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June 6, 2022

Summer Slow Downs Expected Due to WSDOT Road Construction on HWY 20

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is set to begin emergency repairs along Highway 20 east of Sedro-Woolley this month, with construction continuing through October of 2022, but potentially longer. Along with emergency repairs made necessary due to winter flooding, crews will also be performing important maintenance and preservation work, including fish passage culvert construction.

WSDOT reports that guardrails along four stretches of Highway 20 were damaged between mileposts 101 and 116 (east of Rockport) during this past winter. Significant damage that has closed the eastbound lane at milepost 113 has yet to be repaired. A steel-reinforced wall will be erected to repair this area, with construction expected in late June through October. Eastbound drivers will be diverted to share the undamaged westbound lane that is currently controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

Also planned are minor pavement repairs to Highway 20 in Sedro-Woolley near Helmick Road and through a one-mile stretch between Neilson Lane and Pinelli Road. Construction is expected between July through September. During this time, traffic will be reduced to a single lane at certain points.

Lastly, two fish passage barriers located between mileposts 91 and 95 near Concrete will be removed in June in order to meet a federal requirement. Removal is set for mid-June through October. Drivers will be diverted to a temporary bypass while culverts are installed, and the affected roads are rebuilt. Single-lane access is expected until the bypass is complete.

WSDOT is asking travelers to expect significant travel delays. While inconvenient for summer travelers and residents along Hwy 20, these projects are necessary to ensure the short, and long-term safety of both travelers, and regular commuters on Highway 20. WSDOT asks that drivers please follow all posted signage and directions of traffic control officers.

For more information, contact WSDOT’s Northwest Region Office by calling (206) 440-4000 or emailing nwpublicaffairs@wsdot.wa.gov. For county construction projects, contact Public Works at (360) 416-1480.