After almost seven years at the Smokey Point Gateway Center, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation is moving its offices to the Arlington Airport (AWO).
The move is an opportunity for WSDOT to partner with the city of Arlington to share office space at the airport, according to WSDOT officials. The new office will be closer to aviation department’s customer base, offering more convenience to existing customers and better opportunities to reach out to new customers, officials add, noting efficiencies will improve with better access to the state-owned aircraft and flight line.
The Arlington Airport hosts an annual fly-in each summer that attracts thousands of people . The airport is home to almost 600 based aircraft and records more than 130,000 annual operations.
Moving days are scheduled for Dec. 14-16. While the offices transition to the new location, staff will be available at the Gateway Center location from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during these days to conduct normal business operations. The new office opens for business Dec. 17. An open house is slated for Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Correspondence sent to the Gateway Center Office or old P.O. Box will be forwarded to the new Aviation office for at least six months, officials note.
For more information: WSDOT.wa.gov/aviation