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10/01/14
Keller Ferry out of service for repairs the weekend of Oct. 3-5, 2014

10/01/14
Learn about SR 520 construction in Seattle

09/26/14
Fifth cycle of SR 520 pontoons completed in Aberdeen

09/22/14
Just in time for fall: New section of SR 502 set to open to traffic

09/20/14
Northbound I-5 reopens a day early in Olympia, southbound I-5 still restricted

09/18/14
Volunteers still needed to count bicyclists and pedestrians

09/18/14
Full speed ahead: New SR 530 near Oso to open by Monday morning

09/17/14
I-5 traffic woes in Olympia may still happen this weekend

09/17/14
New ferry schedule, off-peak fares highlight fall sailing season

09/16/14
Transportation Commission to consider naming the US 2/97 interchange at Ellensburg meeting, Sept. 23

09/16/14
Reminder: Departing Arlington, arriving in Olympia: WSDOT’s aviation office moving in September

09/15/14
Kelso Martin’s Bluff Rail Project moves forward with completion of environmental study

09/15/14
New SR 520 HOV lanes open for business

09/13/14
Northbound I-5 lanes in Olympia open 25 hours early; Southbound I-5 remains restricted

09/12/14
US 97 Biggs Rapids-Sam Hill Bridge to get a makeover

09/11/14
Keller Ferry out of service for repairs

09/11/14
Washington state dedicates its first U.S. Bike Route

09/10/14
SR 520 to close Sept. 13 to 15 for completion of new HOV lanes

09/10/14
New Assistant Secretary for WSF

09/08/14
Design concepts for SR 520 in Seattle to be unveiled

09/03/14
Plan ahead: Olympia area closures coming to I-5 lanes and ramps over two weekends

09/02/14
15-day closure of eastbound I-90 ramp to Bellevue Way starts Sept. 8

08/28/14
SR 530 detours to take place first full weekend in September; Next community meetings scheduled

08/28/14
Federal officials approve plans to replace aging Mukilteo ferry terminal

08/27/14
Expect delays and traffic congestion each night this week on I-5 in Pierce County

08/27/14
The big reveal: Salmon Creek interchange opens ahead of schedule, under budget

08/27/14
New cameras, signs provide real-time traffic updates along SR 539 and SR 9 near border

08/27/14
SR 99 reopens on time; WSDOT thanks commuters for their patience

08/27/14
Take Amtrak Cascades to Seahawks front door for NFL Kickoff Sept. 4

08/25/14
Know before you go: Spend summer’s last holiday weekend having fun, not stuck in traffic

08/25/14
Update: Two date changes at WSDOT-hosted airport workshops in September

08/22/14
WSDOT’s performance report crosses the waters

08/21/14
State selects ARG Transportation to operate central Washington rail line

08/18/14
Left-turn restrictions coming to SR 9 and 84th in Marysville

08/18/14
Call for volunteers: Help tally Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

08/17/14
Major milestone for Nalley Valley viaduct: New Sprague Avenue ramps open to traffic

08/15/14
SR 99 to close for four days

08/08/14
A swift goodbye to double white lines on SR 167 HOT lanes

08/08/14
SR 99 four-day closure just over two weeks away

08/07/14
In with the new: old concrete panels on I-5 in north Seattle get the heave ho

08/06/14
Compact roundabouts coming to I-5 interchanges north of Bellingham

08/04/14
SR 520 floating bridge to close Aug. 8-11 for construction

07/31/14
SR 161 widening project in Edgewood nearly complete

07/30/14
Midweek detours from SR 530 near Oso to start in August

07/30/14
SR 99 in Seattle to close for four days in late August

07/25/14
A resounding success: Drivers change habits for I-90 roadwork near Bellevue

07/25/14
Blue Angels return to the skies mean closures of I-90 bridge during Seafair

07/24/14
Contractor named for significant stretch of new SR 520

07/20/14
Travelers heeded advice; no major weekend delays during I-90 expansion joint replacement project

07/17/14
State-managed airports lending aid to central Washington firefighting efforts

07/17/14
Officials celebrate completion of Eastbound Nalley Valley Project

07/17/14
WSDOT to host four airport workshops in September

07/16/14
Counting down the days: I-90 work near Bellevue starts Friday night

07/16/14
Southbound I-5 lanes will shift temporarily near Arlington for Stillaguamish River Bridge renovation

07/16/14
Rock scaling project along SR 410 east of Chinook Pass to cause delays

07/16/14
SR 241 Bridge near Mabton closes to all traffic through late summer

07/15/14
Statement from Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson regarding the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) hearing on the cause of the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge collapse and safety recommendations

07/11/14
Governor commemorates General Aviation Appreciation Month in Washington

07/11/14
Two bridge preservation projects begin this month in King County

07/10/14
Officials break ground on I-5: M Street to Portland Avenue HOV project

07/10/14
Major lane closures on westbound I-90 just one week away; Drivers can help keep traffic moving

07/08/14
SR 520 to close for a weekend of extensive paving

07/03/14
Smoother ride ahead for SR 520 between Bellevue and Redmond

07/03/14
US 2 pavement repair to create long traffic delays

07/02/14
Both directions of I-5 near Stillaguamish River Bridge to be reduced to two lanes

07/01/14
SR 542 opens to Artist Point

06/30/14
Weekend closure of SR 167 in Puyallup for milestone bridge move

06/30/14
Summer construction heats up with big closure of westbound I-90 in July

06/26/14
Giant hinged span coming to world’s longest floating bridge

06/26/14
Plan ahead for upcoming ramp revisions at I-5 and Center Drive in DuPont

06/24/14
Weekend closures planned for SR 520 floating bridge and northbound I-5 in Seattle

06/24/14
Campaign signs sprouting like flowers

06/24/14
Calling all bidders: prime city parcel hits the market

06/23/14
Bon Voyage sailing for WSFs oldest ferry, the Evergreen State, is June 29

06/20/14
SR 530 near Oso reopens to two-way traffic

06/20/14
Airport Investment Study “Solutions Phase” kicks off

06/17/14
Marathon, summer solstice celebrations and major road closures happening this weekend

06/17/14
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal proposed for aviation projects

06/16/14
SR 150 beacons alert drivers to bicyclists ahead

06/16/14
Dump the pump and save this summer

06/16/14
Contractor announces details of repair work plan for the SR 99 tunneling machine

06/16/14
Meet with ferry system at summer community meetings

06/13/14
New bus stops to open as SR 520 construction on the Eastside nears finish line

06/10/14
Expect delays on I-5 near Arlington during Stillaguamish River Bridge renovation

06/09/14
Weekend work to close SR 18 to southbound I-5 in Federal Way

06/09/14
Busy weekend of road closures in the rearview mirror

06/05/14
SR 539 expansion will reduce border waits north of Lynden

06/04/14
Meet Ferries Division top candidates at Bremerton, Friday Harbor open houses

06/04/14
Smoother travels ahead: southbound I-405 through Bellevue getting new pavement

06/04/14
Washington has new plan to keep freight moving

06/03/14
Better access to SR 167 HOT lanes coming this summer

06/03/14
Weekend roadwork in Seattle to impact traffic region-wide

06/02/14
Welcome, Tokitae! Nation’s largest ferry fleet adds first Olympic Class vessel

06/02/14
Governor proclaims June as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Washington state

05/30/14
SR 530 near Oso reopens to traffic this weekend

05/29/14
SR 527 paving means overnight delays, smoother ride between I-405 and SR 524 this summer

05/29/14
Public invited to open house focused on I-5 congestion relief study near JBLM

05/28/14
Busy highway construction season revs up

05/22/14
Ferndale I-5 bridges to get new coat of armor this summer

05/22/14
Chinook Pass reopens at noon Friday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend

05/22/14
WSDOT’s performance report keys in on the environment

05/21/14
Old SR 6 Willapa River Bridge to rest in pieces starting this week

05/21/14
$5.2M in federal grant funds awarded to improve transit services across state

05/21/14
Tolls increase July 1 on SR 520 Bridge

05/21/14
Tolls increase July 1 on SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge

05/20/14
Know before you go: use travel tools to navigate holiday travel routes

05/16/14
Keller Ferry back in service

05/15/14
Community to celebrate US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road interchange project

05/14/14
Reynolds Ave. closures continue during I-5 bridge demolition

05/13/14
Cayuse Pass set to reopen just in time for the weekend

05/13/14
WSDOT strategic plan sets new direction for the future

05/12/14
New SR 520 floating bridge taking shape

05/09/14
Temporary speed limit reduction on northbound I-5 near Woodland starts Monday, May 12

05/09/14
SR 504 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway reopens May 10

05/08/14
SR 20 North Cascades Highway reopened

05/06/14
Westbound SR 520 bridge to close over Mother’s Day weekend

05/05/14
New bridge over Pilchuck Creek Bridge replaces one of the last single-lane structure on state’s highways

05/05/14
Washington celebrates National Bike to School Day on May 7

05/05/14
Major paving and pedestrian ramp work begin on SR 164 in Enumclaw

05/02/14
State seeks federal funds for transportation projects and planning studies

05/02/14
Bridge demolition halts traffic along Reynolds Ave. at I-5 starting May 8

05/01/14
Construction on safer, wider SR 502 begins this week

05/01/14
7-year reign: Washington retains its title as nation’s most ‘Bicycle-Friendly State’

05/01/14
New traffic cameras coming to SR 539 and SR 9 in Whatcom County

05/01/14
Major work to protect SR 20 from Skagit River finishes ahead of schedule

05/02/14
Airport Funding Gap Revealed

04/30/14
First day of local traffic moving smoothly along the SR 530 bypass road

04/29/14
Anchors aweigh, longer delay: Seattle boating season means more bridge openings

04/28/14
New SR 6 Willapa River Bridge opens to traffic April 30

04/25/14
WSDOT employee safe after natural avalanche buries equipment during clearing efforts on Chinook Pass

04/22/14
Deadline approaching for airports to submit grant applications

04/21/14
SR 99 tunneling machine to resume digging in March 2015

04/18/14
Another milestone for new SR 520 floating bridge

04/18/14
Open house to discuss SR 215 Omak paver, April 23

04/16/14
Reminder: Airport grant applications due April 30

04/15/14
Fourth cycle of SR 520 pontoons completed in Aberdeen

04/14/14
Learn the latest about Seattle ferry terminal plans

04/10/14
Two weeks of major width and lane restrictions on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass begin April 12

04/04/14
Expect construction, delays while WSDOT replaces 90-year-old SR 6 Rock Creek bridges

04/04/14
Work zone safety refresher: see orange, slow down or pay the price

04/01/14
SR 530 slide relief funds on the way to help people with special transportation needs

03/28/14
WSDOT accepting applications for new round of airport grants

03/28/14
SR 243 roundabout construction in Mattawa set to begin

03/28/14
Studded-tire deadline remains March 31

03/25/14
Spring sailing schedule and fare changes around the corner

03/22/14
All lanes of SR 99 reopen through Seattle after inspection

03/21/14
Transportation Secretary names interim assistant secretary and ferries chief

03/20/14
More work opportunities, stronger partnerships: WSDOT, FHWA, Seattle Tunnel Partners announce agreements on DBE Program

03/19/14
One more sign of spring: studded-tire deadline looms

03/19/14
Major construction delays over Snoqualmie Pass unavoidable this spring if drivers don't plan ahead

03/18/14
Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson’s statement regarding David Moseley

03/17/14
Expect delays on both sides of Lake Washington due to weekend road work

03/17/14
Temporary repairs made to hull of Walla Walla; investigation forthcoming

03/14/14
SR 502 widening project open house set for March 27 in Battle Ground

03/13/14
Final girder setting closes northbound I-205 in Salmon Creek March 24

03/12/14
More floating-bridge pontoons arriving on Lake Washington

03/12/14
North Cascades Highway clearing to begin March 31

03/12/14
Limited tree removal and replacement along I-5 scheduled for future traffic cameras

03/11/14
I-5 expansion joint replacement switches to the southbound side

03/10/14
Weekend work on I-5 expansion joints in Seattle turns the corner

03/10/14
Overnight closures of SR 99 to complete new bridge over Spokane Street

03/10/14
WSDOT bridge engineers schedule a second March inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

03/06/14
SR 520 traffic lanes, ramps closed during construction

03/04/14
Weekend bridge joint replacement work to reduce lanes on northbound I-5

02/28/14
Signal replacement project at SR 507 and Reynolds Ave. resumes March 3

02/28/14
Sealth in dry-dock for inspection and repairs

02/26/14
Read all about it: 52nd “Gray Notebook” highlights WSDOT’s performance progress

02/25/14
State Route 99 to close this weekend through Seattle

02/24/14
This weekend lane closures wrap up early on I-5 in Seattle; Four weekends down, five more to go

02/21/14
Two westbound SR 520 on-ramps closed this weekend

02/18/14
SR 520 on-ramp at 84th Avenue NE closing Tuesday night for up to two weeks

02/18/14
SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Feb. 19

02/18/14
Southbound I-5 lanes Seattle reopens early after major weekend work

02/14/14
Pack your patience if you’re traveling the Columbia River Gorge this weekend

02/14/14
Statewide airport pavement report released

02/13/14
Community workshop for Freighthouse Square rail station planned for Feb. 19

02/12/14
Water over the roadway at numerous locations in parts of Eastern Washington

02/10/14
Weekend construction ‘hearts’ I-5 in Seattle

02/09/14
SR 520 reopens after weekend of busy construction

02/06/14
Ice continues to plague SR 272 drainage system

02/06/14
Eastern Washington rail line seeks innovative and efficient rail operator

02/04/14
SR 520 closed this weekend for construction

02/03/14
Washington aviation associations host Airport Funding Day

01/31/14
WSDOT cleaning three southwest Washington bridges Feb. 3-March 20

01/31/14
Washington State Ferries renamed after the Seahawks

01/22/14
Relief in sight for drivers near the Port of Seattle’s busiest freight terminal

01/19/14
I-5 lane closures in Seattle take a knee before Seahawks game

01/17/14
15 years in the making: Four lanes coming to SR 502 between I-5 and Battle Ground

01/17/14
New WSDOT report highlights next steps for improving I-405 congestion

01/16/14
Amtrak station conversations planned for Freighthouse Square

01/16/14
It’s just a jump to the left, and a step to the right on SR 522 near Monroe

01/15/14
SR 99 tunnel north access contract awarded

01/14/14
Weekend I-5 lane closures in Seattle start Friday

01/13/14
WSDOT gives tunnel contractor mandatory steps to meet DBE goal

01/13/14
New survey asks drivers to shed light on visibility over Snoqualmie Pass

01/09/14
Overhead work closes southbound I-205 in Salmon Creek two nights next week

01/08/14
WSDOT executes new SR 520 pontoon change order

01/08/14
13th Street bridge repairs close northbound I-5, Jan. 10 and 11

01/07/14
Seahawks fans will get home sooner with advance ferry ticket purchase

01/07/14
Nightly SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge closures scheduled over next three weeks

01/06/14
Come sail away with the new winter ferry schedule

01/05/14
SR 16 traffic moved onto new Nalley Valley viaduct ahead of schedule

01/03/14
Progress made on SR 99 tunnel blockage

01/03/14
Citizen advisory committee to discuss new toll rates for Tacoma Narrows Bridge