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Posted on: January 10, 2024

San Juan County is Prepared for Inclement Weather – And You Should Be, Too

Public Works News

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. January 10, 2024 – San Juan County is pleased to provide the public with a reminder of Public Works services, priorities, and mission during inclement weather. Additionally, there are several ways in which the publi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Winter Storm Creates Hazardous Road Conditions on MacKaye Harbor Rd on Lopez Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. January 9, 2024 – Lopez Island residents and drivers are encouraged to exercise extreme caution and stay home as winter storm conditions create hazardous road conditions on MacKaye Harbor Road. 

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

San Juan County Publishes 2023 Year-In-Review

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. January 5, 2024 – San Juan County is proud to present the organization’s 2023 Year-In-Review, highlighting accomplishments, notable projects, and the breadth of programs and services provided to island communities....

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Public Works Mobilizes Response to Stabilize MacKaye Harbor Rd on Lopez Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 20, 2023 – San Juan County’s Public Works Department is mobilizing a response to protect the traveling public and maintain access to homes threatened by coastal erosion near MacKaye Harbor Road on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

County and WSF Complete Orcas Ferry Terminal Updates, Paving the Way for Greater Accessibility

Public Works Update

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 20, 2023 – The latest phase of accessibility improvements at the Orcas Ferry Landing is now complete. The project added ADA-compliant parking spaces, updated stormwater infrastructure, provided additional sidewalks a...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Road Work on Cattle Point Road Begins

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 10, 2023 – San Juan County’s Public Works Department is beginning maintenance on Cattle Point Road this week. The road will remain open to traffic, though drivers may experience traffic delays.&...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Public Works to Install Stop Signs on Orcas Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 20 - The San Juan County Public Works Department will be installing new stop signs on Orcas Island. The new stop signs will be located on A Street and Prune Alley, in Eastsound Village.  

The new stop sign o...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

County Barge Landings at Griffin Bay and MacKaye Harbor

Public Works Update

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 11, 2023– San Juan County Public Works will be unloading several thousand tons of material onto San Juan and Lopez Island on Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23. The barge landing area will be closed to the pu...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

San Juan County Begins Road Striping in September

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 1, 2023 – San Juan County’s Public Works Department is announcing its annual summer road striping schedule beginning on Monday, September 11 and lasting approximately several weeks. Pavemen...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Public Works Survey Data Released: Results Emphasize Safety

Public Works Survey

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 27, 2023 – San Juan County's Public Works Department published a community survey that posed the question, “How should your roads work for you?” After collecting responses and analyzing the ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

County Halts Bayhead Creek Culvert Replacement Project on Killebrew Lake Road

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 20, 2023 – San Juan County Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 20 to discuss the Bayhead Creek Culvert Replacement Project that necessitates the closure of Killebrew Lake Road. During this meeting, Council v...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

County Council Announces Special Meeting to Discuss Orcas Island’s Bayhead Creek Culvert Replacement

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Previously, the Council was scheduled to address this project at the June 27 meeting. Due to project time constraints, the Council felt it necessary to discuss the project sooner than the 27. The public is invited to provide comment during the public acce...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

County Publishes Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Killebrew Lake Road Closure

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 9, 2023 – San Juan County’s Public Works Department will be replacing a culvert for Bayhead Creek on Killebrew Lake Road.  

What is this project? 

The County will replace a culvert on ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

County Hosts Project Information Meeting Re: Killebrew Lake Rd Closure & Bayhead Creek Culvert

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 7, 2023 – The County’s Public Works Department is hosting a project information meeting to discuss questions and concerns regarding the Bayhead Creek Culvert Replacement project which necessitates the...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

County to Begin Work on Orcas Island’s Bayhead Creek Culvert Replacement

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 31, 2023 – The County will begin a project to replace a culvert on Killebrew Lake Road, just east of Laporte Road. The FEMA-funded project will install a 12-foot-wide box culvert, specially designed to improve f...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Recap of Lopez Neighborhood Meeting Regarding the Relocation of Public Works Facilities

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 25, 2023 – On Monday, May 15, 2023 County Council Member Jane Fuller (District 3), County Manager Mike Thomas, and the Director of Public Works Colin Huntemer, convened a meeting with the neighbors of the MacKaye Harbor ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

WSF Announces Orcas Road Reduced to One Lane Near Ferry Terminal the Week of May 23

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 22, 2023 – Washington State Ferries (WSF) announced the beginning of paving activity for a portion of Orcas Road, adjacent to the Orcas Island Ferry Terminal. This paving effort is part of the current constructi...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

County Hosts Lopez Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Public Works Facilities Relocation

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 5, 20232 – San Juan County is in the process of relocating its Public Works facilities on Lopez Island to the MacKaye Harbor area. In advance of this move, the County is holding a community meeting on Monday, Ma...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

San Juan County Resurfaces Over 14 Miles of Roads this Summer

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 4, 2023 – San Juan County’s Public Works Department is announcing its annual summer road resurfacing schedule to chip seal over 14 miles of roads on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Island. Chip sealing is a pavement...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

“What’s Important to You?” Deadline Approaches for County Public Works Survey

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 26, 2023 – You have a chance to impact future projects around the County! Do you want more slip space at County docks? Are you passionate about building new bike trails? Have you experienced a road washout or culvert f...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

‘How should San Juan County prioritize Public Works projects?’ Asks New Survey

Public Works Survey

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 10, 2023 – San Juan County's Public Works wants to hear from YOU! How often do you use marine facilities? Do you feel safe driving, biking, or walking on County roads? How should funding be prioritized into th...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Work to complete ADA upgrades at Orcas Ferry Terminal Begins

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. March 17, 2023 – San Juan County (SJC) and the Washington State Ferries (WSF) are eager to announce a public access upgrade for the Orcas Island Ferry Terminal. Thanks to this partnership, the project will provide improved A...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

County Answers FAQs About Proposed Public Works Relocation on Lopez Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. February 16, 2023 – San Juan County is in the process of exploring the possibility of relocating its Public Works facilities on Lopez Island to the MacKaye Harbor area. This multi-year process has included ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2023

Update: Orcas Island’s Fish Trap Culvert Replacement Enters Second Phase

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 10, 2023 – The County’s Public Works Department is entering phase two of a project to replace a culvert and repair a section of Cormorant Bay Road near Deer Harbor. The FEMA-funded project is installing a ten...

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Posted on: February 15, 2023

County Begins Planning for Zylstra Lake Trail and Answers FAQs

Town to Zylstra Lake Updates

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. February 15, 2023 – San Juan County is eager to begin developing a plan for a multi-use trail connecting the Town of Friday Harbor to the Zylstra Lake Preserve. Recently awarded $5.28 million in federal transportati...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Melting Snow is Stormwater – Protect Your Property and Drains

Inclement Weather Updates

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 23, 2022 – With high levels of expected snow melt (stormwater), San Juan County’s Public Works Department encourages residents to be proactive in monitoring and reporting potential blockages to culverts an...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

San Juan County is Prepared for Inclement Weather – And You Should Be, Too

Inclement Weather Updates

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 16, 2022 – San Juan County is pleased to provide the public with a reminder of Public Works services, priorities, and mission during inclement weather. Additionally, there are several ways in which the public can su...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Project Update: Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project

Lopez Village SIP update

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 5, 2022– San Juan County Public Works is pleased to provide the public with updates on the Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project.  The Public Works crew has completed the new stormwater channel which...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

San Juan County Considers Relocating Lopez’s Public Works Facility

Public Works Update 2

SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 21, 2022– San Juan County is entering the planning stages of an exciting project on Lopez Island. County Council has directed staff to develop a plan to relocate Public Works operations from Fisherman Bay Rd to the ...

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