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If you were unable to attend the 3/16/17 Open House regarding residential development regulations update, please consider completing our online fillable survey regarding the concepts that were introduced. The survey is intended to collect community feedback regarding the proposed concepts for residential development regulation updates. Please pass along the link below to those that you think would also be interested in participating.

(No need to fill out the online survey if you already completed and handed in a hard copy at the Open House).

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Libby Grage | Planning, Community & Economic Development Department
P.O. Box 547 | 904 6th Street | Anacortes, WA 98221
360.299.1986 (work)| |
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On Tuesday March 14, 2017 Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be modifying the signals at 12th/Commercial Avenue and 17th/Commercial Avenue to comply with new state standards with blinking amber arrows. These new lights mean to give way to vehicles coming straight if you are turning left. Expect some mild congestion for a few hours as the WSDOT complete this work.

Comments from the public can be addressed to Eric Shjarback, City of Anacortes Public Works, PO Box 547, Anacortes WA 98221, or email Mr. Shjarback can be reached by phone at 360.299.1980.
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Development Regulations Update OPEN HOUSE
What: Residential development regulations & design standards open house
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presentation at 6:45 pm
Where: City Council Chambers – 904 6th St., Anacortes, WA
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As part of the City’s Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Reduction program, the City has contracted with Trico Companies, LLC. to replace Sewer Manholes on “M” Avenue from 4th Street to 22nd Streets and on “K Avenue between 18th Street and 19th Street. 18 manholes will be replaced during this project.

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 13th. The contractor will have 45 working days to complete the project.

The contractor will start the project just north of the 22th Street and “M” Avenue intersection and be installing new manholes towards 4th Street.

Construction will typically be from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, although construction may be allowed during weekends and in the evening hours if necessary. During construction there will be traffic detours and road closures to allow for the work.

Thank you for your patience, and cooperation, while we make this needed improvement to the sanitary sewer system.
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The City has contracted with C. Johnson Construction, Inc. to replace a substandard waterline on 3rd Street from Commercial to “Q” Avenue.

Construction is scheduled to begin this upcoming Monday, March 6th. The contractor will have 14 calendar days to complete the project.

3rd Street will be CLOSED from Commercial to “Q” Avenue during the construction hours of 7 am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your cooperation while we make this needed improvement to the water system.
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Prep for storm Clear rain gutters. Rake 🍂🍁🍂 away from storm drains. Secure water drainage away from property and 🏡. – Original Post

5 months ago

1:00 p.m. Today residents near Anacortes High School asked to discontinue water usage for 15 min due to a “Fire Flow” test at AHS. – Original Post

6 months ago

No garbage on Monday, 9/5. Monday & Tuesday customers collected on Tuesday, 9/6.
?’s call 293-1921 – Original Post

7 months ago

#cranberrylakefire Fire 95% contained. DNR Staff mopping area for hot spots. Trail system remains closed. – Original Post

7 months ago

Paving Update. 32nd St grinding finishing up today. Thursday work will begin on preleveling D Ave. No work scheduled Friday – Monday. – Original Post

7 months ago

32nd & D Paving project is underway. Prep work this week, paving next week. Thanks for your patience! – Original Post

7 months ago

Lakeside Industries will be paving 5th St from Commercial to R Ave beginning today. The work is expected to be finished tomorrow evening. – Original Post

7 months ago

Welch Brothers Construction, Inc. will be working on emergency sewer repair on M Avenue between 19th and 20th Street thru 8/31. – Original Post

7 months ago

A ban on recreational fires is in effect for the City of Anacortes. All
burn permits previously issued are temporarily suspended. – Original Post

7 months ago

Thursday, 8/4 contractor will be grinding 5th St from Commercial to “R”
Ave for the new overlay later this month so no street parking. – Original Post

8 months ago

Grinding and overlay of 5th Street from Commercial to R Avenue will take place in late August. – Original Post

8 months ago

Anacortes Public Works Stats


New stop signs downtown

79.5 Miles

of storm sewer


Garbage customers

125.2 Miles

of paved streets and/or roads