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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 26

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 near Deming and east of Glacier.
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 of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway at Hedrick Creek will be closed until fall 2017. A stoplight will alternate traffic through the open lane.
  • Sunday, May 28 - Crews will be on site from 4 a.m. until 4 p.m. to flag drivers and Ski to Sea participants through this work zone.
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

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:

  • Until further notice - Drivers should plan ahead for two different work zones, up to 1.5 miles long, on SR 20 between Fruitdale Road in Sedro-Woolley and Everett Avenue in Concrete. Crews will be working weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Until further notice - 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.

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:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

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 -  SR 542 will be closed from 7:15 a.m. until 11 a.m. for Ski to Sea. 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.