2022 Cape Seal Project


Check out these photos of Lakeside Industries pre-leveling 37th Street, O Avenue and Whistle Lake Road.

37th Street

37th Street Paver

O Avenue

O Avenue Paver

Whistle Lake Road

Whistlelake Road Paver


The City of Anacortes Public Works Department will continue its annual plan to cape seal streets with this year's work encompassing approximately 1 mile on:

  •  37th Street - east of Commercial Avenue to the dead-end
  • Whistle Lake Road - North of Haddon Road to Hillcrest Drive
  • O Avenue - North of Haddon Road to 41st Street


The 2022 Cape Seal project began Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1, with Lakeside Industries preparing the roadway surface with pavement patches and pre-leveling pavement repairs.

The Skagit County road crew's schedule has opened up so it will be cape sealing the Anacortes roads in this project this Friday, Aug. 5, instead of late August.

One lane will be done at a time, allowing traffic to still get through the streets. Vehicles will also be able to drive over the newly treated roadway after the work is done.

Also anticipated this week is for the crew to fog seal O Avenue, which it did not get to earlier with the other streets.

The streets in this project don't really allow for parking on the shoulders but just in case, please don't have your vehicle on the roadways on Friday.

About Cape Seal

A cape seal is a chip seal covered with fog seal.

Chip seal is a two-step process, which starts with an application of asphalt emulsion and then a layer of crushed rock to an existing asphalt pavement surface.

A fog seal is an application of special formulated asphalt emulsion.

Project Benefits

Cape seal is available for a much lower cost than rehabilitating or rebuilding the road. It also provides skid resistance, protects against moisture intrusion, and reduces dust.