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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 3:14 p.m. Friday, August 17

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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Fairhaven Area: Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: SR 11    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 17.89 - 19.83
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are resurfacing nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 27 - Crews will close one lane of SR 11/Chuckanut Drive between Teddy Bear Cove and Fairhaven between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for highway preservation work. Work hours could shift based on weather and air temperature.

Bellingham Area Utility Work

Highway: SR 539 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost: 0
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews will perform utility work.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 23 through Wednesday, Aug. 25 - Puget Sound Energy crews will close the right lane of northbound SR 539/Guide Meridan Road at I-5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Lynden Area: Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: SR 539    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 12.57 - 14.61
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are resurfacing nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 - Crews will close one lane of SR 539/Guide Meridian Road between Badger Road and H Street between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. for highway preservation work. Work hours could shift based on weather and air temperature.
Glacier Area: 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:

  • Monday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 24 - Crews will work on the Hedrick Creek fish passage project at milepost 32 on SR 542 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Crews could close one lane of Mount Baker Highway during this work and have flaggers alternate traffic through the open lane.
Mount Baker Highway: Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 46.58 to 54.73
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are resurfacing nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Aug, 29, and Thursday, Aug. 30 - Crews will close one lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway between the Nooksack River and the Artist Point gate from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for highway preservation work. Bicyclists should consider alternate rides during this work. Work hours could shift based on weather and air temperature.

Everson Area Utility Work

Highway: SR 544 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost: 0-7
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews will perform utility work.
Work schedule:

  • Starting Monday, Aug. 27 until further notice - Puget Sound Energy crews will close one lane of SR 544 from SR 539/Guide Meridian Road to Sable Drive daily, including weekends, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and brief holds to traffic in all directions could happen between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Crews will not work between 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, and 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Ferndale Area: SR 548/Grandview & Kickerville Road Intersection Improvements - #9218

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 4.93
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Tiger Construction will build a roundabout at the intersection of SR 548 and Grandview/Kickerville Roads to improve safety. This intersection is currently a 4-way-stop and will remain that way until the roundabout project begins.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Crews have completed roundabout construction and this intersection is open.
  • Crews will be back later this summer to apply permanent striping to the area.
Big Lake to Sedro-Woolley Area: Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: SR 9     Region: Northwest     County: Skagit     Location: Milepost(s) 44.08 - 55.89
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are resurfacing nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20, and Tuesday, Aug. 21 - Crews will close one lane of SR 9 from the south end of Big Lake, near When Pigs Fly Farm, to SR 20 in Sedro-Woolley from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for highway preservation work. Work hours could shift based on weather and air temperature.
Big Lake Area: Gribble Creek Fish Passage - #9167

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 47.95 - 48.05
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are improving fish habitat through Gribble Creek under SR 9 in the Lake McMurray area.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 24 - Crews could alternate traffic through this area between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during fish passage improvement work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
Clear Lake Area: Francis Road Intersection Improvements - #9219

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 53.15 - 53.35
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from SRV Construction are building a roundabout at the intersection of SR 9 and Francis/Old Day Creek Roads to improve safety.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled. This intersection is open as a 4-leg roundabout.
Sedro-Woolley Area: SR 20 & SR 9 Paving & ADA Improvements - #9221

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 64.82 - 67.10
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are repaving three miles of SR 20 and one mile of SR 9 through Sedro-Woolley. Crews will also improve nearly a dozen highway crossings to improve access for people of all abilities.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - Crews will close one lane of SR 9 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. between Township Street and Alderwood Lane in Sedro-Woolley for striping work.
Bow Area: Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: SR 11     Region: Northwest     County: Skagit     Location: Milepost(s) 7.83 - 9.82
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are resurfacing nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 27 - Crews will close one lane of SR 11/Chuckanut Drive south of Oyster Dome from West Bow Hill Road to Oyster Creek Lane from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for highway preservation work. Work hours could shift based on weather and air temperature.
Anacortes Area: Sharpes Corner to Anacortes Ferry Terminal Paving & ADA Improvements - #9180

Highway: SR 20 Spur    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 47.90 - 50.94 and 51.90 - 55.00
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Lakeside Industries are improving pedestrian access at more than three dozen areas for people of all abilities and are paving two different sections of the SR 20 Spur through Anacortes.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19, through the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - Crews will closes lanes on SR 20 Spur from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. between Sharpes Corner and Commercial Avenue roundabouts for barrier and striping work. Flaggers will help drivers navigate through the area. Bicyclists should use USBR 10 across the Tommy Thompson Trail.
Anacortes Area: Sharpes Corner Area Intersection Improvements - #9177

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 46.67 - 48.39
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Tapani Inc. are building a roundabout at the intersection of SR 20 and Miller/Gibralter Roads, and the SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) to improve safety and efficiency.
Project webpage
Work Schedule:

  • All lanes of both roundabouts are open to all traffic.
  • Contractor crews will return in September to plan landscaping and apply permanent striping.
Sedro-Woolley Area: SR 20 & SR 9 Paving & ADA Improvements - #9221

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 64.82 - 67.10 
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are repaving three miles of SR 20 and one mile of SR 9 through Sedro-Woolley. Crews will also improve nearly a dozen highway crossings to improve access for people of all abilities.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - Crews will close one lane of SR 9 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. between Fruitdale Road and Ferry Street in Sedro-Woolley for striping work.

Newhalem Area: Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: SR 20     Region: Northwest     County: Skagit     Location: Milepost(s) 114.54 - 116.38
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are resurfacing nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Friday, Aug. 24 - Crews will close one lane of SR 20/North Cascades Highway east of the Newhalem Visitor Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for highway preservation work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Lake McMurray Area: Puget Sound Energy Utility Work

Highway: SR 534    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 0.00 - 5.00
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews are performing utility work.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 24 - PSE crews will close one lane of SR 534 between SR 9 and I-5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
Mount Vernon Area Utility Work

Highway: SR 536 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 2.52
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Utility crews will install a sewer line.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20 - Utility crews working for Michel's Pipeline will close a lane on SR 536/Memorial Highway near Avon Allen Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for sewer line work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
Coupeville Area: Northwest Washington Resurfacing - #9193

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest     County: Island     Location: Milepost(s) 12.91 - 16.30
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are resurfacing nearly 40 miles of highway on seven different highways in four northwestern Washington counties. This work is weather dependent and locations could change suddenly. Follow WSDOT North on Twitter for the latest on changes to work zones.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 27 through Wednesday, Aug. 30 - Crews will close one lane of SR 20 from the Coupeville Ferry Terminal to SR 525/East Race Road from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 7 a.m. for highway preservation work. Parking along this stretch will also be closed and vehicles left in this area could be towed. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane. Work hours could shift based on weather and air temperature.

Northern Whidbey Island: SR 20 and Banta Road/Northgate Drive

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Island Location: Milepost(s) 39.21
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will build a roundabout at SR 20 and Banta Road/Northgate Drive on Whidbey Island. In advance of roundabout construction, companies with utilities in this area will work to locate and move equipment.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No work is currently scheduled in this area.

San Juan County Fair

  • Through Saturday, Aug. 18 - Expect extra traffic along SR 20 Spur toward the Anacortes Ferry Terminal and on ferry routes during this event on San Juan Island. The fair provides a free shuttle to and from the Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal for fair-goers.

Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party (RSVP) Bike Ride

  • Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 - Expect extra bicycle traffic along SR 9, SR 538, SR 20, SR 11, I-5 and SR 539 during this annual event.

Mount Baker Epic Bicycle Ride

  • Saturday, Aug. 25 - Expect extra bicycle traffic along highways SR 547 and SR 542 between Sumas and Artist Point during this event.

Chuckanut Classic

  • Sunday, Aug. 26 - Expect extra bicycle traffic along SR 11/Chuckanut Drive, SR 548/Grandview Road and I-5 near Alger between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for this annual event.