SR 20 Sharpes Corner Roundabout Project Moves Toward Construction
ANACORTES, WA A major highway improvement project aimed at increasing safety and decreasing congestion is coming to a corner of Skagit County next summer.
Crews from Tapani, Inc. will build two large roundabouts along State Route 20 in spring 2018. The Sharpes Corner intersection at the east end of Anacortes, Washington, has averaged 14 crashes a year for the last 10 years. Both roundabouts are expected to lower collision numbers by 40 percent.
"Efforts to improve this key intersection that connects Whidbey Island to the rest of Washington state have been underway for years, and we're finally on the verge of construction," said WSDOT Project Engineer Gabe Ng. "These roundabouts will not only improve how quickly people travel through the area, but also dramatically improve safety along this corridor."
Crews will first construct a single lane roundabout at the intersection of SR 20 and Miller/Gibralter roads before moving north to build a two-lane roundabout at Sharpes Corner. Contractor crews will also build a trail along the highway to increase safety and mobility for cyclists and pedestrians.
The 2015 Connecting Washington transportation package is funding the $13.4 million project.