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12/19/13
US 2 No-pedestrian/No-hitchhiking zone expanded on Stevens Pass

12/18/13
WSDOT endorses Urban Street Design Guidelines

12/17/13
Sophomore year of scholarship program helps high school juniors and seniors

12/16/13
Changes proposed for transportation DBE goals

12/16/13
Washington Nissan LEAF owner celebrates 100,000 all-electric miles

12/13/13
Tunnel crews lowering groundwater to get a closer look at what’s blocking Bertha

12/10/13
WSDOT Statement on SR 99 Tunneling Machine

12/10/13
Pontoons on parade this week on Lake Washington

12/04/13
Still Seattle’s most boring exhibit: SR 99 tunnel information center marks two-year anniversary

12/01/13
Work or play, drivers need to prepare now for Monday afternoon

11/27/13
Improved contracts, more oversight among reforms coming to state’s DBE program

11/27/13
Report shows how WSDOT projects, programs are performing

11/26/13
WSDOT report keys in on multimodal transportation

11/26/13
Don’t let post-Thanksgiving traffic in Seattle gobble up your weekend plans

11/22/13
Drydock in the water: SR 520 coffer cell arrives on Lake Washington

11/21/13
I-405 ramps to westbound SR 520 closed overnight Sunday, Nov. 24

11/21/13
Holiday weekend travel: Plan ahead, be informed, keep warm, eat turkey

11/20/13
A tale of two passes: Cayuse closed for the season; Chinook reopens

11/18/13
Washington state’s 4-year program of transportation projects ready for review

11/14/13
New chain-up system helps improve safety and efficiency for I-90 drivers

11/12/13
WSDOT asks Mercer Island residents to track I-90 trips

11/06/13
Advisory group to recommend carpool policy for I-405 express toll lanes

11/05/13
State Route 99 to close this weekend through Seattle

11/01/13
WSDOT Statement on FHWA Report

10/30/13
16-hour closure of SR 9 in Clearview begins Saturday, Nov. 2

10/25/13
Time to trade those sunglasses and sandals for ice scrapers and chains

10/10/13
First 3 miles on I-90 project east of Snoqualmie Pass complete

10/09/13
Independent review of mega projects released

10/07/13
Washington celebrates Walk to School Day Oct. 9

10/07/13
More public input needed on I-90 tolling proposal

10/05/13
Third cycle of SR 520 pontoons complete in Aberdeen

09/30/13
WSDOT seeks comment on proposed outreach process

09/30/13
Semiannual Alaskan Way Viaduct inspection, utility work to close SR 99 through Seattle this weekend

09/30/13
SR 520 construction crane, barges drift from work zone during high winds

09/27/13
520 bridge Pontoon W returns to Lake Washington

09/27/13
A game-plan a must if traveling over Snoqualmie Pass this weekend

09/25/13
Volunteers needed to count bicyclists and walkers

09/24/13
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meeting Sept. 25

09/18/13
Advisory group reviews carpool options for I-405 express toll lanes

09/18/13
Westbound SR 520 closures planned for weeknights in September and October

09/16/13
Northbound I-5 expansion joint work finishes early in Seattle

09/15/13
In with the new: Permanent I-5 Skagit River Bridge replacement opens to traffic

09/15/13
SR 520 re-opens after big construction weekend

09/13/13
US 2 reopened this afternoon after installation of a new bridge west of Leavenworth

09/12/13
SR 20 North Cascades Highway reopens

09/11/13
New ramp metering to help provide better I-405 traffic flow

09/11/13
WSDOT publishes 50th quarterly performance report

09/11/13
SR 520 Pontoon W key cracks repaired

09/10/13
Summer’s last construction closures plus major events mean a busy weekend for Seattle-area drivers

09/06/13
Mudslides close SR 20 North Cascades Highway through the weekend; Reopening date to be determined next week

09/06/13
Week-long US 2 closure near Leavenworth starts Sept. 8

09/04/13
Convergence zone: Next two weekends a busy time for local highway construction, events – and traffic

08/26/13
Call for volunteers: Help tally Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

08/23/13
Repairs complete, SR 520 pontoon headed home

08/22/13
Be in the know before you go: travel tools available for Labor Day weekend

08/21/13
New website highlights history of the 520 corridor

08/21/13
SR 520 floating bridge, highway closing one direction at a time, five times in August and September

08/20/13
Week-long US 2 closure near Leavenworth starts Sept. 8

08/19/13
Work starts on landslide solutions for Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor

08/19/13
SR 20 the North Cascades Highway reopened to traffic

08/18/13
SR 20 North Cascades Highway to reopen Monday

08/15/13
No access to West Seattle Freeway during Highway 99 closure in SODO Friday

08/13/13
Girders weighing as much as a space shuttle prepare to launch at Skagit River Bridge

08/12/13
Weekend closures on Eastside highways in the rearview mirror

08/11/13
Plan ahead for increased travel times Sunday afternoon as work continues in Bellevue and Renton

08/08/13
Get ready: two days until weekend closures at SR 167/I-405 interchange in Renton, northbound I-405 in Bellevue

08/06/13
Port of Seattle Commission approves funding for Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

08/05/13
SR 167/I-405 interchange in Renton and northbound I-405 through Bellevue closed this weekend

07/31/13
Public feedback sought on state goals for meeting federal requirements on some transit projects

07/30/13
Bertha starts digging: tunneling underway in Seattle

07/30/13
New planes, similar closures of I-90 bridge during Seafair

07/30/13
Costs for SR 520 pontoon repairs announced

07/29/13
New Keller Ferry vessel to be celebrated and begin service in August

07/26/13
Eight is great – new SR 520 pontoons to float out this weekend in Tacoma

07/24/13
Additional bike storage available on Amtrak Cascades

07/24/13
Ready, set, close eastbound SR 18 in Auburn for repairs July 26-29

07/23/13
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets July 24

07/22/13
New ramp meters to bring I-5 congestion relief to south King County

07/20/13
Bon voyage party for Bertha draws 5,000 to SR 99 tunnel site

07/17/13
Better than blue suede shoes: I-5 expansion joint and ramp repairs in Seattle

07/15/13
High five: SR 520, northbound I-405 in Bellevue reopen after major weekend work

07/14/13
Heavy congestion expected Sunday afternoon as work continues on SR 520, northbound I-405

07/11/13
Prepare for weekend closures of northbound I-405 and SR 520 near Bellevue

07/09/13
Say bon voyage to Bertha: SR 99 tunneling machine starts digging in late July

07/08/13
SR 520 bridge, northbound I-405 near downtown Bellevue to close July 13-14

07/03/13
Crews complete repairs on damaged 520 bridge anchor cable

06/28/13
Repairs underway on damaged 520 bridge anchor cable

06/27/13
1,500 miles, zero gallons of gas: International electric-vehicle rally kicks off Saturday, June 29

06/26/13
WSDOT crews discover damaged anchor cable on existing SR 520 floating bridge

06/25/13
Working through the weekends for summer construction

06/20/13
Connection from old to new SR 520 floating bridge begins this summer

06/18/13
Temporary Seattle-Bellingham Amtrak Cascades service ends as I-5 reopens

06/11/13
Streamlining process nets WSDOT an Environmental Excellence Award

06/07/13
State seeks TIGER V grants to improve mobility in the Puget Sound area

06/07/13
Construction begins on three new roundabouts in Puget Sound area

06/06/13
Red light warning signs turn on Monday

06/06/13
SR 520 pontoons readying for a busy summer

06/06/13
Creative ideas for Snoqualmie Pass wildlife crossings win scholarships for 2 high school students

05/31/13
Face time with Bertha: last day above ground for massive tunneling cutterhead

05/30/13
New Amtrak Cascades trains to roll between Seattle and Bellingham beginning Friday, May 31

05/28/13
SR 520 closed May 31 to June 3 for construction

05/26/13
Governor Inslee announces I-5 bridge replacement plan

05/23/13
I-5 bridge investigation continues; detour available Friday morning

05/23/13
Different kind of airport delay may slow travel on SR 518 near Sea-Tac this summer

05/17/13
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program disparity study now online

05/17/13
SR 410 Chinook Pass opens for summer travel

05/17/13
Know before you go: Holiday weekend means more travelers, longer travel times

05/16/13
Smoother ride coming to southbound I-5 between Lynnwood and Shoreline

05/15/13
SR 520 pontoon progress and May movements

05/14/13
Ready for Bertha: SR 99 tunnel’s launch pit complete

05/07/13
West Seattle Bridge interchange expansion joint work complete, almost

05/03/13
Students celebrate national Bike to School Day May 8

05/02/13
Ahoy! Boating season means more bridge openings

05/01/13
6-time champ Washington leads pack again as ‘Bicycle-Friendly State’

04/22/13
Earth Day forecast: sustainable transportation

04/19/13
Drivers beginning to see US 101 in a whole new light

04/16/13
SR 520 closed April 19-22 for construction

04/16/13
SR 20 North Cascades Highway reopened at 1 p.m.

04/11/13
Work zone safety refresher: see orange, slow down

04/05/13
Statement by WSDOT on SR 99 tunneling machine

04/05/13
Take the surprise out of your trip east of Snoqualmie Pass; know before you go

04/01/13
World’s largest tunneling machine arrives by ship in Seattle April 2

04/01/13
Fixing up the joints on northbound I-5, part 2

03/30/13
Northbound I-5 weekend expansion joint replacement halfway done

03/29/13
Automated speed-enforcement cameras coming to I-5 in Lewis County

03/26/13
Spring cleaning under way on North Cascades Highway

03/26/13
SR 99 off-ramp in SODO closed Easter weekend

03/25/13
Studded tire deadline approaches as spring arrives

03/25/13
Repair work to close lanes on northbound I-5 near downtown Seattle

03/21/13
Drivers should expect a busy first weekend of spring

03/19/13
Eastbound SR 520 closed this weekend for construction

03/19/13
SR 99 tunneling machine sets sail for Seattle

03/15/13
SR 99 tunnel contractor to host March 28 contracting event for disadvantaged firms

03/15/13
Postponed: SR 520 closure March 15-18

03/14/13
Transportation Secretary Peterson calls for mega project review

03/13/13
New bridges get green light to replace snowshed east of Snoqualmie Pass

03/12/13
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets March 13

03/07/13
North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 25

03/07/13
Aurora Bridge now better prepared for a major earthquake

03/06/13
SR 99 tunneling machine almost set for trip to Seattle

03/04/13
Amtrak Cascades one step closer to faster, more frequent service

03/04/13
WSDOT works to wake Cayuse Pass from its winter snooze

02/28/13
Big construction, big event weekend in Seattle

02/26/13
Semiannual inspection and a sweet run close sections of SR 99 through Seattle this weekend

02/26/13
Advisory group to discuss carpool policy for I-405/SR 167 express toll lanes

02/26/13
WSDOT announces SR 520 pontoon design changes and repairs, results of internal review

02/22/13
State’s first highway LED lights making Olympia brighter

02/22/13
Seattle's Highway 99 timber bridge replacement starts now

02/11/13
WSDOT to replace and smooth aged pavement on I-405 and SR 518

02/05/13
New scholarship asks students to design first wildlife crossing east of Snoqualmie Pass

02/05/13
I-5 concrete pavement repair work starts this week in Kent and Seattle’s U-District

02/04/13
WSDOT shares the future of 520 construction

01/30/13
SR 520 closing for construction Friday night to Sunday morning

01/28/13
Jobs float in, SR 520 pontoons float out: Tacoma pontoon construction site boosts local economy

01/25/13
30-day comment period on proposed I-90 tolling open through Feb. 22

01/24/13
Rail partners explore mudslide causes, solutions

01/23/13
I-405, SR 167 express toll lanes focus of advisory group

01/17/13
Three ramps from S. Columbian Way closed this weekend

01/10/13
Columbian Way ramp to West Seattle closed this weekend

01/03/13
Two ramps to West Seattle to close this weekend