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

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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. 

Posted on April 4, 2021 at 5:30 am by

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