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Fourth cycle of State Route 520 pontoons leaving Aberdeen casting basin April 15

Six more SR 520 pontoons wait for high tide in Tacoma

The fourth cycle of pontoons headed for the State Route 520 bridge will be floating out of the Aberdeen casting basin late tonight. Deputy Executive Director at the Port of Grays Harbor Leonard Barnes told commissioners last week, the giant

Repairs completed on Hoquiam Railroad bridge, new dolphin barrier deflects boats – not dolphins

Completing pile driving on the south dolphin for the Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad near Hoquiam, Washington.

The State Department of Transportation, along with Puget Sound & Pacific railroad, and the City of Hoquiam celebrated the completed Hoquiam Horn Spur Railroad Improvement project at a ribbon-cutting event last month with the contractor. As KBKW reported in December,

One more sign of spring: studded-tire deadline looms

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OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31.   Unless WSDOT grants a weather-related extension, studded tires are only legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31. With

Two-way traffic restored on US 101 at Rock Crusher Hill

ARTIC – Washington State Department of Transportation crews have completed repairs on a slide-prone 200-foot-section of US 101 near Artic, restoring two-way traffic to the area. The repairs were completed with compressed gravel, which will require that a temporary 25

Traffic delays expected in Central Park, WSDOT crews repairing median barrier

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Motorists may encounter traffic delays on US 12 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while crews repair highway median barrier. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the left lanes of both eastbound and westbound

Around-the-clock single-lane traffic on the SR 6 Willapa River Bridge

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 – Drivers on State Route 6 at the Willapa River Bridge will encounter 10 weeks of around-the-clock single-lane traffic beginning this week. Drivers can expect five-minute delays while an automated signal alternates traffic across the bridge. Reducing SR 6 to

WSDOT: Cleaning of three southwest Washington bridges could affect traffic

It’s not quite spring, but starting Monday, Feb. 3, Washington State Department of Transportation crews will be doing some heavy cleaning on three steel bridges in Cowlitz and Lewis counties. The State Route 4 Peter Crawford, State Route 433 Lewis

WSDOT recaps 2013 pontoon progress, raises 12th man flag for Seahawks

Crews working to build the new SR 520 floating bridge show their support for the Seahawks at the construction work zone in Medina.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is looking back at 2013, and tells KBKW crews made major progress building the new SR 520 corridor last year. From multiple pontoon float-outs in Aberdeen and Tacoma to nearing completion of the highway’s

WSDOT to fund added SR520 costs with additional revenue

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OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Transportation announced it has reached agreement with its pontoon contractor for added costs associated with building pontoons for the new State Route 520 floating bridge. In late December WSDOT executed five new change

Fourth cycle of SR 520 supplemental pontoons nearly complete in Tacoma

Six more SR 520 pontoons wait for high tide in Tacoma

OLYMPIA, Wash – Washington State Department of Transportation crews move closer to another project milestone as the finishing touches are made to the fourth cycle of Tacoma-built pontoons for the new SR 520 floating bridge. These eight new pontoons are