Construction Alerts!

Deception Pass Bridge Painting
Summer 2019 & Summer 2020

At 83 years old, the Deception Pass Bridge and Canoe Pass Bridge are looking really good!  But, it's time for a paint job.  So, starting in May of 2019, crews will be on the job.  They'll be painting the bridge the same color it is now, Evergreen Green.

Contractors have started bringing equipment to the site and adding warning signs.  They’ve also closed one lane of Canoe Pass Bridge from 8pm to 6 am Monday through Thursday. Other changes according to the Washington Department of Transportation, are:

  • Only one sidewalk available for those walking across the bridge.
  • Limited parking near the bridge
  • A containment system will be hanging from the structure (to keep paint/debris from falling into the water).
  • Noise day and night for those who live in or visit the area.

Construction crews will set up in the parking area north of Deception Pass (see photo).  They'll use this area to build the containment system that will be under the bridge.  They will also be using the small parking area between the two bridges.  They’re now sandblasting the bridge.

Consider turning west at the traffic light south of Deception Pass to see the bridge.  Look for the signs that point to North Beach.  A Discover Pass or $10 parking is required.

S.R. 20 at Banta Road
roundabout is open to traffic

Contractors have finished building a roundabout at State Route 20 and Banta Road, about a mile south of Deception Pass.

Crews still must seal the new asphalt, add fresh striping and landscaping.  So, crews still have some work to do and there could still be occasional closures, but the long closures are over!


Island County Paving Map

Drive safely, watch for bicyclists, deer, and pedestrians.