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February 2, 2015 at 3:39 PM

State DOT files $17M suit for Skagit River bridge collapse

The I-5 bridge collapsed over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon on May 23, 2013. (Photo by Rick Lund / The Seattle Times, 2013) The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A $17 million lawsuit has been filed by the Washington State Department of Transportation to recovers costs related to the 2013 Skagit River bridge collapse. The lawsuit was filed…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: lawsuit, Skagit County Superior Court, Skagit River bridge collapse

December 31, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Slide on section of N. Cascades Hwy. closes it to winter sports

A rockslide covered a portion of the North Cascades Highway near the Skagit-Whatcom county line. (Washington State Department of Transportation) A portion of the North Cascades Highway that is normally accessible for winter sports will be closed for a month after a large rockslide covered the roadway. The slide covered about 300 feet of Highway 20, the…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Skagit County, Washington State Department of Transportation

October 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Work on Bertha’s repair pit halted after shell-material discovery

Digging work for tunnel machine Bertha’s repair access vault was stopped Thursday after archaeologists monitoring the excavation found a deposit containing shell material. The discovery may indicate the presence of cultural materials and requires further evaluation, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Though no artifacts or human remains were found, the department follows…

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October 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Rollover crash causes traffic backups on I-405 in Renton

Update at 7:30 p.m.: There are no longer backups in either direction of Interstate 405, but traffic is still slow, WSDOT said. Update at 5:05 p.m.: All lanes are now open on southbound Interstate 405, but there are significant backups in both directions. Southbound traffic is backed up 7 miles. Northbound traffic is now 9 miles…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate-405, Washington State Department of Transportation

August 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Planned Hwy. 520 bridge closure moved to Tuesday night

Highway 520 bridge work that was planned for Monday night has been postponed until Tuesday because of a change in scheduling, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Both westbound lanes of Highway 520 will close late Tuesday between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard. Lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday. Crews will pour the final…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 520, Washington State Department of Transportation

August 13, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Mudslide blocks part of Highway 12 in Yakima County

UPDATE, 10:10 p.m. | Highway 12 in Yakima County has reopened in both directions, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A stretch of Highway 12 in Yakima County is closed because of a large mudslide about five miles east of the Rimrock Tunnel, according to the Washington State Department…

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June 16, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Southbound I-5 blocked at Ship Canal Bridge after trooper-involved shooting

Traffic remains backed up in both directions on I-5. Southbound lanes aren’t expected to open until past midnight, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)     Washington State Patrol and Seattle Police officers investigate an officer-involved shooting on the Ship Canal Bridge. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. |…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Ship Canal Bridge, Washington State Department of Transportation

March 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Construction expected to snarl Seattle traffic this weekend

This weekend will bring more frustration for Seattle drivers as Washington State Department of Transportation crews close all but one of the northbound collector-distributor lanes that merge traffic from Interstate 90 onto Interstate 5 and downtown freeway ramps. The ramp from South Dearborn Street to northbound I-5 will also close. It will be a partial closure…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5, Washington State Department of Transportation

March 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Caution advised after morning crashes on Snoqualmie Pass

After more than 10 collisions this morning, the state Department of Transportation is advising caution on Snoqualmie Pass and has been issuing advisories either requiring or recommending traction tires and chains. Read the latest here. Trooper Chris Webb of the State Patrol said heavy winds and cold temperatures created ice on the road this morning, causing vehicles…

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Comments | Topics: Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass, Washington State Department of Transportation

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