Washington State Department of Transportation

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The '''Washington State Department of Transportation''' ('''WSDOT''' or '''WashDOT''') was established in 1905. The agency, led by a Secretary and overseen by the Governor (Governor of Washington), is a Washington (Washington (state)) governmental agency that constructs, maintains, and regulates the use of the state's transportation infrastructure. WSDOT is responsible for more than 20,000 lane-miles of roadway, nearly 3,000 vehicular bridges and 524 other structures. This infrastructure

cartography Tele Atlas accessdate 4 August 2009 Between SR 522 and , the highway was widened from a 2-lane road to a four-lane divided highway in 2008.


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of Ellensburg (Ellensburg, Washington), Yakima (Yakima, Washington), and the Tri Cities (Tri Cities, Washington) (via I-182 (Interstate 182)), and in Oregon, it serves Umatilla (Umatilla, Oregon) and Hermiston (Hermiston, Oregon). It is the major route westwards to Seattle and eastwards to Boise (Boise, Idaho) and Salt Lake City (via I-84 (Interstate 84 (west)) and I-15 (Interstate 15 in Utah)).

, and the National Highway System (National Highway System (United States)), a system of roads that are important to the nation's economy, defense and mobility. '''Interstate 182''' (I-182) is a

adj on Interstate Highway (Interstate Highway System) that extends from I-82 (Interstate 82) west of Richland (Richland, Washington) to US 12 (U.S. Route 12 in Washington) in Pasco (Pasco, Washington). It serves the Tri-Cities (Tri-Cities, Washington).


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, Washington." ''Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities'', v. 9, n. 1, p 4-23. Engineers then analyzed the pontoon (Pontoon (boat))s of the bridge, and realized that they were over-engineered and the water could be stored temporarily in the pontoons. The watertight doors for the pontoons were therefore removed. Much of Hill's attention was devoted to advocating good roads in Washington and Oregon. State Route 512 (Washington State Route 512). There are more than 17 stores and more are being built. A Marshalls (w:Marshalls), Boston's Gourmet Pizza (w:Boston Pizza), Mongolian Grill, Discount Tire (w:Discount Tire), and others are yet to open. The Washington State Department of Transportation (w:Washington State Department of Transportation) say this could cause more traffic problems. The intersection of Washington State Route 531 (w:Washington State Route 531) and 27th Avenue (only way in and out) is "crowded and tight". Twin Lakes is now inaccessible because of the traffic.


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and caused damage to many state highways, mainly SR 504 (Washington State Route 504). The Hood Canal Replacement Bridge (Hood Canal Bridge) opened on October 3, 1982 and the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge collapsed on November 25, 1990. In 1991, a smaller renumbering of state highways occurred. The renumbering produced some new

by an earthquake within the next decade. Since the Nisqually Earthquake occurred, semi-annual inspections have discovered continuing settlement damage. Forest Learning Center The Forest Learning Center is located inside the blast zone of Mount St. Helens on Highway 504. The center is operated as a partnership between Weyerhaeuser Company, Washington State Department of Transportation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

location Olympia, Washington chapter 21 page 2620 SSH 1R became SR 504 in 1964 during the 1964 highway renumbering (1964 state highway renumbering (Washington)), in which the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) replaced the previous system of Primary and Secondary Highways (Primary State Highways (Washington)) with a new system called State Routes (State highways in Washington), which is still in use today.


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Highway Map , Washington State Department of Transportation, Retrieved March 15, 2008 Current projects thumb right Alaskan Way Viaduct (File:Alaskan Way Viaduct Seattle Twilight.jpg) There are currently about 250 projects that WSDOT is currently planning or constructing. Some of the most notable projects that were recently finished include


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includes rail lines, state highways (List of state highways in Washington), state ferries (Washington State Ferries) (considered part of the highway system) and state airports (List of Washington state-owned airports) History WSDOT was originally founded as the Washington State Highway Board and the Washington State Highways Department on March 13, 1905, when

: www.wsdot.wa.gov Centennial 1905-1920.htm title WSDOT History (1905-1920) author WSDOT accessdate 2008-06-16 In 1921, the State Highway Board was replaced by the Washington Highway Committee and the Washington State Highways Department became a division of the Washington State Department of Public Works. The first gas tax (1ยข (Cent (United States coin)) per gallon) was levied and Homer Hadley started planning a pontoon bridge across Lake Washington, which would

Highways Department. The Lake Washington Floating Bridge (Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge) and the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie) opened in 1940. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed because of winds on November 7, 1940, earning it the name ''Galloping Gertie''. On June 29, 1956, President of the United States President


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the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle was damaged by an earthquake in 2001, there was a significant political movement to not replace it, including large majorities voting against both replacement options, but the Washington State Department of Transportation voted to allocate funding to build a tunnel to replace the viaduct. A large number of citizens, including mayoral candidate Mike McGinn, have vowed to stop this tunnel. Usage For removable forms, once the concrete has been


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Highway Map , Washington State Department of Transportation, Retrieved March 15, 2008 Current projects thumb right Alaskan Way Viaduct (File:Alaskan Way Viaduct Seattle Twilight.jpg) There are currently about 250 projects that WSDOT is currently planning or constructing. Some of the most notable projects that were recently finished include


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) , HistoryLink, 2003-01-18. Retrieved 2010-08-03 Hill persuaded the University of Washington to establish the United States' first chair in Highway engineering in 1907. After failing to convince Washington State to build a highway on the north bank of the Columbia River, he convinced Oregon officials to build the scenic Historic Columbia River

Washington State Department of Transportation

The '''Washington State Department of Transportation''' ('''WSDOT''' or '''WashDOT''') was established in 1905. The agency, led by a Secretary and overseen by the Governor (Governor of Washington), is a Washington (Washington (state)) governmental agency that constructs, maintains, and regulates the use of the state's transportation infrastructure. WSDOT is responsible for more than 20,000 lane-miles of roadway, nearly 3,000 vehicular bridges and 524 other structures. This infrastructure includes rail lines, state highways (List of state highways in Washington), state ferries (Washington State Ferries) (considered part of the highway system) and state airports (List of Washington state-owned airports)

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