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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16

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) 9.50
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Razz Construction Inc. are repairing sections of the Nooksack River Bridge that was damaged in a bridge strike in fall 2016.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, to Friday, Jan. 19 - A single lane of northbound SR 539 across the Nooksack River Bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
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 are scheduled on state highways.
  • These stop signs will stay in place until WSDOT contractor crews begin work to install a roundabout at this intersection. That project is expected to start in summer 2018.
Ferndale PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s)
Contact: Dylan Lee, Potelco, 360-383-6091
Description: Crews working for Puget Sound Energy/Potelco will be relocating utility poles.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, to Wednesday, Jan. 31 - A single lane of State Route 548/Grandview Road will be closed at Kickerville Road from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A flagging operation will direct traffic through the open lane.
PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 534    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 0.17 to 5.00
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Crews working for Puget Sound Energy will be relocating utility poles.
Work schedule:

  • No work scheduled during holiday weekends.
  • Until further notice - One lane of SR 534, in small stretches, between I-5 and SR 9 will close daily during daylight hours for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through an open lane.
Burlington PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 62.77
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Crews working for Puget Sound Energy will be relocating utility poles.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 19 - A single lane of State Route 20 at Vista View Drive will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

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 closures are currently scheduled.

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