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 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 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 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 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 Department Of Transportation - News    News    April 12, 2012

Plan for full weekend closure of SR 529 in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – Commuters on State Route 529 should bid their farewells to the Ebey Slough Bridge when they cross it on Friday, before the 87-year-old bridge is retired from service and crews ready the adjacent new bridge to carry Monday morning...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    March 20, 2012

SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct to close for two of next three weekends

SEATTLE – Crews will close the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct for two of the next three weekends to inspect the structure and reinforce a two-block section located above the path of the future SR 99 tunnel. Both directions of SR 99 between...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    March 15, 2012

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

Federal, state and local officials got a behind the scenes tour today, March 15, of recently completed King Street Station improvements as they kicked off the next phase of the station’s ongoing historic restoration. The Washington State...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    March 15, 2012

Not Good to Go! yet? Your toll bill is in the mail

SEATTLE – Motorists who crossed the State Route 520 bridge or Tacoma Narrows Bridge without a Good To Go! account, should check their mail for a toll bill. Toll Division Director Craig Stone of the Washington State Department of Transportation...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    March 13, 2012

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

King Street Station Kick-Off When: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15 Where: King Street Station, 303 South Jackson Street, Seattle Speakers: FRA Administrator Joe Szabo, U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, WSDOT Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond,...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    February 29, 2012

Construction starts on the new SR 410 near 2009 landslide

NACHES – Ever since a massive landslide took out a quarter-mile stretch of State Route 410 in 2009, drivers have relied on a swiftly built emergency route that won the Washington State Department of Transportation national recognition. This mon...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation – News    News    February 29, 2012

Long-term lane closure coming to southbound SR 99/Aurora Avenue North

SEATTLE – Drivers face increased congestion for the next six weeks on southbound State Route 99/Aurora Avenue North approaching downtown Seattle. Anticipated backups begin March 6 when crews building the SR 99 tunnel narrow southbound Aurora...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    February 28, 2012

SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Wednesday

SEATTLE – The SR 99 Tunnel Project’s Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management meets Wednesday to continue exploring ways to reduce traffic diversion due to tunnel tolls and meet the project’s funding goals. Committee...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    February 22, 2012

Construction closes SR 520 bridge, highway Feb. 24-27

SEATTLE – Crews will install 40 massive concrete girders this weekend to support future lids and overpasses above State Route 520 on the Eastside, a challenging amount of work that requires closing the floating bridge and highway between...

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

Expert panel confirms viaduct replacement on schedule, on budget

SEATTLE – An independent expert review panel, requested by the state Legislature, found that the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement program is on schedule and budget and can be successfully...

 

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