Sharpes Corner construction in Anacortes starts Monday, April 2

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation

Crews will start work at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 2 to improve State Route 20, or Sharpes Corner, in Anacortes. Construction will start at Miller Gibralter Roads, which is the top of the “X” in the above photo. This is a half-mile south of the SR 20 and SR 20 Spur intersection, which is known as Sharpes Corner. Crews will build a roundabout there, then move north to Sharpes Corner to build another roundabout. Below is a video, outlining the construction timeline.

Wait times

Peak periods are generally weekdays, from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m. with the bulk of commuters coming in the middle of those times. On Friday afternoons, traffic starts earlier than 3 p.m.

Drivers can help by changing their routine. If possible, consider:

  • Working remotely.
  • Altering your schedule to avoid peak periods.
  • Joining a vanpool through Island or Skagit transit.
  • Biking across the Tommy Thompson Trail.
  • Taking public transit.
  • Signing up your children for the school bus.
  • Carpooling.

Utility work

Wave Broadband is on deck to start utility relocation at Sharpes Corner by splicing some of their lines as they reroute them. This will cause an overnight outage for customers west of this area from 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12 until 6 a.m. on Friday, April 13. Be aware that this outage is coming and check in with Wave customer service in advance if you have questions about it.