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SR 203 - Tolt River Bridge to McDougall St Paving


October 2014

  • This project was declared operationally complete on Aug. 1, 2014. Operationally complete means the roadway is open and the majority of work is finished.
  • WSDOT thanks drivers and residents for their patience during this work.
  • Paving was completed in August 2014.
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Why is WSDOT repaving SR 203 from Monroe to Carnation?

This stretch of highway between Monroe and Carnation sees heavy traffic between King and Snohomish counties, and the pavement is deteriorating. Without some attention, drivers will continue to run into potholes, ruts and cracks, leading to, at best, a rough drive.

This work will be performed mostly on weekdays from 8:30 to 3 p.m. so as to cut down on traffic and noise disruption, will put new pavement and high-visibility lane markings on a 12-mile span of the highway.

By grinding out the old pavement to remove the ruts and cracks and putting down a new layer of asphalt, drivers will enjoy a smoother drive and fewer taxpayer dollars will be necessary to fix the pavement.

The End Result
This project will extend the useful life of the pavement and improve safety for the approximately 13,000 drivers in Monroe and 9,500 drivers in Carnation who use this stretch of SR 203 daily.

Project Benefits
This project will extend the useful life of the pavement.
New reflective lane markings will improve visibility for drivers, especially during adverse weather.

What is the project timeline?
December 3, 2013: The contract is executed.
March 2014 - The project began with survey work and sidewalk ramp construction.
April 2014 - Pavement repairs on the stretch from Duvall to Carnation.
August 1, 2014  - The project was declared operationally complete.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 120301S, 120303R, 120306B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $8,672
Total $8,672

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

How can I get more information?
Mark Sawyer
WSDOT Project Engineer
Phone: 425-225-8799

Mike Allende
WSDOT Communications
Phone: 206-440-4455

Kris Olsen
WSDOT Communications
Phone: 206-440-4704

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