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SR 20 - Deception Pass and Canoe Pass Bridges - Painting and Special Repairs

Project overview

The Deception Pass Bridge and Canoe Pass Bridge connect Whidbey Island to the rest of Washington state via State Route 20. These bridges provide the only land access on and off the island. Crews last gave these bridges a fresh coat of paint more than 20 years ago. The years of wind, sun and saltwater exposure have worn down paint and corroded some areas of the bridges. This project will repair those damaged areas and preserve the integrity of these historic structures for the 18,000 people who drive over them each day and the thousands who visit the area each year.

Fall 2018 - Fall 2021
Project status
$2.4 Million

What to expect

People who travel over the bridge may hardly notice this project is happening. Most of the work will take place under the structure where crews will work in small areas at a time. Travelers can expect weekly overnight lane closures on Thursdays beginning at 8 p.m and last until Fridays at 6 a.m. Drivers will be directed through a single alternating lane of traffic during these scheduled closures.

Deception Pass State Park  and all business will remain open, but drivers should plan for limited parking along SR 20. One sidewalk will remain open during construction so visitors can travel over the bridge without a vehicle. People walking along SR 20 or visiting Deception Pass State Park will hear loud noise during the day and some at night, as crews work to remove old paint from the bridges.

The iconic bridges along State Route 20 make up part of Deception Pass State Park, the most visited state park in Washington.