Road resurfacing schedule

Submitted by San Juan County.

San Juan County’s Public Works Department is announcing its annual summer road resurfacing schedule to chip seal over 14 miles of roads on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Island. Chip sealing is a pavement treatment that extends the life of the road surface. Learn more by visiting the County Roads Program webpage at and see the schedule and map below for a complete list of projects.

Sections of roads to be resurfaced this summer:

May 15-22 on San Juan Island: Bailer Hill Rd, Beaverton Valley Road, Shipyard Marina

June 5-6 on Lopez Island: Dill Rd, Kjargaard Rd, Fisherman Bay Road

June 20-28 on Orcas Island: Deer Harbor Rd, Dolphin Bay Rd, Orcas Road, Gravel Pit Road

This schedule is dependent on weather, among other factors, and may be subject to change. San Juan County asks drivers to exercise caution when traveling through construction zones and to plan extra time for their commute in case of delays.

Remember, please drive slowly on freshly surfaced chip-seal roads:

For their safety: you are driving through an active construction zone – obey flaggers and posted traffic signs.

For safety: during the first week excessive speeds may kick up loose rock into oncoming traffic.

Its local roads: Chip seal overlays perform best when vehicle speeds are reduced while the pavement cures.

Wear and tear are natural for surfaces incurring regular traffic, harsh weather, and use by multi-ton vehicles. San Juan County develops and maintains a multi-year plan to preserve roads in the most cost-effective way and uses best practices to help keep rides smooth and safe for drivers.