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The City of Sequim has been notified that the final State Transportation Budget includes $1.29 million to support the completion of the US Highway 101 East Sequim Corridor Improvement project, including completion of the Simdars Road Interchange, connecting Happy Valley and Palo Alto Roads to the interchange, as well as landscaping the Sequim bypass. The funding will allow design and permitting of the project to begin and keeps the timeframe on target for coordinating construction with the State’s planned Johnson Creek culvert replacement project.
“This long-needed project will provide a safe connection from Palo Alto and Happy Valley Roads to the interchange. It will increase mobility on Highway 101 by separating local city and county traffic from highway traffic and will support economic growth by providing a direct connection from the highway into Sequim’s commercial and industrial zones, said Sequim Public Works Director David Garlington.
“Hopefully, this project will run concurrent with the Johnson Creek culvert replacement project to provide cost efficiencies to both.
“We want to express appreciation to our partners The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County for their efforts with this project.”
In 2018, the City of Sequim hired lobbyist Davor Gjurasic to work with State Legislators to secure funding for the project. The initial funding allows the City to work on additional funding requests to continue moving the project forward to construction.
Please contact the Public Works Department at (360) 683-4908 with questions.