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I-5 temporary span opens to traffic (VIDEO)

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 19, 2013

I-5 temporary span opens to traffic (VIDEO)

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced this morning that the Interstate 5 temporary span is now open to traffic, though the bridge has some restrictions. WSDOT is routing freight haulers carrying oversize or overweight loads around the temporary section ...

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I-5 bridge expected to reopen in mid-June

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 11, 2013

I-5 bridge expected to reopen in mid-June

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Monday that it plans to have the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge temporary span open sometime next week. The bridge has been closed since a portion of it collapsed into the Skagit River last ...

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WSDOT seeks $70.2 million in TIGER V grants for Puget Sound area projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2013

WSDOT seeks $70.2 million in TIGER V grants for Puget Sound area projects

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) last week submitted three applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for $70.2 million in federal funding for projects in the Puget Sound area. If selected, the proposed projects, located in Pierce and ...

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U.S. infrastructure spending has sharply declined in past five years

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2013

U.S. infrastructure spending has sharply declined in past five years

The collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington State has sparked a number of conversations about infrastructure spending in the United States. Though the Skagit River Bridge was only considered functionally obsolete rather than structurally deficient ...

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WSDOT announces I-5 detours

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

WSDOT announces I-5 detours

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has announced that Interstate 5 has been closed in both directions in Skagit County south of Burlington. The agency said via Twitter that drivers should avoid the area or expect delays. WSDOT suggested the following ...

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Good news about the Columbia River Crossing

John Latta - Apr 23, 2013

Good news about the Columbia River Crossing

For the past five years the Cascade Bicycle Club has been opposed to the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) mega-highway, a Vancouver-Portland area project. The biggest reason the club says it opposes the CRC is “its opportunity cost: every one of the ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Jan 09, 2013

Applications & Innovations

Concrete Repair   8 techniques for restoring concrete roads   By Lauren Heartsill Dowdle     Whether it’s patching a hairline crack or completely rebuilding an area with a crater-sized pothole, repairing concrete roads early on can minimize future damage and the time required for the job. The ...

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Washington State, Florida honored for 'America's Best Transportation Projects'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 17, 2011

With more than 100,000 votes cast for the fourth annual America's Transportation Awards competition, the Washington State Department of Transportation claimed the People's Choice Award for its Operation I-5 Partnership Project. A panel of transportation experts also weighed in on its ...

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