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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12

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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Nooksack River Bridge - Special Repair - #9136

Highway: SR 539 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 9.4
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Razz Construction Inc. will be repairing sections of the Nooksack River Bridge damaged in a bridge strike in fall 2016.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Oct. 16 - One lane of northbound SR 539/The Guide Meridian will close from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Nooksack River Bridge for bridge work.

Warnick Steel Bridge Repair Work

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 30.87
Contact: WSDOT Public Affairs, 206-440-4697
Description: WSDOT bridge engineers found corrosion on the steel bridge that crosses over the North Fork Nooksack River along State Route 542/Mount Baker Highway. As a precaution, crews reduced SR 542 to a single lane, with alternating traffic controlled by a portable signal, at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2. This closure will remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice. All legal loads are still permitted across the bridge.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway at the Warnick Steel Bridge is closed until further notice. A portable signal will alternate traffic through the open lane.
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:

  • Until further notice - A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway at Hedrick Creek is closed until fall 2017. A portable signal or flaggers will alternate traffic through a single lane bypass that has been built north of the highway. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph.

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. Whatcom County estimates this project will be complete by Thanksgiving.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures, on state highways, are scheduled.
Andeavor Super load Transport

Highway: SR 20 Spur/SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 48.92
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Andeavor crews are moving super loads through the area between Port of Anacortes and March's Point Road.
Work schedule:

  • Friday, Oct. 6, to the morning of Saturday, Oct. 14 - All lanes of SR 20 Spur and SR 20 between R Avenue and March's Point Road will close from 1 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. for superload movements. There will also be city and county road closures from 12:01 until 5 a.m. each of these mornings.
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 webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
 
PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 534 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) .17 to 5
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Crews working for Puget Sound Energy will be relocating utility poles.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 15 - One lane of SR 534 will close 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between I-5 and SR 9 for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
  • Monday, Oct. 16 until further notice - One lane of SR 534 will close daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. between I-5 and SR 9. Traffic could also be stopped for up to 20 minutes as crews relocate utility poles. 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: Ron Burke, Assistant Project Engineer, 360-848-7102
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of highway between Clinton and Coupeville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
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:

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

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.