The Transportation Commission is responsible for naming transportation facilities including, but not limited to: State highways; state highway bridges, structures, and facilities; state rest areas; and state roadside facilities, such as viewpoints Naming and Renaming State Transportation Facilities RCW 47.01.420
Facility Naming Policy
Commission Facility Naming Policy (pdf 119kb) on naming highways, bridges, and ferry terminals.
Ferry Naming Policy
The Commission has a Ferry Naming Policy and Process (pdf 94 kb) for naming ferries.
If you have questions, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 123 kb) which provides answers to many commonly asked questions.
2023 Naming Decisions
- Resolution No. 751 (pdf 116kb)
A Moratorium is placed on jurisdiction transfer requests effective October 18, 2023 through December 31, 2026, in order to allow for the route jurisdiction study to be completed and for the Legislature to deliberate on its findings.
- Resolution No. 750 (pdf 117kb)
Naming State Route 411 traversing Cowlitz County from milepost 1.5 to 12 as the “Cowlitz County Deputy Sheriff Dustin DeRosier Memorial Highway.”
- Resolution No. 749 (pdf 191kb)
Naming the Riffe Lake Overlook on State Route 12 approximately 0.4 miles east of Mossyrock Dam the “Gary Stamper Memorial Overlook.”
- Resolution No. 748 (pdf 158kb)
Naming two plazas at the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal in Seattle as follows:
- ʔulułali, a place of Traveling Water, from the Suquamish Tribe, for the North Plaza nearest Columbia Street; and
- sluɁwił, a perforation for a canoe, a short cut, a canoe pass, from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, for the South Plaza nearest Yesler Way.
- Resolution No. 747 (pdf 188kb)
Naming the Interstate 90 / Argonne Interchange which includes a bridge for Argonne Road at approximately Interstate 90 MP 287.83 and a bridge for Mullan Road at approximately Interstate 90 MP 287.88, the “Deputy Joseph M. O’Connor Memorial Overpass”.
- Resolution No. 746 (pdf 87kb)
Naming Highway 20 in Okanogan County the “Vietnam War Veterans’ Memorial Highway.” Honoring the service and sacrifice of Washington State Vietnam War veterans.