Stories tagged: Washington state Department of Transportation
Wed., May 23, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
Semi filled with 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers overturns on I-5 in Federal Way
A semi filled with chicken feathers overturned on northbound Interstate 5 in Federal Way, snarling the morning commute.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Apple Cup emphasis patrols underway
Got tickets to see the Cougars take on the Huskies in the Apple Cup on Saturday? Or maybe you are a Washington State University student heading home for the holidays …
Wed., May 17, 2017
Better traffic control on I-90 welcomed
Spokane has grown considerably since 1974, when I-90 was opened. It’s good to see that traffic-control measures may soon be implemented to reflect that reality.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
I-405 tolls bring in 300 percent more revenue than predicted
Tolls on Interstate 405 have collected 300 percent more than was predicted a year ago.
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015
Getting There: Dead, diseased poplars along I-90 being cut down
Dead and diseased Lombardy poplar trees growing as a visual screen between Interstate 90 and the Spalding Auto Parts wrecking yard will be cut down. The trees are part of …
Mon., May 4, 2015
Goats will help clear weeds along corridor
They say that goats will eat just about anything. The Washington state Department of Transportation hopes so.
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Train derailment near Cheney may block road until Saturday
The rail line where a grain train jumped the tracks early Thursday has been targeted for major upgrades so it can safely handle today’s heavier locomotives and longer trains. The …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
Keller Ferry out of service for weekend repairs
The Keller Ferry will undergo permanent repairs this weekend to a hairline crack in the hull below the water line. The work will put the ferry out of service starting …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
High-tech ferry christened on shores of Columbia River
KELLER FERRY LANDING – The MV Sanpoil on Wednesday slipped away from her south shore terminal, quietly gliding across the Columbia River on her maiden voyage. “Ah, this is nice,” …
Thu., June 20, 2013, 12:20 p.m.
Hits on Skagit River bridge noted over decades
OLYMPIA — Starting in the 1970s, Washington state bridge inspectors made note of evidence that large loads were clipping the Interstate 5 span that recently collapsed into the Skagit River. …
Sat., March 23, 2013
Major road projects planned
Construction projects are planned this summer for Spokane Valley’s three major north-south arterials plus Sprague Avenue. The city and the Washington State Department of Transportation are planning paving projects on …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 11:07 a.m.
Welding sparks started Taylor Bridge fire
OLYMPIA — The Department of Natural Resources has concluded that an August wildfire that caused $11 million damage was caused by sparks from welding or cutting work on a bridge …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2012
Contractor proposes replacing I-90’s snow shed with bridges
The familiar snow shed on Interstate 90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass is going to be consigned to history. The Washington State Department of Transportation is considering a proposal to …
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011
Probe finds many errors in Bigelow Gulch project
Spokane County’s $66 million project to upgrade Bigelow Gulch Road seems to have as much trouble with state officials as the pavement has potholes. A draft report from the Washington …
Tue., Oct. 13, 2009, 10:09 a.m.
Naches landslide puzzles investigators
The landslide that smothered a stretch of Highway 410 Sunday could be among the largest ever to hit a state roadway, but its cause remains a mystery.