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You read that correctly. By the time you head out for Saturday errands, baseball games or weekend adventures – you’ll encounter the finished two lane roundabout, so says a bulletin from the state Transportation Dept.

Crews are finishing some concrete and electrical work and putting down temporary striping the next couple of nights then will move the barrels = no more single lane out of Anacortes.

The bulletin continues, "Still ahead, next week crews will do some work on what we call ‘punch list items’ – fixing or adding a few things that didn’t turn out just right. By the end of next week – the orange barrels at Sharpes Corner will be outta there until crews come back in September to plant landscaping and put down permanent striping."

There will be more lane reductions between Sharpes Corner and Anacortes next month.

When Lakeside Industries continues the paving project (12th Street/Oakes Avenue is complete) and starts work to grind and pave the four-lane section of SR 20 Spur between the new Sharpes Corner and Commercial avenue roundabouts, they will reduce that section of highway to two lanes for two straight weeks (nights and weekends included). Plan ahead for similar peak commute delays that you’ve been experiencing during the Sharpes Construction.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 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