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Top 20 Public Construction Projects of 1998


Top 20 Public Construction Projects of 1998
January 21, 1999

Project 11 - Sequim Bypass on SR101

Journal staff

Project description: The purpose of the project is to reduce congestion and improve safety on SR 101 in Sequim. The ultimate project will be a four-lane freeway with interchanges around the central business district.

Sequim bypass map

The project will be constructed in stages. The first stage is the acquiring of the right of way for the ultimate four-lane configuration and building two of the lanes. Future phases of the project will be constructed depending on needs and financing. Right of way has been accomplished and construction is under way.

In addition to the two lanes, the current work includes River Road interchange, Seventh Ave. bridge, Third Ave. bridge, Sequim Ave-nue interchange, and the east ramps of Simdars Road interchange. The River Road, Seventh Ave., Third Ave., and Sequim Avenue bridges go over the highway. Simdars Road goes under the highway bridge. Portions of several local streets will be reconstructed to accommodate the improvements.

Original contract amount: $17,371,277.
Start of construction: April 1998.
Expected completion date: August 1999.
Contractor: Scarsella Bros., Inc., P.O. Box 68388, Seattle, WA 98168, (253) 872-7173.
Project manager: Jerry Moore, PE, 1707 South C St., Port Angeles, WA 98363, (360) 457-2575.
Owner: Washington State Department of Transportation.

Project participants:

  • A.C.E. Inc.
  • A-1 Safety First, Inc.
  • B.R.C. Inc.
  • Colvico Inc.
  • F & H Fence
  • Lakeside Industries
  • Pacific Road & Bridge
  • Petersen Brothers
  • Primo Construction
  • Realm Inc.
  • West Line, Inc.
  • A.J. Webb, Inc.
  • Monroe House Moving.


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