Drivers on eastbound state Route 16 will encounter nighttime detours and delays over the next several weeks as work crews lift 83 massive concrete girders into place on top of new support piers in Tacomas Nalley Valley.
The driver of an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse told investigators that he felt “crowded” by a passing vehicle and moved closer to the side of the bridge that had less clearance, says a preliminary federal report released Tuesday.
MOUNT VERNON — State transportation officials say the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River should reopen sometime next week, after they finish installing a temporary span to replace the bridge that collapsed May 23.
The Washington State Patrol says a driver jumped out of a burning car going 60 mph early Wednesday on Highway 518 near Sea-Tac Airport.
Maintenance work scheduled near and on the eastbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge will require closures three nights this week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
As part of the major renovation of Tacomas Stadium Way, the southbound lanes of Schuster Parkway will be closed during daytime hours for about six weeks, starting Tuesday.
Lane closures on the westbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge could cause evening backups this week, according to the state Department of Transportation.
A forecast for high winds canceled Wednesday night’s closure of eastbound state Route 16.
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