Whatcom, Skagit and Island County construction

Last update: 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23

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. 

Whatcom County

SR 9 Tawes Creek and Two Tributaries to Tawes Creek - Fish Passage - #9380

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 77.30 - 78.19
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will remove three fish barriers under State Route 9 in the community of Van Zandt in Whatcom County.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - SR 9 near Potter Road reduced to a single lane with a temporary signal alternating traffic.

SR 542 I-5 to Britton Road - Paving and ADA Compliance - #9362

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 0 - 2.81
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will repave and improve pedestrian crossing areas on SR 542 from I-5 to Britton Road through Bellingham.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 26, to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 28 – overnight westbound lane reductions between Hannegan Road and Interstate 5 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 30 - overnight eastbound lane reductions between Interstate 5 and Hannegan Road from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 6 - overnight westbound lane reductions between Hannegan Road and Interstate 5 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Sept. 9, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 11 - overnight westbound lane reductions between Hannegan Road and Interstate 5 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 11, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 13 - overnight eastbound lane reductions between Interstate 5 and Hannegan Road from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.

SR 542 Bellingham to Kendall Area Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 2.98 - 19.27
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will resurface nearly 16 miles of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway from Britton Road near Bellingham to Markel Road near Kendall. Travelers should expect 20-45 minute delays behind this work zone, which requires daytime closures and warm and dry temperatures.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 26 to Thursday, Aug. 29 - pilot car alternates traffic through single open lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This work is weather dependent.

SR 547 Peaceful Valley/Sumas Area Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: SR 547    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 1.87 - 8.90
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will resurface nearly seven miles of SR 547/Kendall Road from Peaceful Valley Drive to Saar Creek/Hillview Road. Travelers should expect 20-45 minute delays behind this work zone, which requires daytime closures and warm and dry temperatures.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled closures or reductions.

SR 548 Ferndale/Birch Bay Area Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 3.46 - 5.81
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will resurface nearly 16 miles of SR 548/Grandview Road from North Starr Road to the Blaine Road roundabout. Travelers should expect 20-45 minute delays behind this work zone, which requires daytime closures and warm and dry temperatures.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Friday, Sept. 6 - pilot car alternates traffic through single open lane from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. This work is weather dependent.

Skagit County

SR 530 Sauk-Suiattle Confluence - CED Retrofit - #9436

Highway: SR 530    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit   Location: Milepost(s) 55.68 - 55.91
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will use a combination of logs and rocks to stabilize this bank between the Sauk River and SR 530.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - SR 530 between Concrete Sauk Valley Road and the Sauk River Bridge is a single lane around-the-clock. A stoplight will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Island County

SR 20 Banta Road and Northgate Drive - Intersection Improvements - #9382

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 are building 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 lane closures are currently scheduled.

SR 20 Deception Pass Bridge and Canoe Pass Bridge - Painting and Special Repair - #9344

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 41.80 - 42.10
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews from Eagle Industrial Painting will start at two year bridge painting and special repair project.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Saturday, Aug. 17, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 23 - A single lane in each direction of SR 20 at Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 30 - A single lane in each direction of SR 20 at Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

Special Events

No special events that affect state highways are currently scheduled.