Detours expected on First Street this April

Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor

“Local Access on First Street from Spring Street to Court Street will be impacted while Contractors install storm drains and reconstruct the road,” said Administrator Kulseth. “We ask the local businesses and their patrons for patience as we work through this necessary disruption.”

Traffic will be disrupted beginning mid-April through May while the Contractor reconstructs First Street. The contractor, Konnerup Construction, has been asked to expedite the project with as little traffic disruption as possible; however, road closures and detours will be unavoidable. Travelers should expect delays and limited or no access during certain phases of the project. The public is asked to exercise patience and to make every effort to be respectful of their surroundings when using detours.

Information and updates on the project will be posted online as often as possible. Questions for daily operations can be directed to the contractor, Justin Konnerup, Konnerup Construction, at 425-508-0847, or project inspector, Pedro Mena, Town of Friday Harbor at 360-378-2154.

As always, drive carefully and thank you in advance for proceeding with caution in areas where Crews are working in the roadway.

Project Description:

Reconstruction of approximately 600 linear feet of First Street from Spring Street (Herb’s Tavern / Joe Friday’s Shirt Co.) to Court Street. This project includes the grinding and removal of asphalt, removal and replacement of curb, gutter and sidewalks, storm system improvements, installation of ADA ramps and other miscellaneous items.

Working Hours:

The Contractor will begin mobilizing in April 2022. Work is authorized Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Typically, working hours will be a combination of 4/10-hour work weeks. Work will be substantially completed by May 30.

Street Closure:

There will be times when the contractor needs to use both lanes and vehicles may experience short delays. Traffic will be diverted around the work or stopped entirely when necessary.

Limited parking will be permitted and determined on a day-to-day basis.

Local access will remain open at all times; however, neighbors of the project should anticipate short delays during certain portions of construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained. The Contractor is making every effort to not be disruptive to businesses in the area.


Flaggers will be on-site as needed. The designated detour routes shall be clearly marked depending on construction tasks. The public is reminded that detour routes are considered part of the project zone.


Pedestrians and motorists should exercise common sense and caution. Be aware of equipment, construction workers, trucks and construction materials. Make sure you are seen while moving within the job site and abide by flagger instructions.