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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Monday, September 15, 2014, 8:31 a.m.

This information changes frequently. Please check back often. If a state route is not listed, there are no scheduled closures at this time, although emergency closures may still occur. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 for real-time traffic and weather updates.

Whatcom County

Last update: 9:33 a.m. 9/12
I-5 Nooksack River bridges - painting
Mileposts: 263-264 
 Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

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  • Monday, Sept. 15 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 19 – One lane of the northbound and southbound I-5 Nooksack River bridges will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for preparation and bridge painting. Drivers should be prepared for slightly narrower lanes. The speed limit through the work zone is reduced from 70 to 60 mph.


Last Update: 1:13 p.m. 9/11
I-5: Panel repair
Milepost 260.4
Ric Willand, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2528

  • Monday, Sept. 22 to Tuesday, Sept. 23 – The right lane of northbound I-5 at Slater Road and the northbound I-5 Slater Road on-ramp will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday for concrete panel repair. Only legal width loads will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Last Update: 1:13 p.m. 9/11
I-5: Panel repair
Milepost 260.4
Ric Willand, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2528

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24 to Thursday, Sept. 25 – The left lane of northbound I-5 at Slater Road will be closed from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Thursday for concrete panel repair. Only legal width loads will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Last Update: 9:33 a.m. 9/12
I-5: Guardrail repair
Milepost 245
Ric Willand, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2528

  • Thursday, Sept. 18 – The left lane of northbound I-5 at milepost 245 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for guardrail repair. Drivers should expect heavy congestion by late morning.

 
Last update: 8:31 a.m. 9/15
SR 539 Lynden Aldergrove Port of Entry improvements
Mileposts: 15 to 15.2 
Chris Damitio, project engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19 – One lane of SR 539 will be closed near the border daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pavement work. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.


Last update: 8:31 a.m. 9/15
SR 539 and SR 9 Advanced Traveler Information System improvements
Mileposts: SR 539: 1.73 - 12.54 and SR 9: 96.87 - 98.17
Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19 – No work that will impact traffic is scheduled.

Last Update 7:30 a.m. 6/16
SR 548: BP West Coast Products
Mileposts: 5.24 and 5.16 
Tom Pearce, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4696

Contractor crews will be working to improve two access points to the BP facility.

  • No lane closures are scheduled at this time.

Skagit County

Last Update: 9:33 a.m. 9/12
I-5: Paving
Mileposts 224-221
John Tate, WSDOT maintenance, 360-848-7245

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Thursday, Sept. 18 – The right lane of southbound I-5 will be closed between mileposts 224 and 221 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for paving. 


Last Update: 9:33 a.m. 9/12
I-5: Guardrail repair
Milepost 235
Ric Willand, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2528

  • Wednesday, Sept. 17 – The left lane of northbound I-5 at milepost 235 will be closed from 8 to 11 a.m. for guardrail repair.


Last update: 8:31 a.m. 9/15
SR 20: Retaining wall construction
Milepost: 97
Mike Demers, Skagit PUD Engineering Technician, 360-848-2157

  • Work is complete on this project.


Last Update 7:30 a.m. 6/16
SR 20: Upper Skagit River - Permanent Restoration
Mileposts: 100.6 - 101 
Shane Spahr, WSDOT project engineer, 360-757-5856
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Contractor crews have completed work along the river bank and traffic is back on mainline SR 20.

  • Work is complete for the spring. Crews will return in the fall to complete restoration.

 

Island County

  • Nothing scheduled.

 
 

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