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Washington State DOT funds available for freight rail projects

Washington Rail Map

The Washington State Department of Transportation is accepting applications to receive state funding for freight rail projects in Washington that create family-wage jobs and demonstrate the economic and environmental advantages of freight rail. Railroads, port districts, rail districts, private companies

State Update: Fires hold steady as victims get help

Mills Canyon fire at night, July 9, 2014. Photo by Vladimir Steblina / InciWeb

The state’s lead fire fighting agencies—the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)andthe State Fire Marshal’s Office of the Washington State Patrol (WSP)—continued to lead state government’s response today to multiple wildfires  in central and eastern Washington today.   Okanogan County: Fires

Expect delays on US 12 and US 101 in Aberdeen and Hoquiam this week

WSDOT Travel Advisory Aberdeen Hoquiam

ABERDEEN – Drivers on US 12 and US 101 and should plan ahead for possible delays this week. Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will repair pavement along several sections of both US 12 and US 101.  

Northbound US 101 drivers near Olympia should plan ahead to avoid a lengthy detour

WSDOT Travel Advisory 06142014

Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on both Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday June 18, crews will close northbound US 101 at the interchange with State Route 8 for asphalt grinding and paving. Motorists will detour around the closure via State

Traffic delays expected as WSDOT inspects damaged Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam

Boat strikes Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam

The Washington State Department of Transportation is inspecting damage to the Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam, after a 75 foot boat drifted into the structure earlier this morning. Sgt Mitchell with the Hoquiam Police Department tells us the Coast Guard was

Old Willapa River Bridge to rest in pieces starting this week

SR 6 Willapa River Bridge

Drivers crossing the Willapa River on State Route 6 will soon bear witness to a piece of history, as crews begin laying the original, 85-year-old structure to rest this week. This week, daytime drivers can expect intermittent delays of up to 20 minutes

Grays Harbor Transit among 18 awarded $5.2M in federal grants to improve transit services

Grays Harbor Transit bus

More than $5.2 million in newly awarded federal grants for new buses and facility improvements means service improvements are coming to 18 public transportation providers in Washington. The Washington State Department of Transportation this week announced the Federal Transit Administration

WSDOT will curb road construction to keep traffic moving over Memorial weekend

WSDOT Traffic

Using the Washington State Department of Transportation predicted travel volumes and online tools is the key to starting roadway travel for Memorial Day 2014. With summer travel season getting underway and weather reports calling for just a few scattered rain

New SR 6 Willapa River Bridge in Pacific County opens to traffic April 30th

December 2013 - Pouring concrete for the new bridge deck.

Six weeks after setting girders, crews complete the rebar framework for the new bridge deck and start pouring concrete.

MENLO – As long as dry weather forecast in Pacific County holds, travelers on State Route 6 will start using the new, wider Willapa River Bridge by Wednesday, April 30. Washington State Department of Transportation contractor Rotschy Inc. plans to

WSP Chief, Secretary of Transportation honor telecommunicators in both agencies

WSP

Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson and State Patrol Chief John Batiste took time to honor telecommunicators who work in their agencies all last week. Telecommunicators are those who answer emergency phone lines and work radios in the two agencies.