SR 20 - SR 9 to Hansen Creek & SR 9/SR 20 to Park Cottage Pl - Paving & ADA

Project news

  • WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction have finished paving work and are working on final striping, signage and striping work.
  • Crews have restriped West Ferry Street at SR 20/North Cascades Highway, removing the large gore area and replacing it with a straight only lane making the old lane right turn only.
  • Travelers should expect overnight lane closures nightly Sunday through Friday morning during this work. Weekly closure details can be found on the construction update page.
  • This project is one of four happening along SR 9 between Sedro-Woolley and Big Lake this year.
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In 2018 WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will repave a one mile stretch of SR 9 north of SR 20 and nearly three miles of SR 20 between SR 9 and Fruitdale Road in Sedro-Woolley. Crews will also improve highway crossing areas at some intersections.

Why is WSDOT doing this work?
Repaving these stretches of highway will preserve the infrastructure and help reduce the need for costly emergency repairs and unexpected closures. Improving the pedestrian crossings will bring them up to federal standards and improve the trip for people of all abilities.

What pedestrian crossings will be improved?
WSDOT contractor crews will make pedestrian crossings improvements at SR 9 and:

  • Evans Drive
  • Dana Drive
  • Orth Way
  • Park Cottage Place
  • Alderway Lane

and on SR 20:

  • West Ferry Street
  • Metcalf Street
  • Puget Street
  • SR 9/Township Street

This project will also remove the gorepoint and turn it into a straight only lane for southbound travelers at SR 20 and Ferry Street. The old lane will become a right turn only lane.

What should travelers expect during this work?
This work will require overnight lane closures and some detours. It will create ground down sections of road and cyclists and motorcycle riders will need to use extreme caution during trips around-the-clock during this work.

  • If they need to close a lane on SR 9 prior to school getting out for summer vacation, they will have lanes reopened by 5 a.m.  Crews will work nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, when work requires them to close a lane.
  • They may work overnight beginning at 7 p.m. on some Sundays, as needed.
  • Crews will do most sidewalk ramp work during the days, without closing a highway lane. Some pedestrian detours should be expected.
  • Pedestrians may need to detour around intersection work, which will happen during daylight hours.
  • All travelers should give themselves extra time if they need to travel through this work zone.

The End Result
Once work is finished it will improve pedestrian access and mobility and create a smoother ride for people driving and cycling through Sedro-Woolley.

Needs & benefits

  • Preserves infrastructure.
  • Extends the life of the highway.
  • Improves access to businesses and transportation options for people of all abilities.
  • Reduces the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs and unexpected closures.


Winter 2017/2018: Finish project design.
February 2018: Advertise project for competitive bidding.
June 4, 2018: Construction begins.
Fall 2018: Construction completed.


Andrea E. Petrich
WSDOT communications

Shane Spahr
WSDOT Project Engineer

Thumbnail map of SR 20 and SR 9 2018 paving project in Sedro-Woolley stretching from Ferry Street to Fruitdale Road on SR 20 and SR 20 to Alderwood on SR 9.

Small photo of a section of SR 9 that is part of a 2018 paving project.
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In 2018 WSDOT contractor crews will pave and improve pedestrian crossings on SR 20 from Ferry Street to Fruitdale Road in Sedro-Woolley and on SR 9, shown here, north of SR 20.