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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:21 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: 9:21 a.m. 9/19
I-5 Nooksack River bridges - painting
Mileposts: 263-264 
 Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

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  • Monday, Sept. 22 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 26 – One lane of the northbound and southbound I-5 Nooksack River bridges will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for preparation and bridge painting. Drivers should be prepared for slightly narrower lanes. The speed limit through the work zone is reduced from 70 to 60 mph.


Last Update: 1:13 p.m. 9/11
I-5: Panel repair
Milepost 260.4
Ric Willand, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2528

  • Monday, Sept. 22 to Tuesday, Sept. 23 – The right lane of northbound I-5 at Slater Road and the northbound I-5 Slater Road on-ramp will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday for concrete panel repair. Only legal width loads will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Last Update: 1:13 p.m. 9/11
I-5: Panel repair
Milepost 260.4
Ric Willand, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2528

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24 to Thursday, Sept. 25 – The left lane of northbound I-5 at Slater Road will be closed from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Thursday for concrete panel repair. Only legal width loads will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


 
Last update: 10:57 a.m. 9/18
SR 539 Lynden Aldergrove Port of Entry improvements
Mileposts: 15 to 15.2 
Chris Damitio, project engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19 – One lane of SR 539 will be closed near the border daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pavement work. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.
  • Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26 – One lane of SR 539 will be closed near the border daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pavement work. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.


Last update: 10:57 a.m. 9/18
SR 539 and SR 9 Advanced Traveler Information System improvements
Mileposts: SR 539: 1.73 - 12.54 and SR 9: 96.87 - 98.17
Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19 – No work that will impact traffic is scheduled.
  • Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26 – No work that will impact traffic is scheduled.


Last Update 10:57 a.m. 9/18
SR 548: BP West Coast Products
Mileposts: 5.24 and 5.16 
Tom Pearce, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4696

Contractor crews will be working to improve two access points to the BP facility.

  • No lane closures are scheduled at this time.

Skagit County

Last Update: 10:57 a.m. 9/18
SR 20 Spur: Paving
Downtown Anacortes
Mel Reitz, WSDOT maintenance, 360-848-7230

  • Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26 – One lane of northbound SR 20 spur in Anacortes, also known as Commercial Avenue, will be closed between the 1700 and 2200 blocks for paving from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. No parking will be allowed in the curb lane so vehicles can use that as a temporary lane. This work is weather dependent.

 

Last Update 7:30 a.m. 6/16
SR 20: Upper Skagit River - Permanent Restoration
Mileposts: 100.6 - 101 
Shane Spahr, WSDOT project engineer, 360-757-5856
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Contractor crews have completed work along the river bank and traffic is back on mainline SR 20.

  • Work is complete for the spring. Crews will return in the fall to complete restoration.

 

Island County

Last Update 10:57 a.m. 9/18
SR 532: Davis Slough Bridge Replacement
Mileposts: 2.5 to 3.4
Shane Spahr, WSDOT maintenance, 360-757-5856
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  • Monday, Sept. 22 to Friday, Sept. 26 – No work that will impact traffic is scheduled.

 
 
 

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