Stories tagged: wsdot
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
After a snowy start to the weekend, Sunday brought more flakes to the Spokane area, resulting in some crashes and road closures throughout the region. Spokane Public Schools announced late …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
The search for a missing Colville pilot and his plane has been concluded after a local resident discovered the body of the pilot in Sullivan Lake on Saturday, Nov. 16.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
For crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation, it was a shock when they spotted a crack on the Vantage bridge the day they were scheduled to start repairs.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019
A Spokane Valley developer is pushing against plans to build a $25 million roundabout where Barker Road, Trent Avenue and Wellesley Avenue intersect. But those planning and funding the project …
Mon., April 8, 2019
Getting There: Congestion pricing isn’t coming to Spokane, but these roads aren’t free and never were
A wake-up call is coming to Manhattan motorists in the form of “congestion pricing.” Will this be Spokane’s future someday or just a dose of needed reality about the hodgepodge …
Sat., March 30, 2019
The city’s first freeway ramp meter will begin operation next month on the northbound U.S. Highway 195 ramp to eastbound I-90.
Mon., March 25, 2019
Two artists-in-residence hired by the state aim to bring a creative touch to Washington’s transportation goals, such as alternatives to single-motorist commuting.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Spokane Valley is about to get another roundabout. This time road construction crews will build the roundabout at the Barker Road and I-90 interchange.
Wed., July 25, 2018
Highways won’t cure Washington state’s traffic woes and preventing congestion is impossible, said Roger Millar, head of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Fri., June 29, 2018
Since construction began in 2001, 606 pieces of property have been purchased by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and 533 buildings demolished. Much of that destruction has been in …
Sat., March 24, 2018
Drivers traveling between Pullman and Spokane are being told to expect delays throughout the summer due to construction on U.S. Highway 95. Some projects will begin Monday.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
The Washington Department of Transportation is looking for a few thousand good drivers – particularly in Asotin and Garfield counties – to help test a new way to fund the …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Nisqually River Bridge repairs will reduce northbound Interstate 5 traffic to one lane overnight on Wednesday and Thursday the Washington State Department of Transportation reported. Crews will conduct bridge joint …
Wed., May 17, 2017
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., May 11, 2016
The state decided Wednesday it will not raise the speed limit to 75 mph along rural portions of Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington.
Fri., May 6, 2016
A broken expansion joint on Interstate 405 near Factoria slowed traffic and caused a number of flat tires during rush hour.
Tue., March 31, 2015
Pavement first came to Spokane in 1893, thanks to cyclists. The path was about 5 feet wide and ran next to Broadway Avenue. Unlike the road it paralleled, the bike …
Sat., June 15, 2013
Road construction starts Monday on Highway 27 – which follows Pines Road north of 16th Avenue. Most of the work will be done at night to avoid clogging daytime traffic …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
OLYMPIA – Legislative Republicans say they will block any proposed gas tax increase or other new fees on vehicles until the state makes major reforms in the way it builds …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2013
Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey handed out his first community recognition award Tuesday to Greenacres Elementary School first-grade teacher JoAnn Dowling. As part of Spokane Valley’s 10th anniversary celebration, the …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2012
Nathan Lawrence spent six anguishing days searching for his dog after it escaped from his wrecked SUV during a snowstorm last month. Atticus, a 60-pound male catahoula, bolted from his …
Tue., April 12, 2011
The Washington State Department of Transportation extended the deadline to remove studded tires to April 25.