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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 11:39 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18

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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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 website
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway at Hedrick Creek will be closed until fall 2017. A stoplight or flaggers will alternate traffic through an single lane bypass that has been built north of the highway. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph.
  • Monday, Aug. 28 - A power outage will happen 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for those who live and work near and east of this work zone as crews put bridge girders in place. The power will be turned off for worker safety.
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.
Project website

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Utility Work

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 48-49
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Crews from Frontier Communications will be working on utility lines.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

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 website
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 25 - A single lane of SR 20 between Collins Road and SR 9 will be closed nightly 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for paving work. Drivers should give themselves 30 extra minutes to travel through this area.
  • Cyclists should consider alternate routes.
  • Day work will also be happening on pedestrian crossings during the weekdays, pedestrians may need to detour across the street to avoid work zones.
SR 20 Sedro-Woolley to Concrete Vicinity BST - #8989

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 67.10 - 90.52
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are rehabilitating the existing pavement on SR 20 between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete. This work requires daylight hours and warm temperatures to complete. Lengthy delays are anticipated. Avoiding or limiting travel during daylight hours or using alternate routes will help minimize your wait times. All drivers should plan ahead for long delays through this work zone.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.
  • Skagit County work - The county has started work to repair the bridge over Lower Finney Creek on South Skagit Highway. You can find additional information on that project on the county's website.

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 from Granite Construction are upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of highway between Clinton and Coupeville.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 25 - Contractor crews have finished nearly all of the paving work on this project. Nightly closures 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sundays to Friday mornings will continue as crews put down permanent striping, install rumble strips and do other finishing work on the project.
Bob Galbreath Rd to Holbrook Rd Paving and ADA - #9050

Highway: SR 525    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 9.06 - 13.5
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:

  • Sunday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 25 - Contractor crews have finished nearly all of the paving work on this project. Nightly closures 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sundays to Friday mornings will continue as crews put down permanent striping, install rumble strips and do other finishing work on the project.
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:

  • No lane closures are currently schedule.
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 website
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** until further notice - All lanes of SR 532 are closed east of Stanwood. Westbound lanes are closed to all but local traffic at 36th Avenue Northwest.
  • Westbound vehicle traffic detour via 36th Avenue Northwest to 268th Street Northwest.
  • Eastbound traffic detour via a temporary bypass lane to 268th Street Northwest to 64th Avenue Northwest.
  • Truck traffic detour via I-5 to the Conway exit and down Pioneer Highway.
Northwest Washington Fair - Lynden
  • Monday, Aug. 14 - Saturday, Aug. 19 - Travelers could experience extra congestion on SR 539/Guide Meridian Road near Lynden during the Northwest Washington Fair..

2017 Tour de Whidbey

  • Saturday, Aug. 19 - Extra cyclists will be on or near Whidbey Island highways during this annual cycling event.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer
  • Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27 - Cyclists will be on highways from King to Whatcom County during this annual event. Locally, be aware that you might encounter additional bicycle traffic on SR 9, SR 11, SR 20, SR 536, SR 542, SR 543, SR 544 and SR 548 during this event and remember to share the road.

Bici Baker Epic

  • Saturday, Aug. 26 - Drivers should expect extra cyclists on portions of SR 9, SR 547 and SR 542 during the inaugural Bick Baker Epic bicycle ride between Sumas and Artist Point.

Chuckanut Classic

  • Sunday, Aug. 27 - Cyclists will be on or near I-5, SR 11 and SR 548 in Skagit and Whatcom counties during the annual Chuckanut Classic bicycle event.

Bike MS Deception Pass Classic

  • Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10 - Extra cyclists will be on sections of I-5, SR 11, SR 20 and SR 536 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for a charity ride. Flaggers and Washington State Patrol will be in areas of the route to help direct vehicle and bicycle traffic.