East Smith Road Paving Project

E Smith pavement project map

This project will repave East Smith Road between Hannegan Road and Mount Baker Highway (SR 542). Some notable aspects of this project:

  • The Everson/Goshen Road and East Smith Road roundabout will be converted back into a four-way stop. Traffic accidents have increased with the current roundabout, which was too small to be a permanent solution.
  • This project will include a fish passage culvert between Sand Road and SR 542 that will close this section of E. Smith Road for several weeks in July. 
    • A detour will be in place during this closure.

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Status-June 30, 2020
Project Summary

This project proposes to asphalt paving structural overlay East Smith Road from Hannegan Road to SR-542, included as part of the project will be intersection improvements at East Smith Road and Everson/Goshen Road; and a culvert replacement between Sand Road and SR-542.

The intersection improvements will convert the current temporary mini-roundabout back to a four-way stop controlled intersection. The traffic accidents have increased with the current roundabout configuration and the configuration was never sized appropriately to be a permanent solution at this intersection.

The culvert replacement will include a detour route around the section of East Smith Road between Sand Road and SR-542. This detour will last approximately two (2) weeks and will route traffic to SR-542.

Project Details

The Project has been awarded to Granite Construction Company as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Construction will begin with the culvert replacement 1/2 mile east of Sand Road and the intersection improvements at East Smith Road and Everson-Goshen Road. Work is likely to begin after July 15th due to work window stipulated in the permits for the culvert replacement.

Project Overview

Status: Contract Awarded

Next Steps: Construction should begin after July 15th

Funding: Rural Arterial Program Funding (RAP) $2,035,000.00

Contract Awarded: June 15, 2020

Contract Amount: $2,194,841.00

Contractor: Granite Construction Company

Construction Schedule: To be determined


  1. Cody Swan

    Project Engineer
    [email protected]      
    322 N Commercial Street
    Suite 301
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    Phone: 360-778-6210
    Fax: 360-778-6211