Section of Southbound Mullis Street In Friday Harbor Closes For Two Weeks

Posted April 4, 2021 at 5:30 am by

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From the Town of Fri­day Harbor

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is con­tin­u­ing con­struc­tion on a Mullis Street round­about, and the exist­ing pave­ment will be demol­ished this week to pre­pare a sub­base for the roadway.

Mullis Street will be reduced to one lane of traf­fic for vehi­cles trav­el­ing north­bound from Mon­day, April 5 to about Fri­day, April 16. 

The south­bound traf­fic between Spring Street and 818 Mullis St., near the propane com­pa­ny, will remain closed for approx­i­mate­ly two weeks.

South­bound traf­fic will be required to seek alter­na­tive routes or detour to an access point for local busi­ness­es. The North­bound traf­fic on Mullis will be divert­ed around the work or stopped entire­ly when road cross­ings are performed.

There will be times when the con­trac­tor needs to use both lanes and vehi­cles may expe­ri­ence short delays while the con­trac­tor tran­si­tions between sec­tions of the road­way. Work will be done from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., weekdays.

Local access will remain open at all times. Pedes­tri­an access will not be inter­rupt­ed. No park­ing will be per­mit­ted in the project area dur­ing this phase of construction.

Three detours have been established:

  1. Argyle Avenue to Spring Street: North­bound vehi­cles enter­ing town may use this detour if they wish to bypass the con­struc­tion zone.
  2. Mar­ket Street to Nash Street: All vehi­cles wish­ing to access busi­ness­es from Spring Street will be required to do so trav­el­ing Northbound.
  3. Spring Street to Mar­guerite Place and/or Price Street: There will be delays at the Spring Street and Mullis Street inter­sec­tion. Vehi­cles are encour­aged to bypass work by seek­ing alter­na­tive routes to the downtown.

For exam­ple, dri­vers want­i­ng to enter Petro San Juan from Spring Street should detour to Nash/Market Street to turn north­bound. Dri­vers want­i­ng to enter Bak­ery San Juan from Spring Street should detour to Argyle Avenue to turn north­bound. Lim­it­ed access may be avail­able from Air­port Cen­ter Road.

Pedes­tri­ans and motorists should exer­cise com­mon sense and cau­tion. Be aware of equip­ment, con­struc­tion work­ers, trucks and con­struc­tion mate­ri­als. Make sure you are seen while mov­ing with­in the job site and abide by flag­ger instruc­tions. The detour routes are through res­i­den­tial zones with school facilities. 

The speed lim­it on Mullis Street is 20 mph in the con­struc­tion zone. Penal­ties auto­mat­i­cal­ly dou­ble for traf­fic vio­la­tions in con­struc­tion zones. A tick­et for trav­el­ing 25 mph in the post­ed 20 mph con­struc­tion zone will car­ry a penal­ty of $250.

Although the speed lim­it on Spring Street and the detour routes remain post­ed at 25 mph, the pub­lic is encour­aged to reduce speed to 20 mph for safe­ty reasons.

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor tru­ly appre­ci­ates everyone’s patience while we work through this project. Ques­tions for dai­ly oper­a­tions can be direct­ed to the con­trac­tor Justin Kon­nerup, Kon­nerup Con­struc­tion at 425–508-0847, or project inspec­tor Pedro Mena at 360–378-2154. 

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