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  • 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 …

  • Goats will help clear weeds along corridor

    They say that goats will eat just about anything. The Washington state Department of Transportation hopes so.

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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,” …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.



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