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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 12:22 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17

This information changes frequently. Please check back often. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 or follow @WSDOT_North on Twitter for real-time traffic and weather updates.

If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled lane closures at this time, although emergency lane closures may still occur.

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Nooksack River Bridge - Special Repair - #9136

Highway: SR 539 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 9.4
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Razz Construction Inc. will be repairing sections of the Nooksack River Bridge damaged in a bridge strike in fall 2016.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 7.3
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: PSE crews will make an aerial crossing.
Work Schedule:

  • Thursday, Nov. 30 - One lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway will close from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. between Sand Road and Kelly Road for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 19.88
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: PSE crews will install an overhead transformer.
Work Schedule:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 21 - One lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway will close from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at milepost 19.88, between the rest area and Coal Creek Bridge, for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
Hedrick Creek Fish Passage - #9042

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 32.00
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are removing an old narrow culvert and replacing it with a new bridge on SR 542 near Glacier.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • This project has wrapped up for 2017, no further lane closures are expected.
  • Work will resume in 2018.

SR 548 Temporary Stop Signs

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 4.93
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Whatcom County construction crews are replacing a fish passage on county roads. The detour route includes SR 548. Stop signs have been added to SR 548/Grandview Road at Kickerville Road during this construction. These signs are temporary and this intersection will go back to a two way stop when construction is complete. Whatcom County estimates this project will be complete by Thanksgiving.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures, on state highways, are scheduled.
  • Weather permitting, Whatcom County hopes to reopen Slater Road by Thanksgiving. This reopening would remove the detour and stop signs that were added to SR 548.
PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 11 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 5.2-5.77
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Crews working for Puget Sound Energy will be installing bird protection.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 20 - One lane of SR 11 will close from Sunset Road to Thomas Road between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. while crews working for PSE install bird protection on utility lines. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
SR 20 West Sedro-Woolley Paving and Crosswalk Improvements - #9073

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 62.97 - 64.82
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Lakeside Industries are repaving and upgrading pedestrian crossings on SR 20 in Sedro-Woolley.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • This project is complete.
PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 534 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) .17 to 5
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Crews working for Puget Sound Energy will be relocating utility poles.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.
WSDOT Tree Work

Highway: SR 536 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 5.28 - 5.38
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will cut down an unsafe tree.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Nov. 19 - Travelers should be prepare for temporary closures of SR 536/Kincaid Street near I-5 between 7 and 10 a.m. while WSDOT crews cut down an unsafe tree. The off-ramp from southbound I-5 to SR 536/Kincaid Street will also close during this work.

Bob Galbreath Rd to Holbrook Rd Paving and ADA - #9050

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 20.53 - 26.49
Contact: Ron Burke, Assistant Project Engineer, 360-848-7102
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of highway between Clinton and Coupeville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • This project is complete.
Bob Galbreath Rd to Holbrook Rd Paving and ADA - #9050

Highway: SR 525    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 9.06 - 30.5
Contact: Ron Burke, Assistant Project Engineer, 360-848-7102
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of highway between Clinton and Coupeville. Some of this work is weather dependent and mileposts could change based on work progress. Travelers should plan for up to 30 minutes of delays and cyclists should consider an alternate route.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • This project is complete.
Intersection Safety Improvement Active Warning Signs - #9057

Highway: SR 525    RegionNorthwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 12.72 – 16.93
Contact: Ghadeer Baghai, WSDOT Signals, 206-440-4446
Description: WSDOT crews are performing active warning sign improvement work on SR 525 in Whidbey Island.
Work schedule:

  • This project is complete and active warning signs are now operating before SR 525 and Coles Road and SR 525 and Double Bluff Road.
Church Creek Fish Passage - #9002

Highway: SR 532  Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Island   Location: Milepost(s) 6.00
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are improving fish habitat through Church Creek under SR 532.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.