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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 27

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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Cornell Creek Rd Vic to Nooksack River Guardrail Replacement - #8981

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 15.95 - 46.62
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing guardrail on SR 542 near Deming and east of Glacier.
Work Schedule:

  • This project is complete. Nearly a mile of new guardrail has been installed in various areas along SR 542.
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: 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 will alternate traffic through an single lane bypass that has been built north of the highway. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph.
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

WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway: SR 548 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 11.6
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be performing a bridge inspection.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 12 - Travelers should plan ahead for brief delays over Dakota Creek between 9 and 11 a.m. as crews inspect the bridge. Flagging crews will alternate travelers through the work zone.

Collins Road to SR 9 Paving and ADA Compliance - #9073

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 62.97 - 64.82
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving and upgrading pedestrian crossings on SR 20 in Sedro-Woolley.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

Tesoro Utility Work

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 48.4
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews will be doing utility work for Tesoro Refinery as they relocate utilities to better accommodate super loads.
Work schedule:

  • Through the morning of Friday, June 30 - Travelers in and through Anacortes should plan ahead for single eastbound lane closures overnight Sunday through Friday morning from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Through the morning of Friday, June 30 - Travelers should be prepared for brief traffic holds Monday through Friday morning between midnight and 4:30 a.m. as PSE crews drop aerial power lines to move them underground.

Sedro-Woolley to Concrete Vicinity BST - #8989

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 67.10 - 90.52
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: WSDOT contractor crews 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:

  • Starting in July - Drivers should plan ahead for two different work zones, up to 1.5 miles long, on SR 20 between Fruitdale Road in Sedro-Woolley and Moen Road in Concrete. Crews will be working weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This work is weather dependent.

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: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of highway between Clinton and Coupeville.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • See SR 525 work for information on this project.
  • Until further notice - Travelers on southbound SR 20 toward the Coupeville Ferry Terminal should plan for traffic back-up when crews are working near the northern stretch of SR 525.
Bob Galbreath Rd to Holbrook Rd Paving and ADA - #9050

Highway: SR 525    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 9.06 - 30.52
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: WSDOT contractor crews 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, June 25 and Wednesday, June 28 - day work has been canceled. There is no day work currently on the upcoming schedule, but expect additional days of work as this project moves forward.
  • Sunday, June 25 until the morning of Friday, June 30 - Contractor crews will be paving SR 525 nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. between Mutiny Bay Road and SR 20/East Race Road. Travelers will be alternated through the work zone and early commuters should leave extra time to get through the work zone and/or catch a ferry.
  • Until further notice - Drivers along SR 525 should prepare for some areas of uneven roadway and delays up to 30 minutes as crews grind and pave different stretches. Sweeping is always part of the work but traffic through areas can loosen small rocks from the road. Please slow your speeds and use caution, especially if you are on a motorcycle. Cyclists should consider choosing alternate routes during this summer construction project.
Bellingham Bells
  • Tuesday, June 27 - vs. Merchantes 6:35 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 28 - vs. SnowCaps 6:35 p.m.
  • Friday, June 30 - Saturday, July 1 - vs. Walla Walla 6:35 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 2 - vs. Walla Walla 3:05 p.m.

51st Chuckanut Foot Race

  • Saturday, July 8 - SR 11 Travelers should be prepared for shoulder closures and flaggers on the highway from 9 until 11 a.m. between mileposts 14.27 and 18.67 (Interurban Trail/Larrabee State Park south gate and Old Samish Road) during this event.

Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage

  • Friday, July 14 at 5 a.m. through Saturday, July 15 at 9 p.m. - Travelers should expect runners on or near stretches of I-5, SR 11, SR 20, SR 20 Spur, SR 525, SR 538, SR 543 and SR 548 in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties during this relay event.