East Smith Road Paving Project

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  1. East Smith Road Work Nearly Complete

    This project is almost done! The biggest thing still left to complete is the installation of four-way flashing red beacons at the new Everson-Goshen and E. Smith intersection. Read on...
  2. East Smith Road Paving Continues; Roundabout Converted to Four-Way Stop

    Our contractor, Granite Construction, will apply base layer asphalt on East Smith next week in a process called preleveling. Drivers should expect long delays during this work but no more road closures. Get more details...
  3. E. Smith Road Closes Monday, July 20

    East Smith Road will close on Monday, July 20, for approximately two weeks between Sand Road and SR 542 (Mt. Baker Highway). Detours will be in place, and local traffic will be allowed within the closure area. Read on...
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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
    (360) 815-3803
    322 N. Commercial Street, Suite 301
    Bellingham, WA 98225

    Phone: 360-778-6210
    Fax: 360-778-6211