JR-MV Project Progressing, Road Closure Scheduled for Old Day Creek Road

Posted Friday, March 4, 2022

Construction on the Judy Reservoir to Mount Vernon Transmission Pipeline Project has made steady progress since breaking ground in July 2021. The $40 million major capital project involves installing 5.3 miles of 36-inch diameter welded steel pipe. The pipeline begins at Judy Reservoir and brings water to the most populated area of the system in Mount Vernon. 

Starting March 7, construction crews will begin working in the right of way on Old Day Creek Road for 45 calendar days. During the first 15 days, the work zone will be closed for safety purposes to through traffic, daytime and night, from milepost 3.60 to milepost 3.90 between both ends of the Morford Road loop. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone via Morford Road. We understand that this road closure is an inconvenience and appreciate your patience in keeping everyone safe.

During the following 30 calendar days, the contractor will install the adjacent distribution line and communications conduit, plus perform restoration work and final paving. The traffic control plan for those 30 days allows for a continuous daytime closure on Old Day Creek Road. If all goes well, the contractor should have the road work wrapped up and paved before the end of April.

Simultaneously, the contractor is preparing for boring the pipeline under State Route 9 while also performing a 1,900-foot horizontal directional drill under the Nookachamps Creek near East College Way.

For specific construction questions or concerns, please contact Project Manager Mike Benton at benton@skagitpud.org or (360) 848-4439.