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The Columbian
Public comment sought on draft Washington Transportation PlanOLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking public c
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its 20-year plan for the state’s transportation system. The Washington Transportation Plan Phase 2 — Implementation establishes how the state can be prepared... Read more
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The Columbian
Sen. Murray asks Gov. Brown for toll voting privilegesasked Gov. Brown to give Washington voting privileges on a designated committee
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
asked Gov. Brown to give Washington voting privileges on a designated committee that would consider tolling. The Washington State Department of Transportation already has been invited to serve on the committee, but without voting... Read more
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The Columbian
WSDOT seeks input about Highway 14 improvementsThe Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting an open house next
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
The Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting an open house next week to share ideas with the public about future improvements of state Highway 14 between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue. Because of growing congestion on... Read more
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The Columbian
Geologists warn of landslides in wildfire-scarred Gorgeto commercial truck traffic, as the highway is absorbing all other traffic from
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
to commercial truck traffic, as the highway is absorbing all other traffic from the closed portions of Oregon’s I-84. Washington State Department of Transportation Safety and Emergency Operations Manager John Himmel said the state is trying... Read more
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The Columbian
Inlsee responds to proposed Oregon tollsAdministration will be integrally involved in any decisions before they move fo
The Columbian / Posted 4 days ago
Administration will be integrally involved in any decisions before they move forward.” Inlsee said he has instructed the Washington State Department of Transportation to work with the Oregon Department of Transportation on the issue. The governor... Read more
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Juneau Empire
The do-nothing politics of floods and climate changein 1989 after San Francisco and Oakland were rocked by a magnitude 6.9 earthqua
Juneau Empire / Posted 7 days ago
in 1989 after San Francisco and Oakland were rocked by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake. At the time, I was an engineer with the Washington State Department of Transportation. Having recently completed a six-month study on the seismic vulnerability of... Read more
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The Columbian
Interstate 5, Interstate 205 paving set for Monday5 and 205 will need to find alternative routes Monday through Friday due to ong
The Columbian / Posted 8 days ago
5 and 205 will need to find alternative routes Monday through Friday due to ongoing ramp closures. Starting Monday, Washington State Department of Transportation crews will close multiple ramps for paving. The work is subject to weather... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
WSDOT has two new and hilariously-named future maintenance goatsSPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation has two new
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 10 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation has two new maintenance goats on staff. One of their previous goats gave birth to “Denise and De’nephew” – yes, those are really their names – and they are “happy lounging around,... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
WSDOT has two new and hilariously-named future maintenance goatsSPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation has two new
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 10 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation has two new maintenance goats on staff. One of their previous goats gave birth to “Denise and De’nephew” – yes, those are really their names – and they are “happy lounging around,... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Highway work crews are back this weekend; expect delays when travelingdownhill out of SeaTac. Two more weekend jobs there are scheduled Sept. 29-Oct
The Seattle Times / Posted 16 days ago
downhill out of SeaTac. Two more weekend jobs there are scheduled Sept. 29-Oct. 2, and Oct. 13-16, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. On other highways: • Interstate 90 repaving continues through September or... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
WSDOT says drivers save more time when I-405 toll increasesMILL CREEK, Wash. – At the end of September the express toll lanes on Interstat
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
MILL CREEK, Wash. – At the end of September the express toll lanes on Interstate-405 will turn two years old. The Washington State Department of Transportation recently crunched the numbers and the agency says they found out the higher tolls you pay... Read more
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The Columbian
Washington to test pay-by-the-mile as a way to fund highwaysNext year the Washington State Department of Transportation expects gas-tax rev
The Columbian / Posted 18 days ago
Next year the Washington State Department of Transportation expects gas-tax revenues to rise by 0.9 percent. It expects its construction costs to increase by 2.6 percent. The year after, it expects gas-tax revenue to increase by 0.7 percent. It... Read more
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The Columbian
DACA recipients in Clark County react to plan to eliminate programout loud. What about his work permit? And what about family? Morales-Hernandez
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
out loud. What about his work permit? And what about family? Morales-Hernandez, an administrative assistant for the Washington State Department of Transportation, is a Dreamer — one of the 800,000 people admitted to the Deferred Action for... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Washington state to test pay-by-the-mile as a way to fund highwaysNext year the Washington State Department of Transportation expects gas-tax rev
The Seattle Times / Posted 19 days ago
Next year the Washington State Department of Transportation expects gas-tax revenues to rise by 0.9 percent. It expects its construction costs to increase by 2.6 percent. The year after, it expects gas-tax revenue to increase by 0.7 percent. It... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Crystal Mountain closed due to smoke and poor air qualityto their website, hotel guests, condo/home owners, and delivery services are be
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 20 days ago
to their website, hotel guests, condo/home owners, and delivery services are being allowed on to the resort. Washington State Department of Transportation said Monday, that sections of State Route 410 east of Chinook Pass will remain... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Spot roadway debris or trucks losing their loads? Here’s what to doWho is responsible for cleaning up debris on roadways, such as Highway 520, Int
The Seattle Times / Posted 20 days ago
Who is responsible for cleaning up debris on roadways, such as Highway 520, Interstate 5 and access ramps? Is it the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) or is it the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)? I’m never... Read more
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The Columbian
Washington forms I-5 Bridge committeeand cataloging of previous work done on the Columbia River Crossing project. Th
The Columbian / Posted 20 days ago
and cataloging of previous work done on the Columbia River Crossing project. That work will be delivered in a report by the Washington State Department of Transportation to the Legislature by Dec. 1. Wylie said it’ll take some work to get Oregon to... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
No changes to Aurora Bridge 2 years after Duck boat crashsince a Ride the Ducks boat crash on the SR 99 bridge killed five people. The
KING5 Seattle / Posted 23 days ago
since a Ride the Ducks boat crash on the SR 99 bridge killed five people. The Seattle Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Transportation both acknowledged Friday there have been no changes to the bridge’s layout... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Driving for Labor Day weekend? Leave early or leave late. ‘Lengthy delays’ expectedweekend? Plan ahead. This may come as a shock, but other people are doing the s
The Seattle Times / Posted 24 days ago
weekend? Plan ahead. This may come as a shock, but other people are doing the same thing. There’s going to be traffic. The Washington State Department of Transportation, based on historic traffic patterns, expects “lengthy delays” on Interstate 90.... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Construction, wildfire danger concerns for Labor Day weekend travelPASS, Wash. – It’s not too early to get prepared for the big holiday travel wee
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 26 days ago
PASS, Wash. – It’s not too early to get prepared for the big holiday travel weekend. That’s the message from the Washington State Department of Transportation, which said traffic is expected to double during the long weekend, and delayed... Read more
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The Columbian
Expect slowing on southbound Interstate 5Woodland – Delays are expected on southbound Interstate 5 near Woodland due to
The Columbian / Posted 29 days ago
Woodland – Delays are expected on southbound Interstate 5 near Woodland due to resurfacing work, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Beginning Sunday, crews will install a waterproof layer on the North Fork Lewis River... Read more

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