Anacortes, WA – Several representative from local and State agencies gathered today to hold an Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new $13.4 million dollar Connecting Washington safety and Congestion improvement project on State Route 20 at Sharpes Corner.
Andrea Petrich, Washington State Department of Transportation Communications, wrote on the WSDOT Blog that the project was completed within budget and ahead of schedule by Contractor Tapani Underground.
The Event included an opportunity for guests to walk or bike the new .5 mile trail that was also part of the project. The trail helps better connect pedestrians to businesses in the area and bicyclists to US Bike Route 10 across Washington and Bike Route 3 down Whidbey Island.
Officials on hand (Pictured above) included Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere, Skagit County Commissioner Ron Wesen, Mike Cotton with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Samish Indian Nation Tribal Chairman Tom Wooten, Tapani Inc Vice President Kevin Tapani, Washington 40th District Representative Jeff Morris and Island County Transit ED Mike Nortier.
You can View photos of all stages of the Washington State Department of Transportation Sharpes Corner project by visiting their Flickr album by clicking here.