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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update:  10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 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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Click here for construction and maintenance closures on I-5 from Blaine to Federal Way.

PSE Utility Work

Highway:
SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 31.93 to 32.04
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy will be moving utilities.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, March 20 through Tuesday, March 21 - Puget Sound Energy will be relocating utilities to help prepare for construction for the new bridge over Hedrick Creek. Flaggers will alternate traffic through this area, about two mile west of Glacier.
  • Tuesday, March 21 - Glacier area residents could experience a power outage associated with this work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. This outage will allow PSE to switch power to newly located equipment. They will be coordinating another Glacier Battery test at this time and could be able to restore power sooner to some residents.

PSE Utility Work

Highway:
SR 548 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 4.84 to 4.93
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy will be moving utilities.
Work schedule:

  • Until Friday, March 24 - PSE crews will work during the weekday daylight hours to relocate utilities near Kickerville Road. This work is happening in advance of a WSDOT intersection improvement project. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the area.

WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway:
SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit/Island Location: Milepost(s) 41.8 to 42
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be doing a bridge inspection.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, March 20 until Thursday, March 23 - WSDOT bridge crews will close one lane of SR 20 over the Deception Pass Bridge between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for bridge inspection. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway:
SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 76.9
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be doing a bridge inspection.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 7 - WSDOT bridge crews will close one lane of SR 20 in Hamilton/milepost 76.9 between 8 and 10 a.m. for bridge inspection. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.


Sedro-Woolley to Concrete resurfacing - 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.
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.


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.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 7 - WSDOT bridge crews will close one lane of SR 20 between Jackman Creek Road and Sauk Store Road between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for bridge inspection. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

WSDOT Tunnel Inspection

Highway:
SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 122.5  to 124.1
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be doing tunnel inspections.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, March 27 - WSDOT bridge crews will close one lane of SR 20 between Main Street and Diablo Road from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for tunnel inspection. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Whidbey Island Marathon Traffic Impacts

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Various
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Whidbey Island Marathon expected to create some delays and closures
Event Schedule:

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

WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway:
SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Island/Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 41.8 to 42
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be doing a bridge inspection.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, March 20 until Thursday, March 23 - WSDOT bridge crews will close one lane of SR 20 over the Deception Pass Bridge between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for bridge inspection. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane. 

 

Island, Skagit and Whatcom county open houses
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Find more detailed location information in our WSDOT blog.

  • Tuesday, March 21 - Skagit County collaborative open house, Sedro-Woolley