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SR 20 resurfacing resumes, will create lengthy delays

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 15:36

Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Shane Spahr, project engineer, 360-848-7103

Daytime lane closures will affect travelers between Sedro-Woolley, Concrete

SEDRO-WOOLLEY – The new highway surface on State Route 20 between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete is moving into phase two. With work about to resume on this preservation project, travelers should once again prepare for lengthy daytime delays.

Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews from Granite Construction will close one lane of the highway on weekdays beginning Monday, July 10. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. to finish this project as quickly and safely as possible.

Drivers should expect to travel through a, 2-mile-long work zone along a 23-mile stretch between Fruitdale Road in Sedro-Woolley and Moen Road in Concrete. Resurfacing work is a mobile operation, so work zones will change daily, move during each work day, and may change quickly depending on weather and work progress.

Prepare for the upcoming work

Travelers are asked to consider a number of options in order to optimize travel times:

  • If possible, avoid traveling through this stretch during peak hours and Janicki Industries’ shift change around 2:30 p.m.
  • Carpool with colleagues or neighbors.
  • Consider using Skagit Transit. Routes 717 and 750 run between the communities in the project area.
  • Plan for an extra 45 minutes for each trip, for any mode of travel.
  • For travelers headed past Concrete on the North Cascades Highway, consider using State Route 530 as an alternate route.

What’s already been done?

As regular drivers along this stretch already know, these delays are ongoing. Crews started work this spring and have already repaired potholes, filled roadway cracks and repaved bridge decks. The final step in this resurfacing project will seal the roadway and create a smoother ride for travelers.

Weekly updates on the project and tentative work areas are available on WSDOT’s Skagit County construction update page, by signing up to get Skagit County email updates or by following the WSDOT North Twitter account.

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