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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Monday, July 6, 2015, 6:07 a.m.

This information changes frequently. Please check back often. If a state route is not listed, there are no scheduled closures at this time, although emergency closures may still occur. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 for real-time traffic and weather updates.

Whatcom County

Last update: 1:52 p.m. 7/1
I-5 Bellingham guardrail and panel repair
Mileposts: 235-247
Mike Allende, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4455

  • Monday, July 6 - The left lane of northbound I-5 near Bow Hill Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guardrail repair.
  • Tuesday, July 7 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at the North Lake Samish overpass will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon for guardrail repair.
  • Wednesday, July 8 - The right lane of southbound I-5 near the graffiti rock will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for concrete panel repair.
  • Thursday, July 9 - A single lane of northbound I-5 near the graffiti rock will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guardrail repair.

Last update: 10:48 a.m. 7/2
I-5 Nooksack River bridges - painting #8594
Mileposts: 263-264
Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

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  • Monday, July 6 to the morning of Friday, July 10 - A single lane in each direction of I-5 near Main Street will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly for bridge painting.

Last update: 10:55 a.m. 6/30
SR 9 Deming bridge inspection
Mileposts: 78.9
Jim Malloy, WSDOT maintenance, 425-339-1778

  • Tuesday, July 7 - A single lane of SR 9 near Rutsatz Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for bridge inspection. Traffic will be flagged through.

Last update: 10:49 a.m. 12/1
SR 539 Lynden Aldergrove Port of Entry improvements
Mileposts: 15 to 15.2 
Chris Damitio, project engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Work on this project is complete until the first quarter of 2016.

Last Update: 1:54 p.m. 10/23
SR 539: Border crossing
Milepost: 15
Canada Border Services Agency

  • Effective through Winter 2016: Canada Border Services Agency has made changes to its Aldergrove border crossing that could result in back-ups on SR 539. Traffic will be diverted to two lanes west of the current CBSA building. Drivers should consider using the Sumas, Pacific Highway or Peace Arch border crossings to avoid delays.

Last update: 10:50 a.m. 7/2
SR 542  Anderson Creek Culvert
Mileposts: 6.4 to 6.7
Chris Damitio, WSDOT project engineer, 360-788-7400
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  • Tuesday, July 7 to Friday, July 10 - Drivers should expect periodic lane closures on SR 542 near Squalicum Lake Road from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for road work.

Last update: 10:44 a.m. 6/30
SR 548 Blaine bridge inspection
Mileposts: 11.5
Mike Allende, WSDOT communications, 206-440-4455

  • Monday, July 6 - A single lane of SR 548 near Shipyard Road will be closed from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for bridge inspection. Traffic will be flagged through.

Skagit County

Last update: 11:34 a.m. 6/30
I-5: Mount Vernon to Joe Leary Slough Paving #8689
Mileposts: 232 to 227
Dave Crisman, WSDOT project engineer, 360-848-7103
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  • Tuesday, July 7 to the morning of Friday, July 10 - A single lane of southbound I-5 from Joe Leary Slough to SR 538 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly for paving work.
  • Tuesday, July 7 to the morning of Friday, July 10 - The ramps at George Hopper Road and northbound and southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly for paving work. A detour will be in place.
  • Tuesday, July 7 to the morning of Friday, July 10 - The ramps at College Way and northbound and southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly for paving work. A detour will be in place.

Last update: 10:48 a.m. 6/29
SR 9: Lake Creek Fish Passage #8720
Mileposts: 42.30 to 42.40
Shane Spahr, WSDOT project engineer, 360-757-5856
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  • Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10 - No lane closures are scheduled this week.

Last update: 10:44 a.m. 7/2
SR 20: Sedro-Woolley paving
Mileposts: 55.89
Mel Reitz, WSDOT maintenance, 360-848-7246

  • Monday, July 6 to Thursday, July 9 - Drivers should expect periodic lane closures on SR 9 at SR 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for paving work. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16 - Drivers should expect periodic lane closures on SR 9 at SR 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for paving work. This work is weather dependent.

Last update: 2:01 p.m. 6/25
SR 20: Frostad Road to Sharpes Corner Paving #8710
Mileposts: 36.5 to 47.8
Dave Crisman, WSDOT project engineer, 360-848-7103
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  • Tuesday, July 7 to the morning of Friday, July 10 - Drivers should expect lane closures in both directions of SR 20 from Frostad Road to Sharpes Corner from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly for lane striping and rumble strip work.
  • Sunday, July 12 to the morning of Friday, July 17 - Both directions of SR 20 at the Deception Pass Bridge and the Canoe Pass Bridge will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly for bridge deck rehabilitation. Nighttime access to and from Whidbey Island will only be available by regularly-scheduled ferry runs during the closures.

Last update: 2:05 p.m. 7/1
SR 20: Burlington paving
Mileposts: 61.5 to 64.5
Mel Reitz, WSDOT maintenance, 360-848-7246

  • Monday, July 6 to Thursday, July 9 - Drivers should expect periodic lane closures on SR 20 from Gardner Road to Trail Road from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for paving work. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16 - Drivers should expect periodic lane closures on SR 20 from Gardner Road to Trail Road from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for paving work. This work is weather dependent.

Island County

Last update: 10:51 a.m. 6/29
SR 20: Frostad Road to Sharpes Corner Paving #8710
Mileposts: 36.5 to 47.8
Dave Crisman, WSDOT project engineer, 360-848-7103
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  • Tuesday, July 7 to the morning of Friday, July 10 - Drivers should expect lane closures in both directions of SR 20 from Frostad Road to Sharpes Corner from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly for lane striping and rumble strip work.
  • Sunday, July 12 to the morning of Friday, July 17 - Both directions of SR 20 at the Deception Pass Bridge and the Canoe Pass Bridge will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly for bridge deck rehabilitation. Nighttime access to and from Whidbey Island will only be available by regularly-scheduled ferry runs during the closures.

Last update: 6:08 a.m. 7/6
SR 532: Davis Slough Bridge Replacement #8623
Mileposts: 2.5 to 3.4
Shane Spahr, WSDOT project engineer, 360-757-5856
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  • Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10 - No work that will block lanes is scheduled.

Special events

Saturday, July 11: Chuckanut Foot Race, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., SR 11 in Bellingham.