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

Project news

  • Construction underway: Through fall 2019, crews will repave SR 536 and improve 30 sidewalk ramps through downtown Mount Vernon.
  • Crews will also repave the on- and off-ramps at the I-5/SR 536 interchange; signed detours will be in place.
  • Travelers should expect traffic delays and around-the-clock pedestrian detours.
  • Stay up-to-date on highway closures by visiting the Skagit County construction page.

Needs & benefits

An average of 15,000 vehicles use State Route 536/Division Street/West 3rd Street from the Skagit River Bridge to Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon. The pavement is showing signs of deterioration – cracks, ruts and bumps - creating a rough ride and increasing the risk of winter weather damage to the highway leading to unexpected emergency repairs.

In 2019, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews with Granite Construction will repave this busy corridor to maintain safety and help improve the quality of road travel for people driving and bicycling.

Crews will also upgrade 30 sidewalk ramps, creating wide ramps and more gradual slopes. The improvements will create better sidewalk connections for people of all abilities.

When complete, this work will:

  • Preserve the infrastructure and extend the life of the highway for all users.
  • Reduce the need for costly emergency maintenance and unexpected road closures.
  • Improve access at sidewalk connections.


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


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


Andrea Petrich

Shane Spahr
Project Engineer

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 will repave SR 536 from I-5 near Skagit Station through Mount Vernon to the Skagit River Bridge. View photos.