WSDOT landslide Mitigation Work Resumes Along Northern Rail Lines Near Everett And Mukilteo

OLYMPIA – Crews will start landslide mitigation work near Mukilteo and Everett the week of Agust 17, 2015, to help limit landslides that disrupt passenger train service north of Seattle.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is spending $16.1 million in federal funds on slide management projects to help shore up slopes along rail lines. Six historically slide prone sites were selected for work. Two projects were completed in 2014. This summer and late fall work will take place at three sites near Mukilteo and one near Everett.

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Aug 21-23 I-5 Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled In Olympia, Tumwater

OLYMPIA – Drivers who use Interstate 5 and US 101 in Olympia may encounter delays during overnight hours on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22. Details on scheduled lane and ramp closures are listed below. During the closures, crews will make asphalt repairs and modifications to an I-5 bridge expansion joint seal.

 Friday, Aug. 21

8 p.m.

  • Crews will close one lane on the ramp from southbound US 101 to northbound I-5. One lane on the ramp will remain open until 9 p.m.
  • The Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close. Drivers will need to access I-5 from the Trosper Road interchange.

9 p.m.

  • Crews will close the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5. Drivers will need to detour via southbound I-5 and Tumwater Boulevard.

9:30 p.m.

  • Crews will close two right lanes of northbound I-5 between Trosper Road Southwest and Capitol Lake.

 Saturday, Aug. 22

8 a.m.

  • All lanes and ramps will reopen.

9 p.m.

  • The southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 will close. Drivers will need to detour via Tumwater Boulevard.
  • Drivers may also encounter southbound I-5 double- and triple-lane closures between Henderson Boulevard and Capitol Lake.

Sunday, Aug. 23

9 a.m.

  • All lanes and ramps will reopen.

Drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT mobile app and the WSDOT regional Twitter feed. Advance information is also provided on the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates page.

Aug 22 & 23 - 15th Annual Sand In The City Brings Free Art & Science Learning To Children

OLYMPIA, WASH.— Washington State’s largest sand festival, Sand in the City®, rolls out 40+ free art and science activities organized by expert educators in this two-day event.

Families are invited to bring their children of all ages to Sand in the City® on Aug. 22 and 23 at the Hands On Children’s Museum on Olympia’s East Bay.

The heart of the festival is the 40 different art and science activities, including the Sand Carving Exhibition. Beginning Saturday, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., the public can watch the masters carve. On Sunday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., visitors can view the completed masterpieces.

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Tacoma/Lakewood Area I-5 Concrete Panel Work Begins Thursday Night

TACOMA – Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin replacing 10 of 21 concrete panels on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 in Pierce County during the overnight hours of Thursday, Aug. 20.

The work requires multiple overnight lane and ramp closures throughout the weekend. Traffic congestion is expected to build as morning hours progress on Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23. Motorists are advised to plan extra time into their travel plans, and should expect delays.

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