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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 7:33 p.m. Friday, April 20

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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Fairhaven Area - Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: 11 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 17.89 - 19.83
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will resurface nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 through Tuesday, April 24 - Crews will close one lane of SR 11/Chuckanut Drive between Teddy Bear Cove and Fairhaven daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for resurfacing work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane. This work is weather dependent and lane closures could also be pushed back if weather delays other scheduled work.

Lynden Area - Northwest Washington Cable Barrier Upgrades - #9144

Highway: SR 539 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 251.34 - 252.13, 255.45 - 258.30, 262.40 - 265.96 and 273.93 - 276.14
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Petersen Brothers are upgrading nearly 40 miles of median cable barrier on six different highways in four different counties.
More project information
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.


Lynden Area - Nooksack River Bridge Special Repair - 9136

Highway: SR 539 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 9.5
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Razz Construction are repairing sections of the Nooksack River Bridge following a bridge strike.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 to the morning of Tuesday, April 24 - Crews will close both lanes of northbound SR 539/Guide Meridian Road from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. over the Nooksack River Bridge from Wiser Lake Road to River Road for bridge repair work. A signed detour will be in place.
  • Monday April 23 through Friday, April 27 - Crews will close one lane of northbound SR 539/Guide Meridian Road over the Nooksack River Bridge from 7 p.m. until 3 p.m. the next day for bridge repair work. One lane will remain open.


Lynden Area - Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: 539 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 12.57 - 14.61
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will resurface nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

Deming Area - Intersection Improvements - #9172

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 14.36 - 14.73
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Coloacurcio Brothers are building a roundabout at the east junction of SR 9 and SR 542. This project will improve safety by reducing speeds of SR 542 travelers, allowing SR 9 travelers safer turning movements.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 at 7 a.m. until mid-May - Flaggers will alternate travelers through this area around-the-clock during roundabout construction. Travelers should leave extra time if travel plans take them through this area east of Deming.

Glacier Area - 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 webpage
Work schedule:

  • This project will resume in summer 2018.

Mount Baker Highway - Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193


Highway:
542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 46.58 to 54.73
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will resurface nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 - Crews will close one lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway between Glacier and the Artist Point Gate from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for resurfacing work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Grandview/Kickerville Road Intersection Improvements -
#9218

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 4.93
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Tiger Construction will build a roundabout at the intersection of SR 548 and Grandview/Kickerville Roads to improve safety. This intersection is currently a 4-way-stop and will remain that way until the roundabout project begins.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
  • This project is expected to start in July 2018.
Big Lake - Gribble Creek Fish Passage - #9167

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 47.95 - 48.05
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are improving fish habitat through Gribble Creek under SR 9 in the Lake McMurray area.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.
  • This project is expected to start in July 2018.

Big Lake to Sedro-Woolley Area - Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: 9     Region: Northwest     County: Skagit     Location: Milepost(s) 44.08 - 55.89
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will resurface nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 - Crews will close one lane of SR 9 between West Big Lake Road and SR 20 in Sedro-Woolley from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for resurfacing work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
  • Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4 - Crews will close one lane of SR 9 between West Big Lake Road and SR 20 in Sedro-Woolley from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for resurfacing work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Clear Lake Area - Francis Road Intersection Improvements - #9219

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 53.15 - 53.35
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are building a roundabout at the intersection of SR 9 and Francis/Old Day Creek Roads to improve safety.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26 - Puget Sound Energy crews will close one lane of SR 9 at Francis/Old Day Creek roads daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility relocation work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
  • Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 4 - Utility crews will close one lane of SR 9 at Francis/Old Day Creek roads daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility relocation work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
  • This project is expected to start in June 2018.

Bow Area - Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: 11     Region: Northwest     County: Skagit     Location: Milepost(s) 7.83 - 9.82
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will resurface nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 25 - Crews will close one lane of SR 11/Chuckanut Drive between West Bow Hill Road to Oyster Creek Lane from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for resurfacing work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane. This work is weather dependent and lane closures could also be pushed back if weather delays other scheduled work.

Anacortes Area - Paving and ADA Improvements - #9180

Highway: SR 20 Spur Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 47.90 - 50.94 and 51.90 - 55.00
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Lakeside Industries are improving pedestrian access at more than three dozen areas for people of all abilities and are paving two different sections of the SR 20 Spur through Anacortes.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 to the morning of Friday, April 27 - One lane of SR 20 Spur/12th Street/Oakes Avenue will close nightly from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. for grinding and paving work. Flaggers will alternate travelers through an open lane. Cyclists should consider alternate routes day and night during this work.
  • Monday, April 23 to the morning of Friday, April 27 - One lane of R Avenue and SR 20 Spur will close at this intersection during daylight hours as crews do Americans with Disabilities Act work on the crossing area.
  • Monday, April 30 to the morning of Friday, May 4 - One lane of SR 20 Spur/12th Street/Oakes Avenue will close nightly from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. for grinding and paving work. Flaggers will alternate travelers through an open lane. Cyclists should consider alternate routes day and night during this work.

Anacortes: Sharpes Corner Area Intersection Improvements - #9177

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 46.67 - 48.39
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Tapani Inc. are building a roundabout at the intersection of SR 20 and Miller/Gibralter Roads, and the SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) to improve safety and efficiency.
Project webpage
Work Schedule:

  • Until approximately Tuesday, May 1 - A single lane of SR 20 is closed at the intersection of Miller/Gibralter Roads for roundabout construction. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane around-the-clock for approximately one month. Travelers will have access to Miller/Gibralter Roads during this work.
  • Approximately Tuesday, May 1 until late June - Crews will reduce traffic to a single lane in all directions at SR 20 and SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) for roundabout construction. Travelers should expect merge points, congestion and longer waits through this intersection during construction.

Newhalem Area - Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: 20     Region: Northwest     County: Skagit     Location: Milepost(s) 114.54 - 116.38
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will resurface nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, April 26 through Friday, April 27 - Crews will close one lane of SR 20 near Damnation Creek east of Marblemount from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. bridge deck repaving. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Lake McMurray Area -  Puget Sound Energy Utility Work

Highway: SR 534 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 0 - 5
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews are performing utility work.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

Coupeville Area Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: 20     Region: Northwest     County: Island     Location: Milepost(s) 12.91 - 16.30
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will resurface nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26 - Utility crews will close shoulders and could close SR 2- near the Coupeville Ferry Terminal nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for boring  and conduit work.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

  • Sunday, April 1 through Monday, April 30 - Expect extra traffic northbound I-5 at Kincaid Street and southbound I-5 out of Mount Vernon on Saturday and Sunday evenings starting around 4 p.m. during this event. Watch bit.ly/TulipTrafficTipsVideo for more information on avoiding traffic during this event.
  • Saturday, April 21 Tulip Pedal - Be aware of additional cyclists on the road during the annual Tulip Pedal event. The 20, 40 and 60 mile courses all start and end at La Conner Elementary School.

Washington State Ferries Long Range Plan meetings

  • Clinton, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Clinton Community Hall, 6411 South Central Avenue
  • Friday Harbor, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor

2018 Whidbey Island Marathon
*SR 20 over the Deception Pass bridge closed 7 to 7:45 a.m. for this event.

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Travelers on SR 20 near Deception Pass and northern Whidbey Island should be aware of runners on the road and flagging operations related to the Whidbey Island Marathon.