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

Project news

  • Construction will start in May 2019, following the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
  • During construction, travelers should expect weeknight lane closures and around-the-clock pedestrian detours.
  • WSDOT awarded this project to Granite Construction.

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 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.

Timeline

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

Funding

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

Contact

Ally Barrera
Communications
206-440-4457
Barrera@wsdot.wa.gov

Shane Spahr
Project Engineer
360-848-7103
SpahrS@wsdot.wa.gov

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

The intersection of SR 536 and I-5 in Mount Vernon where WSDOT contractor crews will improve crossing access for people of all abilities and repave SR 536 in 2019.

In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will repave SR 536 from I-5 near Skagit Station through Mount Vernon to the Skagit River Bridge.