Highway paving moving to Coupeville area

The Coupeville area will be the sight of flaggers, orange cones and “Follow Me” pilot cars starting Sunday as the state continues its 30-mile highway repaving project.

Sunday night, contractor crews will start work on State Highway 20 through Coupeville, said Andrea Petrich, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation. Crews will repave between Jacobs Road and Holbrook Road on the north edge of town.

The contractor, Granite Construction, will also be working at one other sight on State Highway 525 but details weren’t available at press time.

The state also said “sorry” to drivers who got stuck in traffic recently along stretches of State Highway 525.

“Apologies to those of you who got stuck this week in paving work that started before the 7 p.m. hour,” Petrich said. “Contractor crews moved the location of some work into an area that allows daytime work. WSDOT talked to the contractor to make sure and get more notice out to the public before doing any work outside of the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. window.”

Travelers on southbound 20 toward the Coupeville Ferry Terminal should plan for traffic back-up, the state advises.

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