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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update:  12:52 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17

This information changes frequently. Please check back often. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 or follow @WSDOT_north & @WSDOT_traffic 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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or click here for all construction and maintenance closures on I-5 from Blaine to Federal Way.

 

Whatcom County

LED Roadway Lighting Reform Program

Highway: 
Various    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s)
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews are working to retrofit lighting poles along various highways around the state. They are replacing lights with energy efficient and cost saving, LED bulbs and removing some light poles.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled in Whatcom County.

Bellingham Puget Sound Energy Work

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 4.80 5.81
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy and Potelco contractor crews are replacing overhead electric wire and related electrical equipment along SR 542 near Bellingham, including utility poles.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.
High Creek Fish Passage - #8851

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 24.76 24.97
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-757-5856
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing a
culvert below SR 542 between Kendall and Maple Falls and rebuilding the creek bed to a more natural state to allow for better fish passage.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
 
 

Skagit County

City of Oak Harbor Water Main Work

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit/Island    Location: Milepost(s) 41.79 42.09
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: City of Oak Harbor contractor crews are replacing pipe hangers on an existing water main on the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 until further notice - One lane of Deception and Canoe Pass bridges on SR 20 will be closed nightly Monday through Thursday as City of Oak Harbor crews replace water pipe couplings. Flaggers will alternate drivers through this area between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.


WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway:
SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 50.8 - 51.5
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description:
WSDOT bridge crews will be performing bridge inspection on the Duane Berentson Bridge.
Work Schedule:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 - The left lane of westbound SR 20 at milepost 51.5 over the Duane Berentson Bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a bi-annual bridge inspection.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 - The left lane of eastbound SR 20 at milepost 50.8 over the Duane Berentson Bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a bi-annual bridge inspection.



LED Roadway Lighting Reform Program

Highway: Various    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Mileposts
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews are working to retrofit lighting poles along various highways around the state. They are replacing lights with energy efficient and cost saving, LED bulbs and removing some light poles.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

 

Island County

City of Oak Harbor Water Main Work

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island/Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 41.79 42.09
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: City of Oak Harbor contractor crews are replacing pipe hangers on an existing water main on the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17 until further notice - One lane of Deception and Canoe Pass bridges on SR 20 will be closed nightly Monday through Thursday as City of Oak Harbor crews replace water pipe couplings. Flaggers will alternate drivers through this area between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Davis Slough Bridge Replacement Dugualla Bay Mitigation Site - #8795

Highway: N/A    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) N/A
Contact: Shane Spahr, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-757-5856
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are restoring Dugualla Bay by building a new dike and road atop the new dike.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 - Puget Sound Energy crews will close Dike Road during daylight hours to straighten out two utility poles. Please plan ahead to take alternate routes during this work.

     

    Special Events

    • Saturday, Jan. 21 - Drivers should use caution and expect a southbound shoulder closure along SR 9 from Francis Road (milepost 53.36) to Pringle Avenue (milepost 52.65) between 10 and 11:30 a.m. as runners compete in the Nookachamps Winter Runs Half Marathon.