SR 20 - W of 4 Corners Rd to E of Water St - Paving & ADA Compliance

Project news

  • All paving and roadway striping is now complete. Crews are programming the pedestrian systems and doing other final electrical work.
  • This project repaved nearly six miles of highway, leading to the Port Townsend ferry terminal.
  • Travelers venturing toward Coupeville should also be aware of WSDOT's SR 20 resurfacing project on Whidbey Island in Island County and plan extra time.
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This six mile paving project in Port Townsend will work up until the ferry terminal by improving the ride quality and life of the roadway. It also will reduce the need for emergency closures and costly repairs. In total, crews will install 13 new ADA accessible ramps, which improves access for pedestrians and people with disabilities.

Why is WSDOT repaving State Route 20 and updating sidewalk ramps from Four Corners Road to Port Townsend?

This section of SR 20 has cracks and ruts in many places that can lead to potholes. The project will extend the life of the highway and provide a smoother ride for the approximate 15,000 vehicles that travel through this area every day.

The ADA work involves smoothing out concrete curbs and sidewalks.

What should travelers expect?

Fortunately for drivers, most of the work will take place in the night, however the ADA improvements will require daytime hours. People driving and biking should plan for:

  • Overnight single lane closures each Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Daytime delays as crews build ADA accessible ramps
  • Familiarize with the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry schedule

WSDOT will keep traffic moving through the construction zone by way of a pilot car, but encourage drivers to plan ahead to reach their destination. 

Travelers venturing to Coupeville will encounter four miles of resurfacing on Whidbey Island from the ferry terminal to State Route 525/East Race Road. These crews will work round the clock daytime hours through late summer.

The End Result

When the paving and ADA work is complete, SR 20 to and from the Port Townsend ferry terminal will have a new driving surface that helps keep all travelers moving safely and efficiently for years to come.

Needs & Benefits

  • Preserves infrastructure and extends the life of the highway.
  • Reduces the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs and unexpected closures.
  • Improves access for pedestrians and people with disabilities.


  • Construction to begin: May 2018
  • Project complete: Fall 2018


Financial Data for PIN 302002B, 302003B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $3,508
CWA $0
Total $3,508


Chris Bruning
WSDOT Project Engineer

Tina Werner 
WSDOT Communications

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