Cattle Point Road Relocation Project

Project Overview

This project was completed on November 20, 2015. Cattle Point Road is part of the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway and the sole access for 270 residents who live on the southeast tip of San Juan Island. In addition, it also accommodates more than 250,000 annual visitors to the San Juan Island National Historical Park, Cattle Point Lighthouse, and the Interpretative Center for Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Coastal erosion is wearing away at the base of the bluff that supports Cattle Point Road and is threatening to collapse about 500 feet of the roadway and the buried telecommunication and power utilities beside it.

The Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the NPS San Juan Island National Historical Park, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and San Juan County will realign a 4,950-foot section of the road approximately 300 feet inland, make improvements to the two scenic vistas located at each end of the project, and make improvements to Mount Finlayson's eastern trailhead.

The project is designed to protect the roadway and utilities from erosion for the next 100 years.

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Project Details
Project # WA San Juan 18(1)
Project Name Cattle Point Road Relocation
Location Eight miles south of Friday Harbor, WA
Status Completed
Awarded to Strider Construction Co., Inc.
Award Date March 16, 2015
Completion Date November 16, 2015

Contact Information

Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-3801