We widened the lanes and shoulders along SR 20 north of Oak harbor on Whidbey Island. Leveling a hill and improving an intersection increased motorists’ sight distance and will help reduce the number of collisions. New right and left turn lanes will help prevent rear-end and run off the road collisions.
There have been 51 collisions in this area in the last five years; 42 were rear-end collisions. Widening shoulders, adding turn lanes, improving sight distance for drivers will help reduce the number and severity of collisions.
| Protects Environment
The project installed permanent storm water treatment facilities to treat highway runoff. This work included installation of new drainage and catch basins, biofiltration swales and storm water detention ponds.
Partnerships & Cooperation
Washington State Parks and the city of Anacortes contributed $958,000 for this project.
This project is funded through the following fund sources:
- Existing Funds - $8,407,000
- Other Agency Funds - $958,000
State Parks, City of Oak Harbor
- Total Funding Available From All Sources - $9,365,000
Project Engineer David Crisman
Mount Vernon Project Engineering Office
1109 East Hickox Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Communications Dave Chesson
WSDOT Mt. Baker Headquarters
1043 Goldenrod Road, Suite 101
Burlington, WA 98233-3415
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