Lopez’s Village Road temporarily closed

Submitted by San Juan County Public Works.

San Juan County Public Works announces the temporary closure of Village Road on Lopez Island. The section between Washburn and Eads Ln is closed today through next Thursday, October 20.

lopez village road closureThe closure is a safety measure to protect the community and crews while heavy machinery is on site. The Lopez Village Stormwater Improvement Project will upgrade the eroding ditch along the east side of Village Road and improve storm water quality and manage flooding.

The project is funded by a grant from the Department of Ecology and the County’s Clean Water Utility. In addition to the drainage, the parallel parking along the road will be improved and a gravel trail and bridge crossings will be installed to provide safe pedestrian access to the Farmers Market. The drainage will be planted with native vegetation, including trees, shrubs, and grasses. All work is being conducted within the County road right of way and easement.

The project began in late September and is expected to finish by early November.