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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Friday, March 27, 2015, 10 a.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: 3:44 p.m. 11/12
I-5 Nooksack River bridges - painting
Mileposts: 263-264
Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

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  • Work is complete for 2014 as scheduled. Crews will finish painting both bridges in 2015.

Last update: 10:49 a.m. 12/1
SR 539 Lynden Aldergrove Port of Entry improvements
Mileposts: 15 to 15.2 
Chris Damitio, project engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Work on this project is complete until the first quarter of 2016.

Last Update: 1:54 p.m. 10/23
SR 539: Border crossing
Milepost: 15
Canada Border Services Agency

  • Effective through Winter 2016: Canada Border Services Agency has made changes to its Aldergrove border crossing that could result in back-ups on SR 539. Traffic will be diverted to two lanes west of the current CBSA building. Drivers should consider using the Sumas, Pacific Highway or Peace Arch border crossings to avoid delays.

Skagit County

Last update: 11:40 a.m. 3/27
SR 20: City of Anacortes sewer maintenance
Mileposts: 53.14 to 53.43
Gunnar Christansen, City of Anacortes project engineer, 360-299-1989

  • Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27 - The westbound lane of SR 20 at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Florida Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for sewer maintenance. Traffic will be flagged through the open lane.
  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 - No work that will impact traffic is scheduled this week.

Island County

Last update: 2:11 p.m. 3/26
SR 20: Oak Harbor drilling work
Mileposts: 31.39
Tim Chylla, GeoTest Services, 360-733-7318

  • Tuesday, March 31 to the morning of Wednesday, April 1 - A single lane of SR 20 at West Pioneer Way will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for drilling work.

Last update: 1:15 p.m. 3/24
SR 20: Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridge maintenance
Mileposts: 41 to 43
Harvey Coffman, WSDOT bridge preservation, 360-570-2556

  • Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2 - A single lane of SR 20 from Deception Pass to Quiet Cove Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily for bridge maintenance and cleaning. Traffic will be flagged through the open lane.
  • Friday, April 3 - A single lane of SR 20 from Deception Pass to Quiet Cove Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon for bridge maintenance and cleaning. Traffic will be flagged through the open lane.
  • Monday, April 6 to Thursday, April 9 - A single lane of SR 20 from Deception Pass to Quiet Cove Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily for bridge maintenance and cleaning. Traffic will be flagged through the open lane.
  • Friday, April 10 - A single lane of SR 20 from Deception Pass to Quiet Cove Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon for bridge maintenance and cleaning. Traffic will be flagged through the open lane.

Last update: 10:10 a.m. 3/27
SR 532: Davis Slough Bridge Replacement #8623
Mileposts: 2.5 to 3.4
Shane Spahr, WSDOT project engineer, 360-757-5856
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  • Sunday, March 29 to the morning of Friday, April 3 - A single lane of SR 532 from Eide Road to Smith Road will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly for road work. Traffic will be flagged through.
  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 - Drivers should expect periodic rolling slowdowns on SR 532 from Eide Road to Smith Road during daylight hours for road work.

Special events

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: Drivers may experience increased congestion in Skagit County, particularly around the exits to La Conner, from March 28-April 30 for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.