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Congestion and collisions are a common occurrence on State Route 20 at Sharpes Corner. The Washington State Department of Transportation is looking for input on a number of solutions to improve safety and traffic flow at an upcoming open house.  

The public is invited to learn about the options being considered and share their ideas on how to improve the traffic issues at Sharpes Corner, the nearby Miller-Gibralter and Fidalgo Bay roads. WSDOT will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Anacortes Middle School, 2202 M Ave. in Anacortes. 

This project is one of many in the Connecting Washington program that funds safety, economic, environmental and mobility improvements to the local area and throughout the state. 

The project was initially funded more than a decade ago, but it was shelved in 2009 by the state Legislature before a preferred solution could be chosen. WSDOT is currently gathering updated traffic data and reviewing information from previous plans. Public feedback will help WSDOT select the most appropriate options for the stretch of highway.

This will be the first of three open houses for the project. WSDOT will host additional open houses in the spring and summer. Construction is scheduled for 2018.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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