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 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    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    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...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    February 8, 2012

New WSDOT cameras, hardware showcase 16 miles of I-5 in north Snohomish County

MARYSVILLE – For years, drivers in Snohomish County had to guess what traffic conditions would be like on Interstate 5 north of Everett. Cameras and traffic flow information stopped abruptly at the Snohomish River bridge, and the busy 16-mile...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    January 25, 2012

WSDOT seeking projects for the Safe Routes to School Program

OLYMPIA – Communities across the state can apply for a new round of project and program funds that increase safety for students walking and biking to school. The Washington State Department of Transportation is accepting project proposals for...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    January 19, 2012

Road crews continue clearing roads of snow and storm debris

OLYMPIA – Commutes will remain difficult through the night and into Friday as this winter storm continues to pack a punch. Many state highways continue to have areas of snow, slush and ice, and there are many areas with trees down across the...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    January 18, 2012

Avalanche crews on Snoqualmie Pass assess slopes overnight after natural snowslide

HYAK – Avalanche crews are monitoring the slopes above Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass tonight after a natural snowslide covered part of the shoulder and the right eastbound lane near milepost 51, just after 3:30 p.m. this afternoon....

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    January 13, 2012

Decision time: Stock up, slow down for weekend storm

Road crews statewide are gearing up for what could be the biggest snowstorm of winter 2011-2012, with snow expected from the Hood Canal north to Bellingham, south to Vancouver and east to Spokane. For travelers or non-travelers, that means...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    January 12, 2012

First toll bills sent to SR 520 Pay By Mail customers

SEATTLE – Within the next week, 19,000 State Route 520 toll bills will arrive in mailboxes across the Puget Sound region. That might seem like a lot, but it’s far fewer bills than the Washington State Department of Transportation expected...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    January 10, 2012

SR 520 bridge, highway to close this weekend for construction

SEATTLE – Major construction will kick into high gear this weekend on State Route 520 east of Lake Washington. All lanes of the highway will close so crews can move in more than two million pounds of massive concrete girders for new lidded...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 30, 2011

Construction begins next week on US 2 roundabout near Sultan

SULTAN – Another round of construction is coming to US 2 – in this case quite literally. Work will begin Jan. 3, to build a roundabout at the Rice Road intersection near Sultan. The Washington State Department of Transportation awarded th...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 28, 2011

Expert panel wrapping up review on Viaduct project financing

SEATTLE – An expert review panel assessing the Washington State Department of Transportation’s finance plan for replacing the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct will release its findings and recommendations to the state Legislature in...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 28, 2011

Bellingham to become first link for electric road trips

Bellingham to become first link for electric road trips WSDOT breaks ground on the first stop of West Coast Green Highway BELLINGHAM – The Washington State Department of Transportation and Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike invite the media to document...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 21, 2011

White Christmas? Pack patience and tire chains

OLYMPIA – A white Christmas? Could be – at least in the mountains. Forecasts call for a snowstorm to hit the mountain passes just in time for Christmas holiday travel, and travelers should plan to pack tire chains and a winter kit...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 16, 2011

SR 520 toll signs unveiling starts Dec. 18

SEATTLE – Come Monday morning, Dec. 19, drivers will have another indication that State Route 520 tolling is just around corner — signs that indicate the bridge is tolled. At 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, crews will start uncovering and...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 16, 2011

New US 2 ramp to ease congestion in Monroe

MONROE – Drivers headed east through Monroe can skip the stoplight and cruise onto US 2 when a new off-ramp from State Route 522 opens early Saturday morning, Dec. 17. The new flyover ramp gives travelers a faster, easier way to access...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 7, 2011

First SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meeting Thursday

SEATTLE – Seattleites advising the city and state about ways to reduce anticipated State Route 99 tunnel traffic impacts will meet for the first time this week. The SR 99 Tunnel Project’s Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 6, 2011

SR 167 HOT lanes revenue exceeds operational costs

AUBURN –The HOT Lanes on State Route 167 have accelerated into the black, according to the SR 167 Third Annual HOT Lanes Performance Summary released today by the Washington State Department of Transportation. According to the report, SR 167...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 6, 2011

WSDOT to announce start date for SR 520 tolling

SEATTLE – The media is invited to speak directly to Washington State Department of Transportation officials tomorrow (Dec. 7) when they announce the start date for tolling on the State Route 520 bridge. WSDOT representatives will offer...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 5, 2011

Open house Wednesday on SR 520 design in Seattle

SEATTLE – A range of design refinements shaped by public input for the future State Route 520 in Seattle will be available at an open house this week, allowing commuters and residents to continue to weigh in on potential design elements. The...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 2, 2011

Comments sought on four-year program of transportation projects

OLYMPIA – Curious about what roadway or transit projects have been approved for your community? Perhaps there’s a traffic signal, paving job, transit improvement or bicycle path in your near future. Find out by checking...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    December 2, 2011

Public comments sought on rural and special needs mobility programs

OLYMPIA – Across the state, federal grant programs make transportation more accessible for low income, disabled, elderly and rural citizens. In order to ensure continued federal support for these services, the state must adhere to its part of...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    November 22, 2011

Arlington roundabout to be built next year

ARLINGTON – It’s time for an extreme makeover - highway edition - at a busy intersection in Arlington. What is now a congested traffic signal at the intersection of state routes 9 and 531 will soon be transformed into a modern, efficient...

 

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