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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 1:33 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

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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Whatcom County

LED Roadway Lighting Reform Program

Highway:
SR 9 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 54.56-79.71
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews are working to retrofit lighting poles along various highways around the state. They are replacing lights with energy efficient and cost saving, LED bulbs and removing some light poles.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 through Thursday, Dec. 8 - A single lane of SR 9 from Rhodes Road to SR 542 may be closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly as crews work to retrofit luminaires with LED bulbs. Flaggers will direct traffic through open lanes and intersections.

LED Roadway Lighting Reform Program

Highway: SR 539 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 1.99 - 12.54
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews are working to retrofit lighting poles along various highways around the state. They are replacing lights with energy efficient and cost saving, LED bulbs and removing some light poles.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Dec. 4 through Tuesday, Dec. 6 - A single lane of SR 539 from Waldron Road to SR 546/East Badger Road may be closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly as crews work to retrofit luminaires with LED bulbs. Flaggers will direct traffic through open lanes and intersections.

LED Roadway Lighting Reform Program

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 0.00 - 34.00
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews are working to retrofit lighting poles along various highways around the state. They are replacing lights with energy efficient and cost saving, LED bulbs and removing some light poles.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Dec. 5 through Wednesday, Dec. 7 - A single lane of SR 542 from I-5 to Glacier Creek Rest Area may be closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly as crews work to retrofit luminaires with LED bulbs. Flaggers will direct traffic through open lanes and intersections.


Bellingham Puget Sound Energy Work

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 4.80 5.81
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy and Potelco contractor crews are replacing overhead electric wire and related electrical equipment along SR 542 near Bellingham, including utility poles.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway between Everson Goshen Road and Mission Road may be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
High Creek Fish Passage - #8851

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 24.76 24.97
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-757-5856
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing a
culvert below SR 542 between Kendall and Maple Falls and rebuilding the creek bed to a more natural state to allow for better fish passage.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Northwood Rd Intersection Improvements - #8846

Highway: SR 546 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 3.41 3.65
Contact: Jason Koreski, Project Engineer, 360-788-7410
Description:
WSDOT contractor crews are building a new compact roundabout to improve safety at the intersection of SR 546/East Badger Road and Northwood Road.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice A single lane of SR 546/East Badger Road at Northwood Road may be closed from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

City of Blaine

Highway: SR 548 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 13.51 - 13.64
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: City of Blaine, Holiday Harbor Lights
Work Schedule:

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 - WSDOT has granted a special event permit to the City of Blaine, Holiday Harbor Lights coordinators, to close SR 548 between Martin Street and G Street from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for this holiday event. A signed detour will be in place.

  

Skagit County

Sedro-Woolley Puget Sound Energy Work

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 58.37 59.40
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy and Potelco contractor crews are replacing overhead electric wire and related electrical equipment along SR 9 near Sedro-Wooley, including utility poles.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice A single lane of SR 9 between Alderwood Lane and Mosier Road may be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.


City of Oak Harbor Water Main Work

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit/Island    Location: Milepost(s) 41.79 42.09
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: City of Oak Harbor contractor crews are replacing pipe hangers on an existing water main on the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice A single lane of SR 20 at Deception Pass will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. overnight Monday through Thursday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

LED Roadway Lighting Reform Program

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 61.58 - 74.13
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews are working to retrofit lighting poles along various highways around the state. They are replacing lights with energy efficient and cost saving, LED bulbs and removing some light poles.
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, Dec. 8 until Friday, Dec. 9 - A single lane of SR 20 from Gardner Road to Prevdell Road may be closed overnight from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. as crews work to retrofit luminaires with LED bulbs. Flaggers will direct traffic through open lanes and intersections.
   

Island County

Morris Road to Jacobs Road Safety Improvements - #8817

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 19.20 20.53
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are adding a two-way left-turn lane on SR 20 at the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex, widening shoulders and making other safety improvements.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - A lane of SR 20 between milesposts 19 and 20 could be closed Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crews

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Island Location: Milepost(s) 21.83
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Greening of Coupeville Christmas Parade
Work Schedule:

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 - WSDOT has granted a special event permit to the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce to close the intersection of SR 20 and Main Street from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for the Greening of Coupeville Christmas Parade. A uniformed police officer will help direct traffic at that intersection and a signed detour will be in place.
City of Oak Harbor Water Main Work

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island/Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 41.79 42.09
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: City of Oak Harbor contractor crews are replacing pipe hangers on an existing water main on the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice A single lane of SR 20 at Deception Pass will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. overnight Monday through Thursday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Davis Slough Bridge Replacement Dugualla Bay Mitigation Site - #8795

Highway: N/A    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) N/A
Contact: Shane Spahr, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-757-5856
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are restoring Dugualla Bay by building a new dike and road atop the new dike.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

Puget Sound Energy Work

Highway: SR 525 Region: Northwest County: Island Location: Milepost 12.25
Contact: Andrea Petrich, WSDOT communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy will be doing utility work at the intersection of Maxwelton Road and SR 525.
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, Dec. 1 - Lights could be out at the intersection of SR 525 and Maxwelton Road starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. PSE crews will be working on their utilities. A uniformed police officer will be on site to direct traffic. Work is expected to wrap up by 5 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.