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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:27 p.m.

This information changes frequently. Please check back often. If a state route is not listed, there are no scheduled closures at this time, although emergency closures may still occur. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 for real-time traffic and weather updates.

Whatcom County

Last Update 8:31 a.m. 7/21
I-5 Nooksack River bridges - painting
Mileposts: 263-264 
 Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

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  • Monday, July 21 to the morning of Friday, July 25 – One lane of the northbound and southbound I-5 Nooksack River bridges will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for cleaning and bridge painting. Drivers should be prepared for slightly narrower lanes. The speed limit through the work zone is reduced from 70 to 60 mph.

Last Update 8:56 a.m. 7/22
I-5: Southbound Custer rest area closure
Milepost: 269
Theo Donk, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2540

  • Wednesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 24 – The southbound I-5 Custer rest area will be closed from 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 23 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 24 for maintenance. 


Last Update 2:27 p.m. 7/22
SR 9 132nd St. NE to SR 542 - Paving
Doran Road to SR 542
Shane Spahr, project engineer, 360-757-5856

  • **POSTPONED** Thursday, July 24 to Friday, July 25 – Drivers should expect one-lane closures on SR 9 between Doran Road and SR 542 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving work. Flaggers and pilot cars will guide traffic through the work zone. Drivers should expect a variable speed limit through the work zone. This work is weather-dependent.
  • **POSTPONED** Saturday, July 26 – Drivers should expect one-lane closures on SR 9 between Doran Road and SR 542 from 7 a.m. to noon for paving work. Flaggers and pilot cars will guide traffic through the work zone. Drivers should expect a variable speed limit through the work zone. This work is weather-dependent.

Last Update 8:31 a.m. 7/21
SR 539 Lynden Aldergrove Port of Entry improvements
Mileposts: 15 to 15.2
Chris Damitio, project engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25 – One lane of SR 539 will be closed near the border daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for clearing and drainage work. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.


Last Update 8:31 a.m. 7/21
SR 539 and SR 9 Advanced Traveler Information System improvements
Mileposts: SR 539: 1.73 - 12.54 and SR 9: 96.87 - 98.17
Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25 – Drivers should expect lane and shoulder closures on SR 539 between Horton Road and SR 546/East Badger Road from 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. for construction. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.
  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25 – One lane of northbound SR 9 may be closed daily near Front Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for construction. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone. 

Last Update 7:30 a.m. 6/16
SR 548: BP West Coast Products
Mileposts: 5.24 and 5.16 
Tom Pearce, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4696

Contractor crews will be working to improve two access points to the BP facility.

  • No lane closures are scheduled at this time.

Skagit County

 
Last Update 8:56 a.m. 7/22
I-5: Skagit River Bridge retrofit project
Mileposts: 227 - 229
Tom Pearce, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4696
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  • Work on this project is complete.

Last Update 8:36 a.m. 7/18
I-5 Mount Vernon - paving
Mileposts: 223.5-200
John Tate, WSDOT maintenance supervisor, 360-848-7100

  • Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24 – One lane of southbound I-5 will be closed daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. between mileposts 223.5 and 220 for paving work.

 
Last Update 7:30 a.m. 6/16
SR 20: Upper Skagit River - Permanent Restoration
Mileposts: 100.6 - 101 
Shane Spahr, WSDOT project engineer, 360-757-5856
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Contractor crews have completed work along the river bank and traffic is back on mainline SR 20.

  • Work is complete for the spring. Crews will return in the fall to complete restoration.

 

Island County

No work scheduled

Special events

  • No events scheduled.