In the most recent edition of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s quarterly performance report, the Gray Notebook, Highway safety and transportation asset conditions are analyzed.
According to WSDOT, preliminary data indicates the number of traffic fatalities in Washington increased from 462 to 547, an 18.4% jump between 2014 and 2018.
During the same period serious injuries increased 11.4% from 2,004 to 2,232. These trends show Washington is currently not on track to meet its goal of having zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.
Gray Notebook 75 (pdf 4.8 mb) covers the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2019
The only local project listed in the report includes the delayed SR 107/Chehalis River Bridge – Structural Rehabilitation project, now set for completion in July 2020 at a total cost of $21.9 million.
The report also delves into the conditions of Washington State Ferries vessels and terminals, WSDOT’s aviation network and its capital facilities to show where progress is being made and where improvements can be made.
Key asset management findings in this edition include:
To learn more about WSDOT’s performance or to review “Gray Notebook 75” or its condensed “Lite” version, visit WSDOT’s Accountability website.