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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 11:45 a.m. Thursday, May 18

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 in Deming.
Work Schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
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 in either direction of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway at the Hedrick Creek bridge will be closed until fall 2017. A stoplight will alternate traffic through the open lane.
Whatcom County Fish Passage

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
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
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.
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.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Monday, May 15, through Friday, May 19 - A single lane of SR 20 between Fruitdale Road in Sedro-Woolley and Everett Avenue in Concrete will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. This work is weather dependent.
Skagit River Bridge Inspection

Highway: SR 536    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 4.80
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews are inspecting the Skagit River Bridge on SR 536 in Mount Vernon.
Work Schedule:

  • Saturday, June 3, through Sunday, June 4 - A single lane of SR 536/West Division Street at the Skagit River Bridge will be closed from 5 to 11 a.m. daily. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
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.
Work schedule:

  • 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.
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.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Ski to Sea - Whatcom County
  • Sunday, May 28 - Race participants and fans will be on SR 542/Mount Baker Highway and near other highways around Whatcom County during this annual relay race. You can see the entire course map on the Ski to Sea website