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Paving brings overnight lane closures on SR 20 in Jefferson County

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:58

Tina Werner, communications, 360-704-3270

Summer-long project near ferry terminal begins April 23

PORT TOWNSEND – Starting Monday, April 23, travelers on State Route 20 near Port Townsend will notice construction activity along a six-mile segment between Four Corners Road and the Port Townsend ferry terminal in Jefferson County.

The first week of work will require daytime shoulder closures while crews set up construction signs and prepare the site, followed by overnight lane closures during paving.

This paving project will continue through the summer. Travelers can expect a moving construction zone and a single alternating lane of traffic escorted by a pilot car each Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Some daytime work will also occur on sidewalks while crews install 13 new ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act access requirements.

The Port Townsend work is part of a WSDOT project to repave the roadway and improve sidewalk access on SR 20 from Four Corners Road to Water Street.  Travelers venturing toward Coupeville should also be aware of WSDOT’s SR 20 resurfacing project on Whidbey Island in Island County, and should plan extra time to reach their destinations.

Real time traveler information is available from the WSDOT app and by following the WSDOT regional Twitter feed.

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