This project includes improvements to College Way beneath I-5 to add more lane capacity and relieve traffic congestion. Improvements include traffic signal modifications, adding two additional traffic lanes on both the north and south side of College Way, storm drain improvements, relocating of utilities, modifications to the I-5 bridge abutments to accommodate the road widening, installation of curb gutter, and sidewalk. This segment of College Way has heavy turning traffic at the I-5 interchange that causes blocking of through vehicles in the east/west direction.
This project is funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
the Washington Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), and a County economic development grant.
Bids were opened on September 27, 2018. On October 10, 2018, this project was awarded to Granite Construction. This project is expected to have a duration of twelve months. Night work will be performed if the contractor needs to close lanes beneath I-5. Lanes will be open during daytime commuting hours to lessen the impact to travelers.
Project Update (12/2/2019):
The water main installation has been completed on the north side; Skagit PUD will be finishing the side connections this week before final backfill. North side final subgrade, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and median wall concrete work to begin this week.
The south side freeway ramps will be closed during the weekend of December 6th in order to construct new grades at that location and install base course of asphalt.
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