Whatcom, Skagit and Island County construction

Last update: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14

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 Maintenance/Utilities

    Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 66-98
    Contact: DiAngelea Millar, communications, 206-440-4457
    Description: Crews will be performing regular maintenance and utility work.
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

    SR 9 Acme Vicinity to Mt. Baker Highway Vicinity Weigh In Motion - #9488

    Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 78.44 - 78.52
    Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
    Description: Crews will install a virtual weigh in motion facility. 
    Work schedule:

    • Monday, Aug. 17, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 20 – A lane on each direction of SR 9 between 84th Street NE and 132nd Street NE will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    SR 11 Hoag's Creek fish passage - #9523

    Highway: SR 11    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 18.61 - 18.69

    Contact: Melissa Ambler, project engineer, 360-788-7406
    Description: Contractor crews will remove an old culvert carrying Hoag's Creek under SR 11 and replace it with a new passage.
    Project webpage

    Work schedule:

    • Monday, Aug. 3 to Monday, Aug. 17 - An around-the-clock closure of SR 11 at Old Samish Road is in effect with a signed detour.

    SR 544 - Utility Work

    Highway: SR 544    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 6.22 - 6.25
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
    Description: Comcast Utility work. 

    • Wednesday Aug. 5, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 6 - Alternating traffic on SR 544 near Sable Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    Skagit County

    Strategic Pavement Preservation, SR 9, et al. - #9499

    Highway: SR 9 and SR 532    Region: Northwest    County: Island, Snohomish and Skagit. 
    Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
    Description: Crews are doing strategic pavement preservation on several highways north of King County. 
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

    SR 20 vegetation management

    Highway: 20  Region: Northwest    County: Skagit   Location: Milepost(s) 71.39 - 72.05
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
    Description: PSE / Potelco vegetation management. 
    Work schedule:

    • Sunday, Aug. 9, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 14 - Traffic will alternate on SR 20 at Minkler Road from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily.

    SR 530 - Emergency Repair

    Highway: SR 530    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost 57.00
    Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
    Description: In 2020, WSDOT contractor crews from Trimaxx will finish emergency repairs stemming from a winter storm that flooded the highway. The work zone is between Darrington and Rockport, roughly 9 miles south of the junction with SR 20.
    Work schedule:

    • Until further notice - SR 530 will remain reduced to one lane around-the-clock so crews can return to finish highway repairs. Traffic continues to be alternated through the single open lane.

    SR 536 Development Work - city of Mount Vernon

    Highway: SR 536    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) .5
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
    Description: City of Mount Vernon contractor crews will do work associated with a development project.
    Work schedule:

    • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

    SR 538 Highway Widening - Mount Vernon

    Highway: SR 538    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
    Description: City of Mount Vernon contractor crews will do work associated with its SR 538/College Way widening project.
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

    Island County

    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:

    • Until further notice - Parking along SR 20 is limited during bridge painting work.
    • Until further notice  - Expect loud sandblasting operations at Canoe Pass and Deception Pass Bridges Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
    • Monday, Aug. 3, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4 - Crews will close a lane of SR 20 over the Deception Pass or Canoe Pass Bridges nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge painting and repair work. A flagger will alternate traffic through an open lane.
    • Thursday, Aug. 6, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 7 - Crews will close a lane of SR 20 over the Deception Pass or Canoe Pass Bridges nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge painting and repair work. A flagger will alternate traffic through an open lane.

    Special Events

    • No special events scheduled.