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September 5, 2018

Learn about upcoming road, bridge projects at Sept. 13 meeting

If you’ve ever wondered how Skagit County decides on road construction projects, and how you can have a say in what projects make the list, you’re invited to an informal public meeting Sept. 13.

Public Works staff will present the draft version of the county’s six-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Skagit County Administrative Building, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon.

The TIP outlines the county’s planned road, bridge, ferry, non-motorized and other related transportation projects for the next six years, from 2019 to 2024.  Highlights of the TIP include a planned project that will reconstruct a portion of Bow Hill Road west of Old Highway 99 in 2020, plans to extend the Centennial Trail from Big Rock to Clear Lake in 2023, a project to widen and stabilize Francis Road near SR 9 in 2019, and plans to replace the North Fork bridge over the Skagit River on Best Road in 2024.

If you’re curious about other projects planned in your neighborhood, you’re invited to share your questions and comments with Public Works staff during the meeting. You can also read the TIP online, and find information about proposed project start dates.

Read the draft TIP plan online at http://bit.ly/Skagit2019TIP. For questions or more details, please contact Forrest Jones, Transportation Programs Section Manager, at 360-416-1422 or forrestj@co.skagit.wa.us.


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