Washington State Department of Transportation

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Washington State Department of Transportation(WSDOT) is an organization based in Olympia, Washington. WSDOT “operates and maintains 18,000 lane miles of state highways and more than 3,600 bridges.” They employ several different disciplines including engineers, technicians, policy and city planners, biologists, and ecologists. WSDOT aims to keep public persons, goods, and resources safe through programs and projects that integrate these six goals:

  • Strategic investments
  • Modal integration
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Organizational strength
  • Community engagement
  • Smart technology

To carry out these goals, the WSDOT website houses databases and general information on the following five topics:

Traffic and Cameras

  • Current weather and road conditions
  • Train and ferry timetables
  • Vehicle road restrictions
  • Travel alerts

Maps and Data

  • GIS and CAD digital geospatial state maps
  • Traffic volume
  • Annual collision data
  • Highways of statewide significance and scenic byways


  • Rideshare information
  • Air and water quality standards
  • Conservation, restoration, weeds, and erosion control mitigation plans
  • Agency partnerships to decrease wildlife mortality
  • Community involvement opportunities


  • Permits for rights-of-way, contracts, land leasing, auctions, and bidding activity
  • Management plans for highway systems, construction materials, emergencies, and financial planning
  • Federal funding, private grants
  • Online toll payments
  • Real estate


  • Trending and ongoing projects
  • Interactive biking and walking maps
  • Active partnerships
  • Archived projects


  1.  "Washington State Department of Transportation Website"

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