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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 3:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15

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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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 website
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway at Hedrick Creek is closed until fall 2017. A stoplight or flaggers 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 542 Commercial Shoot

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 32 - 56
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Film crews will be shooting a commercial on SR 542/Mount Baker Highway between Glacier and Artist Point.
Work schedule:

  • Saturday, Sept. 16 - Traffic on SR 542/Mount Baker Highway could experience stoppages between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. while crews film scenes for a commercial along the highway between Glacier and Artist Point.

SR 548 Railroad work

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 32 - 56
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Crews will close the highway for railroad work.

  • Monday, Oct. 2, until the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 4 - Crews will close SR 548/Grandview Road between Portal Way and Vista Drive for 48 hours to do railroad work. The closure will start 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2 and end 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. A detour is available via Brown Road between Portal Way and Vista Drive.

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

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
WSDOT pavement work

Highway: SR 9 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 39-40.4
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will do pavement work and repair in the Lake McMurray area near SR 534.
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Saturday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 17 - One lane of SR 9 will close from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily between Lake McMurray Lane and Carlson Place. Flaggers and a pilot car will help travelers through the area and navigate intersections within the work zone. Residents who live in the area will need to wait for the pilot car to exit their driveways during this work. Work may be rescheduled if rain is forecasted.

SR 20 West Sedro-Woolley Paving and Crosswalk Improvements - #9073

Highway:
SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 62.97 - 64.82
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Lakeside Industries are repaving and upgrading pedestrian crossings on SR 20 in Sedro-Woolley.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 17, through the morning of Friday, Sept. 22 - Crews will be on the road nightly from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. putting down new permanent striping. Travelers should expect delays behind this moving operation.
  • Wet paint - The permanent striping crews are putting down takes time to dry. Travelers who pass before crews pull over, swerve to see past traffic or don't stay in their lane risk smearing this fresh paint and getting it on their vehicles.
SR 20 Sedro-Woolley to Concrete Vicinity BST - #8989

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 67.10 - 90.52
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction 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:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.
  • Skagit County work - The county has started work to repair the bridge over Lower Finney Creek on South Skagit Highway. You can find additional information on that project on the county's website.

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: Ron Burke, Assistant Project Engineer, 360-848-7102
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of highway between Clinton and Coupeville.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 17, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 22 - Contractor crews will be striping the intersections and bus lanes between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Traffic delays should be minimal during this work.
  • Wet paint - The permanent striping crews are putting down takes time to dry. Travelers who pass before crews pull over, swerve to see past traffic or don't stay in their lane risk smearing this fresh paint and getting it on their vehicles.
Bob Galbreath Rd to Holbrook Rd Paving and ADA - #9050

Highway: SR 525    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 9.06 - 13.5
Contact: Ron Burke, Assistant Project Engineer, 360-848-7102
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction 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, Sept. 17, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 22 - Contractor crews will be striping the intersections and bus lanes between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Traffic delays should be minimal during this work.
Intersection Safety Improvement Active Warning Signs - #9057

Highway: SR 525    RegionNorthwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 12.72 – 16.93
Contact: Ghadeer Baghai, WSDOT Signals, 206-440-4446
Description: WSDOT crews are performing active warning sign improvement work on SR 525 in Whidbey Island.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently schedule.
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 website
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

Bellingham Traverse

  • Saturday, Sept. 16 - Cyclists and runners will be on and near SR 11 and I-5 between Bellingham and Lake Samish during the Bellingham Traverse.

Oyster Run

  • Sunday, Sept. 24 - Travelers should expect to see hundreds of motorcycles on the roads in and out of Skagit County during the annual Anacortes Oyster Run event.

Bellingham Bay Marathon

  • Sunday, Sept. 24 - Travelers should be aware of runners on and near SR 11/Chuckanut Drive during the Bellingham Bay Marathon.