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The City of Anacortes Public Works Department is moving forward with a project to resurface Heart Lake Road. The project provides for improvements of Heart Lake Road to repair cracks, remove potholes, install new asphalt patching, crack sealing, and shoulder dressing in preparation for a cape seal project scheduled for this summer.

The project will be for the entire section of Heart Lake Road from the city limits to the south and to H Avenue on the north end.

Construction is scheduled to start Friday April 28th and the Contractor will have approximately 20 work days to complete the project. Construction will typically be from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, although construction may be allowed during weekends if necessary. During construction there will be temporary traffic control, road closures, and traffic detours to allow for the work. The road will be closed Monday through Friday, and open during the weekends.

Thank you in advance for your patience during construction.
Questions regarding this press release should be directed to Gunnar Christiansen, Public Works Project Manager (360) 299-1989 or
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Councilmember John Archibald has announced his resignation from the City Council effective April 30, 2017. Interested candidates are sought to fill the remainder of the term which expires December 31, 2017.

To be eligible for consideration candidates must be a resident of Anacortes with a minimum of one year of residency and be registered to vote.

Candidates must submit a letter of interest that describes their interest in becoming a city council member, notes their previous community involvement, and describes the skills that they bring to the position. Letters are due by noon on Thursday April 27, 2017.

City of Anacortes
Mayor Laurie Gere
PO Box 547
Anacortes, WA 98221

Candidates will be provided the opportunity to address City Council, Mayor Gere, and the community with a prepared five-minute presentation on Monday May 1, 2017 at the City Council meeting. An appointment by the governing board is expected in early May.

Candidates are encouraged to review the Skagit County Elections Department website.

Questions regarding the appointment procedure can be directed to Administrative Services Director Emily Schuh at 360-299-1941.
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Prep for storm Clear rain gutters. Rake 🍂🍁🍂 away from storm drains. Secure water drainage away from property and 🏡. – Original Post

7 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

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 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

8 months ago

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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 months ago

Anacortes Public Works Stats

125.2 Miles

of paved streets and/or roads


Garbage customers


New stop signs downtown


Crosswalk lines