your toll bill is in the mail

02/29/12
Procession honoring fallen WSP Trooper Thursday

02/28/12
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Wednesday

02/21/12
Expert panel confirms viaduct replacement on schedule, on budget

02/08/12
New WSDOT cameras, hardware showcase 16 miles of I-5 in north Snohomish County

02/01/12
Statewide meetings kick off disparity study

01/25/12
WSDOT seeking projects for the Safe Routes to School Program

01/19/12
Freezing temperatures continue overnight, falling trees keep roads closed in central Puget Sound tonight

01/19/12
WSDOT and WSP face challenging circumstances as they work to keep roadways open, passable

01/19/12
Road crews continue clearing roads of snow and storm debris

01/19/12
Entire state feeling impact from ice storm

01/18/12
Ice storm impacting travel; trees down on some roadways

01/18/12
Roadway warning from WSDOT: Watch for ice

01/17/12
Severe weather could mean treacherous road conditions

01/13/12
Decision time: Stock up, slow down for weekend storm

01/12/12
First toll bills sent to SR 520 Pay By Mail customers

01/06/12
More drivers are returning to the State Route 520 floating bridge, a week after tolls began.

01/06/12
WSDOT selects Flatiron Constructors Inc. for I-405 improvement project

01/05/12
Drivers tweak commute times for tolled SR 520 bridge

01/03/12
Tolling on 520: A new year, new commute