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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

This information changes frequently. Please check back often. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 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

NB Nooksack River to Blaine Paving - #8832

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 259.70 - 275.20
Contact: Jason Koreski, Project Engineer, 360-788-7410
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are
grinding and repaving northbound I-5 between the Nooksack River and Blaine, along with several on- and off-ramps.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Aug. 29, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 2 - One lane of northbound I-5 from Slater Road to SR 543 may be closed from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. nightly. The northbound I-5 off- and on-ramps from Slater Road to SR 543 may also be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
BNSF Railroad Crossing Maintenance Work

Highway: SR 9    RegionNorthwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 74.20
Contact: Marqise Allen, Communications, 206-440-4699
Description: BSNF crews are rehabilitating the railroad crossing on SR 9 just north of Acme.
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Wednesday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 26 - Both directions of SR 9 near Homesteader Road will be closed from 9 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Friday. A signed detour will be in place.
SR 9 ET AL Whatcom County BST - #8807

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 90.97 - 92.84
Contact: Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are resurfacing sections of SR 9/Nooksack Road in Nooksack.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 26 - A single lane of SR 9/Nooksack Road in various locations between SR 544/West Columbia Street/South Pass Road and SR 546/East Badger Road may be closed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the open lane. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 29, to Thursday, Sept. 1 - A single lane of SR 9/Nooksack Road in various locations between SR 544/West Columbia Street/South Pass Road and SR 546/East Badger Road may be closed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the open lane. This work is weather dependent.
Bellingham Puget Sound Energy Work

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 4.80 - 5.81
Contact: Justin Fujioka, Communications, 206-440-4473
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.
SR 9 ET AL Whatcom County BST - #8807

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 19.27 - 38.68
Contact: Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are resurfacing sections of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway between Deming and Glacier.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 26 - A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway in various locations between Deming and Glacier may be closed from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the open lane. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 29, to Thursday, Sept. 1 - A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway in various locations between Deming and Glacier may be closed from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the open lane. This work is weather dependent.
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:

  • Until further notice - SR 542/Mount Baker Highway between Kachina Road and Big River Boulevard is being diverted onto a temporary bypass.
  • Monday, Aug. 29, to Thursday, Sept. 1 - A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway between Kachina Road and Big River Boulevard may be closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
Mount Baker Ski Area Paving Work

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 46.45 - 52.00
Contact: Marqise Allen, Communications, 206-440-4699
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving a 6-mile stretch of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway neat the Silver Fir Campground just before the Mount Baker Ski Area.
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Monday, Aug. 29, to Thursday, Sept. 1 - SR 542/Mount Baker Highway near the Silver Fir Campground just before the Mount Baker Ski Area will be closed daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This work is weather dependent.
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.
SR 9 ET AL Whatcom County BST - #8807

Highway: SR 547    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 0.11 - 8.12
Contact: Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are resurfacing sections of SR 547/Kendall Road/Reece Hill Road between Kendall and Sumas.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 26 - A single lane of SR 547/Kendall Road/Reece Hill Road in various locations between Kendall and Sumas may be closed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the open lane. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 29, to Thursday, Sept. 1 - A single lane of SR 547/Kendall Road/Reece Hill Road in various locations between Kendall and Sumas may be closed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the open lane. This work is weather dependent.
SR 9 ET AL Whatcom County BST - #8807

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 0.31 - 12.99
Contact: Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400 
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are resurfacing sections of SR 548/Grandview Road/Blaine Road/Peace Portal Drive between Ferndale and Blaine.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 26 - A single lane of SR 548/Grandview Road/Blaine Road/Peace Portal Drive in various locations between Ferndale and Blaine may be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the open lane. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 29, to Thursday, Sept. 1 - A single lane of SR 548/Grandview Road/Blaine Road/Peace Portal Drive in various locations between Ferndale and Blaine may be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Flaggers will alternate traffic in the open lane. This work is weather dependent.

 

Skagit County

Fisher Creek - Fish Passage - #8840

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 218.51 - 220.16
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-757-5856
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are removing a culvert, building twin 110-foot-long bridges and rebuilding the creek bed to a more natural state to allow for better fish passage.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - Southbound I-5 from SR 534 to Starbird Road is reduced to two lanes with a speed limit of 60 mph and being diverted onto a temporary bypass on the median.
Hill Ditch Bridge to Joe Leary Slough Paving - #8863

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 219.79 - 231.80
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving sections in both directions of I-5 between Cameron Way in Mount Vernon and Chuckanut Drive/SR 11 in Burlington, along with seven on- and off-ramps.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 from Pioneer Highway/SR 534 to SR 11/Chuckanut Drive may be closed overnight Monday through Thursday beginning with one lane at 6 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. Various off- and on-ramps may also be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Until further notice - Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 from SR 11/Chuckanut Drive to Pioneer Highway/SR 534 may be closed overnight Monday through Thursday beginning with one lane at 6 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Various off- and on-ramps may also be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
Mt Baker Area BST 2016 - #8808

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 28.94 - 44.08
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are resurfacing sections of SR 9 between Arlington and Big Lake.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - A single lane of SR 9 between East Highland Drive in Arlington and Lake Cavanaugh Road in Big Lake may be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
Sedro-Woolley Puget Sound Energy Work

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 58.37 - 59.40
Contact: Justin Fujioka, Communications, 206-440-4473
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.
Mt Baker Area BST 2016 - #8808

Highway: SR 530    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 49.37 - 67.71
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description:
 WSDOT contractor crews are resurfacing sections of SR 530 between Darrington and Rockport.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - A single lane of SR 530 between Sauk Prairie Road in Darrington and SR 20/North Cascades Highway in Rockport may be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
 

Island County

Mt Baker Area BST 2016 - #8808

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 16.32 - 19.20
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: 
WSDOT contractor crews are resurfacing sections of SR 20 near Coupeville.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - A single lane of SR 20 between East Race Road near Keystone and Morris Road near Coupeville may be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
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 single lane of SR 20 between Morris Road and Jacobs Road may be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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:

  • Until further notice - Both directions of Dike Road at East Frostad Road are closed.