SR 20 Spur - Sharpes Corner to Anacortes Ferry Terminal - Paving & ADA

Project news

  • Paving, permanent striping and signal work is complete.
  • Crews are replacing two pedestrian crossings to make sure they meet WSDOT standards and sign crews will head in to remove and add signs in September.
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This project will improve driving conditions and preserve the highway. Crews paved from Commercial Avenue/12th Street/Oakes Avenue to the Anacortes ferry terminal in the spring and early summer and from Sharpes Corner to Commercial Avenue roundabouts in July. WSDOT will coordinate with the city of Anacortes and repave Commercial Avenue at a later date. This project was initially scheduled for construction in 2017 but the single high bid that was received was rejected and the project re-advertised.

Why is WSDOT repaving SR 20 Spur west of Sharpes Corner?
The area was last paved about 20 years ago, and the road was showing signs of wear and tear. There were cracks and potholes in places along the highway. The $6.7 million project will extend the life of the roadway and provide a smoother ride for the more than 30,000 vehicles that use the road every day.

The End Result
This project will extend the life of and improve the ride quality of the highway.

Needs & benefits

  • Preserves infrastructure and extends the life of the highway.
  • Reduces the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs and unexpected closures.


February 2018: Construction began.
February to June 2018: Crews will work on SR 20 Spur/12th Street/Oakes Avenue.
July 2018: Crews will repave SR 20 Spur between Sharpes Corner and Commercial Avenue following SR 20 Sharpes Corner roundabout construction.
Summer 2018: Construction complete.


Financial Data for PIN 102029D, 102029E, 102030F, 102030H
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $6,682
CWA $0
Total $6,682


Andrea E. Petrich

Shane Spahr
Project Engineer