Tapani were operating a half dozen+ pieces of equipment in the western half of the SR 20 and Miller Road intersection like a choreographed dance. Trucks were dumping gravel, loaders were pushing that into place, rollers were packing it down before the next, smaller layer was added, then more rolling and on it went. Between each push and roll - additional crews checking to make sure it is all meeting specs and plans.
I’m hoping to get more photos and video uploaded to Flickrby the end of the day tomorrow – including a number of aerial views the contractor, Tapani, shared with me this week.
Remember: Work at the Sharpes Corner intersection is less than two week away! This is going to change traffic patterns drastically and those headed in and out of Anacortes will be more in the mix than they are now. Plan for ways to help reduce volumes through this area (bike, bus, carpool, work remotely, etc.), which will be a single lane in all directions during bypass lane construction.
Other work on schedule:
Anacortes – Day work on pedestrian crossings continues along SR 20 Spur/12th Street/Oakes Avenue next week and travelers should expect overnight grinding and paving work to start. Right now the schedule has Lakeside Industries starting at 9 p.m. Monday, April 23 and working nightly until 7 a.m. Friday, April 25. Lakeside is also doing paving work on Sharpes Corner so SR 20 Spur work could flex based on the roundabout construction progress.
If you are traveling this summer and have two minutes, you can watch this quick video for an overview of what to expect around Washington this summer:
Andrea E. Petrich
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