We repaved four sections of SR 20, a total of more than six miles, between Frostad Road on Whidbey Island and Sharpes Corner on Fidalgo Island. Old pavement was removed, then the sections were repaved with asphalt about two inches thick and then restriped. The work included repaving the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges during three 10-hour overnight full bridge closures. In addition to repaving the bridge decks, crews repaired the bridge joints and drainage systems.
Repaving these sections of highway eliminated cracks and rutting, reducing the opportunity for standing water on the roadway. Repaving the bridge deck helps preserve the bridge structure.
| Economic Incentive
This project extends the life of the highway and reduces annual maintenance costs. Repaving the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges during scheduled closures allowed businesses and individuals to plan ahead. Without this planned work, unscheduled emergency closures to make repairs could have become necessary at some point with little or no notice to drivers and businesses, resulting in a negative impact on the local economy.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT worked closely with Washington State Parks, the U.S. Navy and local major employers to be sure employees, area residents and tourists were aware of the overnight bridge closures.
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