WSDOT Roundabout Project

The Washington State Department of Transportation has made the decision to move forward with the construction of a roundabout, their preferred design solution for improving safety and congestion at Sharpes Corner in Anacortes on State Route 20.

WSDOT will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, at Anacortes Middle School, 2202 M Ave., to showcase the selected project and get public feedback.

For more information, see WSDOT’s press release and the image below.


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January 2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

SCOG has received a request to amend the 2015-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their January 20, 2016 meeting. The public will also have the opportunity to comment at the Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP development process will satisfy the FTA’s Program of Projects requirements.

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Deception Pass and Canoe Pass Bridges Nightly Closures Begin July 12

Deception Pass Bridge

Deception Pass Bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has announced a schedule for overnight closures to rehabilitate the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridge decks. Construction is scheduled to begin 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, and finish by the morning of Friday, July 17.

The bridges will be closed to all traffic nightly from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Nighttime access to and from Whidbey Island will be limited by ferry. The following extra ferry sailings are planned on the Mukilteo/Clinton route:

  • Leaving Clinton at 9 p.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 a.m.
  • Leaving Mukilteo at 9:30 p.m., 2, 3 and 4 a.m.

The work is extremely weather-dependent. If rain or cool temperatures are in the forecast for that week, the closure could be postponed for a week or more. WSDOT will continue to work with the contractor crews and monitor weather forecasts to ensure the work can be successfully completed within the closure times. If the work is delayed, WSDOT will make an announcement as soon as possible.

WSDOT appreciates your understanding during the nighttime bridge closures. They are aware these closures will be difficult for people who rely on the bridge at night, but just five nights of closures will yield years and years of smooth roadway!

Questions? Comments? Contact Tom Pearce at

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