Washington State Department of Transportation

Approximately half of the U.S. Route 395 North Spokane Corridor has been completed and is now operational. The Washington State Department of Transportation is managing the project – a 10.5-mi. north-south section of freeway along the eastern border of Spokane, Wash., designed to improve freight and commuter mobility through the metropolitan area.

For the past several weeks, the Washington Department of Transportation and local construction crews have been making emergency patch repairs to concrete panels under the Stampede Pass interchange. All lanes of the eastbound highway have reopened near Stampede Pass, about a day earlier than scheduled.

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation are excited to announce the appointment of Greg Johnson as the program administrator to lead the bi-state Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office. In this role, Johnson will jointly represent both ODOT and WSDOT to lead program development efforts using a transparent, data-driven process that prioritizes equity and inclusion.

With two new gantry cranes towering against the sky, there's no doubt a $455 million project outside of Seattle is well underway. It's part of a program the Washington DOT (WSDOT) calls the "Rest of the West," a series of projects for the remaining $1.6 billion in improvements to SR 520.

A four-year closure begins to replace a bridge that has stood for 110 years. The historic East Trent Bridge, built in 1910 on State Route 290, is finally set to be demolished starting in early June. Travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes as Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews begin to remove and replace the structure.

Since mid-June, the Washington State Department of Transportation closed a portion of State Route 506 near Vader to replace the aging and failing Lacamas Creek Bridge in Lewis County. While drilling foundations for the replacement structure, WSDOT's contractors, Farline Bridge Inc., discovered dense soil conditions, which will delay the reopening of the highway.

For drivers who regularly experience congestion on Interstate 405 between Renton and Bellevue, help is on the way. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced the award of a design-build contract to start construction on the I-405, Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project.

Gov. Jay Inslee joined state and local officials at the Port of Tacoma to help The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) kick off the construction phase on the Puget Sound Gateway Program. The Gateway Program includes two projects — SR 167 completion in Pierce County and SR 509 completion in King County — new connections to the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma and manufacturing and industrial centers that will enhance the state's national and global economic competitiveness.

The January closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in downtown Seattle — also known as State Route 99 — was another step in a long reclamation project that will eventually remove the highway and repurpose the land it occupies. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, removing the viaduct will be completed in three stages: site preparation, demolition and site restoration.

On May 22, 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the Washington State Department of Transportation to begin the immediate ramp-up of culvert repairs around the state, an urgent and crucial priority for improving fish passage and salmon recovery. Culverts are pipes that allow streams or water to flow under or across a roadway or railroad.

Consider it an effort that will help both fish and people get around. The Washington State Department of Transportation has hired design-build contractor Parsons/Scarsella to remove fish barriers along Coffee Creek and rebuild two ramps at the U.S. 101/Shelton-Matlock Road interchange.