SR 536 - Skagit River to I-5 Paving and ADA Compliance - Complete July 2019

Overview

In 2019, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews from Granite Construction repaved State Route 536/Division Street/West 3rd Street from the Skagit River Bridge to Interstate 5 and the on- and off-ramps at the I-5/SR 536 interchange in Mount Vernon.

The pavement, used by an average of 15,000 vehicles each day, was showing signs of deterioration – cracks, ruts and bumps - creating a rough ride and increasing the risk of winter weather damage to the highway. The new pavement is smooth, freshly striped and helps improve the quality of travel for people driving and bicycling.

Crews also upgraded 30 sidewalk areas, creating wide ramps, more gradual slopes and improved push button accessibility. The improvements create better sidewalk connections and improve safety for people of all abilities.

The benefits of this paving and ADA work include:

  • Preserved infrastructure and extended highway life for all users.
  • Reduction in the need for costly emergency maintenance and unexpected road closures.
  • Improved access at sidewalk connections.

Timeline

November 2018: Advertised project for competitive bidding.
May 2019: Project begins.
July 2019: Project complete.

Funding

The total estimated cost for this project was $2.5 million.

Contact

​Northwest Region Communications
nwpublicaffairs@wsdot.wa.gov
360-757-5999

SR 536 - Skagit River Bridge to I-5 - Paving and ADA Compliance Small Map

A sunset over WSDOT contractor crews repaving SR 536 through downtown Mount Vernon.
In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews repaved SR 536 from I-5 near Skagit Station through Mount Vernon to the Skagit River Bridge. View photos.