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 By Washington State Budget & Police Center    Opinions    May 14, 2013

State investments can improve health and environment

Part four in a series, “Special Legislative Session: The Big Picture.”Both the House and Senate budgets take advantage of the single best opportunity to improve health: expansion of Medicaid to more than 250,000 people in Washington...

 
 By Washington State Transportation Commission    News    December 10, 2012

Tolling and Road Usage Charge Assessment Study among topics of Transportation Commission’s meeting

OLYMPIA – Traffic and financial reports and toll rate schedules for both the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) and State Route 520 top the agenda items for the Washington State Transportation Commission’ meeting next week in Olympia. The...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    December 10, 2012

SR 99 tunneling machine tweets her name: Bertha

SEATTLE – The world’s largest-diameter tunneling machine now has a name, a face and a voice. Meet Bertha, the five-story-tall steel behemoth that will begin boring the SR 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle next summer. The Washington...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    November 8, 2012

New roundabout complete at busy SR 9 intersection in Arlington

ARLINGTON – It used to be that the intersection of State Route 9 and State Route 531 in Arlington had a lot of crashes. In a five-year span, there were 28 collisions resulting in 29 injuries, to be exact. But those crashes happened when a traff...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    November 2, 2012

Plan for 4-day closure of 188th Street SE near SR 9 in Clearview

CLEARVIEW - Crews widening State Route 9 near Snohomish will close the east leg of the SR 9/188th Street SE intersection around the clock for four days starting Monday morning, Nov. 5. Both directions of 188th Street SE between SR 9 and 76th St SE...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    November 1, 2012

Crews set girders for new SR 522 Snohomish River Bridge

MONROE – The wet October weather hasn’t slowed crews widening four miles of State Route 522 near Monroe. This week they’ll reach a major milestone as they take delivery and set the first of 49 steel girders for a new 1,700-foot-long...

 
 By Washington State Parks And Recreation Commission    News    October 11, 2012

Youth invited to snowmobile safety class

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites children to a snowmobile safety class offered at the 21st Annual WSSA Snowmobile Expo and Swap Meet in Puyallup. The free safety class is from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Puyallup...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    October 11, 2012

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

ARLINGTON – Bids to replace the one-lane, 96-year-old Pilchuck Creek bridge on State Route 9 in northern Snohomish County came in well below construction estimates. With 12 companies submitting bids, competition for the multi-million-dollar...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    September 27, 2012

Westbound US 2 near Snohomish closed Sept. 28-Oct. 1

SNOHOMISH – Drivers should plan ahead for a full closure of westbound US 2 between State Route 9 and 20th Street Southeast/SR 204 from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1. During the closure, crews will cut into the highway to rem...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    September 21, 2012

WSDOT holds contractor to fire-safety requirements at Taylor Bridge

OLYMPIA – Conway Construction Co. was put on notice today by the Washington State Department of Transportation that the company will be held legally responsible for all damages, including property, firefighting and response cost, if...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    September 17, 2012

Durable lane striping coming soon to I-5 through Marysville

Durable lane striping coming soon to I-5 through Marysville MARYSVILLE - Crews are gearing up for a lane striping makeover on seven miles of Interstate 5 through Marysville. Drivers should plan for four straight nights of lane closures, weather...

 
 By Washington State Transportation Commission    News    September 11, 2012

Bi-state transportation issues highlight meeting between Washington and Oregon commissions, Sept. 19

OLYMPIA – Washington and Oregon’s shared transportation system will be the focus of a meeting between the Washington State Transportation Commission and the Oregon Transportation Commission this month in Pendleton, Ore. The joint meeting...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    August 31, 2012

Drivers not expected to take a break Labor Day weekend

SEATTLE – Most statewide construction projects are taking a break this Labor Day weekend, but drivers heading into Seattle might be working overtime behind the wheel to get to their destinations due to several events that will create heavy...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    August 27, 2012

US 2/Bickford Avenue off-ramp closes Aug. 28

SNOHOMISH – Eastbound US 2 drivers headed to Snohomish should plan for changes at Bickford Avenue starting Tuesday night. Crews will permanently close the current eastbound US 2 off-ramp to Bickford Avenue to create a safe work space while...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    August 21, 2012

Volunteers needed for annual state bicycle and pedestrian count

OLYMPIA –Every autumn for the past four years, a troop of volunteers armed with clipboards and tally sheets have taken to the streets to count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations. Volunteers are needed again...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    July 26, 2012

Plan for overnight closures of westbound US 2 in Snohomish this week

SNOHOMISH – Drivers on US 2 in Snohomish should plan to take an alternate route or allow extra time for their trips Wednesday and Thursday night, July 25 and 26. Weather permitting, crews will close all lanes of westbound US 2 near Bickford...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    July 18, 2012

Federal grants help connect veterans to their communities

OLYMPIA – Washington’s military veterans and their families will have better information about and access to reliable transportation options thanks to four federal grants totaling more than $400,000. Hopelink, Paratransit Services, Human...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Agriculture    News    July 2, 2012

Annual gypsy moth trapping begins across Washington

OLYMPIA – State trappers are now placing brightly colored gypsy moth traps in trees, shrubs and other foliage in a continuing effort to protect Washington’s forests, agriculture and cityscapes from a destructive plant-eating pest. The tra...

 
 By Washington State Liquor Control Board    News    June 26, 2012

Liquor Control Board Statement on Lawsuit filed by I-1183 authors and financiers

Liquor Control Board statement on the lawsuit filed by I-1183 authors and financiers OLYMPIA -- The Liquor Control Board (Board) is reviewing the lawsuit filed against it by the plaintiffs: Costco, NW Grocery Associations and the Washington...

 
 By Washington State Parks And Recreation Commission    News    June 21, 2012

Zero Tolerance for Boating Under the Influence

OLYMPIA – June 18, 2012 – Washington law enforcement officers will be out in force June 22, 23 and 24 for Operation Dry Water, an annual campaign to detect and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the state’s...

 
 By Washington State Redistricting Commission    News    June 18, 2012

Redistricting Commission publishes final map

The new 2012 congressional and legislative districts map is now available. The map, designed to be user friendly and informative, will serve the state of Washington until the next redistricting cycle in 2021. In addition to the state and federal...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Natural Resources    News    May 21, 2012

State Committee on Geographic Names tables Soap Lake name change request

OLYMPIA – At its regular semi-annual meeting today, the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names tabled a proposal to change the name of Soap Lake in Grant County to Smokiam Lake. The panel also turned down a proposal to change of the nam...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    May 17, 2012

SR 529 Ebey Slough bridge closed tonight, this weekend

MARYSVILLE – Drivers headed to or from Marysville tonight or this weekend will need to plan ahead for closures of State Route 529 at the Ebey Slough Bridge. Crews will close southbound SR 529 at the Ebey Slough Bridge at 8 p.m. Thursday, May...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    May 10, 2012

SR 20 North Cascades Highway reopened today at noon

WENATCHEE – It took a full seven weeks to find the North Cascades Highway beneath what, in places, added up to 60 feet of snow. Crews and drivers celebrated at noon Thursday, as both east and west side gates swung open just in time for a...

 
 By Washington State, Public Works Board    News    April 24, 2012

State invests nearly $153 million in public infrastructure projects

Funds from the Public Works Trust Fund will improve public health and safety in 46 Washington communities OLYMPIA - The Public Works Board today announced the approval of $152,781,000 for 58 public infrastructure construction projects around the...

 

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