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Building and improving livable communities, better lives

Inside the SR 99 tunnel's south operations building


We're looking for the best people to join us.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs.

Our values

  • Safety - Promote the safety of the public and employees at all times
  • Inclusion - Ensure a wide array of perspectives, disciplines and backgrounds are represented in our outreach, decision making and workforce
  • Innovation - Foster an environment of trust that encourages creativity, finding solutions for challenges and leveraging opportunities
  • Integrity - Build trust with each other and our communities by being ethical, accountable, responsive and honest
  • Leadership - Inspire, motivate and support to give each other the confidence to do great things
  • Sustainability - Make decisions and take actions that promote the conservation of resources for future generations by focusing on the balance of economic, environmental and community needs

Welcome to WSDOT

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Mission statement

WSDOT provides and supports safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation options to improve livable communities and economic vitality for people and businesses.

Read more about Results WSDOT and the agency's emphasis areas in our Strategic Plan and Gray Notebook.

Goal areas

Workforce development

We strive to be an employer of choice - attracting and retaining a skilled, diverse workforce - valuing employee development and engagement, supported by a modern work environment.


We seek to understand, be sensitive to, and employ a workforce that reflects the many diverse communities we serve. All businesses desiring to work with us will have fair and equal access to contracting opportunities. Our projects and programs are developed with community input and embrace the diversity of our state.

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Practical Solutions

We collaborate with our partners to make the right investments, in the right places, at the right time, while using the right approach. Our investment choices are guided by multimodal performance outcomes in order to achieve a truly integrated, sustainable transportation system.

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Workplace safety

Safety is our highest priority. We are committed to improving safety performance and embracing a safety-first culture. Read 5 simple things you can do to make your workplace safe.

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WSDOT biologist near the Pilchuck River

Current opportunities

A career at WSDOT is a career where you make a difference in people's lives every day. You will help drivers get where they want to go and get there safely.

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SR 520 construction crew member

More than just a paycheck.

Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you receive, but also your personal contribution to them. Washington State Government offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

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Bertha crew member


WSDOT provides professional assistance to all employees by actively assessing, designing, administering, delivering, funding and evaluating training and organizational development.

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WSDOT at-a-glance

Operates and maintains 18,600 lane miles of state highways

Owns, operates and maintains nearly 3,300 bridge structures

Runs the largest ferry system in the nation that moves 24.2 million passengers and 10 million vehicles a year

Partners with 31 public transportation systems to provide more than 220 million passenger trips a year

Owns three Talgo train sets in the Amtrak Cascades fleet and manages the Palouse River and Coulee City Rail system

Manages one of the world's widest tunneling projects and the world's longest floating bridge project

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