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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update:  2:30 p.m. Friday, April 21

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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Click here for construction and maintenance closures on I-5 from Blaine to Federal Way.

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Puget Sound Energy Utility Work

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 46.58
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews will be performing utility work on State Route 9 near Big Lake
Work Schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 25 - State Route 9 at Lakeview Boulevard will be down to one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will alternate through the open lane.
City of Sedro-Woolley Intersection Work

Highway: SR 9 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s): 55.5
Contact: Mark Freiberger, director of public works, 360-855-0771
Description: City of Sedro-Woolley is working on guardrail and slope improvements as part of its Jameson Arterial Extension to SR 9 project.
Project information
Work schedule:

  • Until Friday, April 28 - Travelers headed in and out of Sedro-Woolley on SR 9 should be prepared for a single lane of traffic near Jameson as the city works on this intersection near the high school. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane during daylight hours.


Sedro-Woolley to Concrete Vicinity - #8989

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 67.10 - 90.52
Contact: Dave Crisman, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: This resurfacing project will rehabilitate the existing pavement and preserve SR 20 from near Fruitdale Road in Sedro-Woolley to the eastern Concrete city limits.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - Contractor crews will be working during the daylight hours to repair some areas of the roadbed to prepare for resurfacing work later this construction season. Drivers should expect some brief delays. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the work zone.
WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 93.1
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be doing a bridge inspection on SR 20 near Concrete.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 26 - Flaggers will alternate traffic through a single lane of SR 20 near Sauk Store Road in Concrete between 9 and 11 a.m. for bridge inspection.

SR 525 and SR 20 Paving and Intersection Improvements - #9050

Highway: SR 525 & SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Island Location: Milepost(s)SR 525 9.06 to 30.52 and SR 20 20.53 to 26.49
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are working on upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of  highway from Clinton to Coupeville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 24, to the morning of Friday, April 28 - Crews will be working overnight from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. to upgrade intersection ramps and sidewalks on SR 525 at the Fish Street/East Main Street and Bayview Road intersections/mileposts. Improvements are being made to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Some temporary cameras are being but in place at intersections along this stretch to detect vehicles that are waiting for lights during this road work.


City of Oak Harbor Maintenance Work

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island/Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 41.80-42.00
Contact: Arnie Peterschmidt, Oak Harbor Public Works Project Engineer, 360-279-4525
Description: City of Oak Harbor maintenance crews are replacing a waterline hanger on SR 20.

  • Until Friday, May 26 - A single lane in either direction of SR 20 on the Deception and Canoe Pass bridges will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly, Monday through Thursday. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

  • Saturday, April 1, through Sunday, April 30 - Plan ahead for extra congestion on I-5 and other state, county and city streets in Skagit County during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Whidbey Island Marathon

  • Sunday, April 23 - Drivers should expect delays, runners on the shoulder in areas and the following closures during the 2017 Whidbey Island Marathon. SR 20 between Rosario Road and Ducken Road will be closed between 7 and 7:45 a.m. The westbound SR 20 left turn lane to Southeast Pioneer Way and through lane to South Beeksma Drive will be closed from 8 to 9 a.m. The eastbound SR 20 right turn lane and through lane to South Beeksma Drive/Southeast Pioneer Way will be closed from 8 to 9 a.m.

McClinchy Mile Bicycle Ride

  • Sunday, April 30 - Drivers and cyclists should expect extra cyclists on the road on multiple state routes in Skagit and Snohomish counties during this 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. event. All routes leave from Haller Park in Arlington and head toward Granite Falls, Standwood and Lake Mc. Murray.