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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 4:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8

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:

  • 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: 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:

  • This project has wrapped up for 2017, no further lane closures are expected.
  • Work will resume in 2018.

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.
  • These stop signs will stay in place until WSDOT contractor crews begin work to install a roundabout at this intersection. That project is expected to start in summer 2018.
PSE Utility Work

Highway: SR 9 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 47.9-48
Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: PSE crews will be doing utility work.
Work Schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 15 - One lane of SR 9 will close from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. north of West Big Lake Road for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
WSDOT Slab Stabilization - Burlington

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 59.54
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communication, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will be stabilizing concrete slabs in the southbound I-5 to SR 20 off and SR 20 to southbound I-5 on-ramps.
Work schedule:

  • Friday, Dec. 15 to the morning of Sunday, Dec. 17 - Maintenance crews will close the southbound I-5 to SR 20 off-ramp nightly from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for slab stabilization. Travelers should use exit 229 back to northbound I-5 to SR 20 to detour around this work, which is weather dependent.
  • Friday, Dec. 15 to the morning of Sunday, Dec. 17 - Maintenance crews will close the SR 20 on-ramp to southbound I-5 nightly from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. for slab stabilization. Travelers should use Nevitt Road to Goldenrod Road to George Hopper Road to detour around this work, which is weather dependent.
SR 20 Emergency Flooding Repairs - Rockport

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 101
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Trimaxx will be rebuilding the bank and repairing the road east or Rockport. The area was scoured on Thanksgiving when flood waters from Skagit River crested the highway.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - The eastbound lane of SR 20, east of Rockport is closed, around the clock for emergency road repair.
  • Until Saturday, Dec. 9 - Flaggers will alternate traffic through the westbound lane daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. as they work to repair damage to the eastbound lane. A traffic light will alternate traffic while crews are not on scene. Travelers should expect up to 30-minute delays during daylight hours.
  • Sunday, Dec. 10 - No work is expected. A traffic signal will alternate travelers through the open lane.
  • Monday, Dec. 11 until Saturday, Dec. 16- Flaggers will alternate traffic through the westbound lane daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. as they work to repair damage to the eastbound lane. A traffic light will alternate traffic while crews are not on scene. Travelers should expect up to 30-minute delays during daylight hours.
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:

  • Saturday, Dec. 9 until further notice - One lane of SR 534, in small stretches, between I-5 and SR 9 will close daily during daylight hours for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through an open lane.

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 closures are currently scheduled.
  • No special events are currently schedule along state highways in this area.