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Tom Pearce
Phone: 206-440-4696

Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 7:40 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: 7:44 a.m. 1/23
I-5: Bellingham maintenance
Mileposts: 257 to 252
Mike Allende, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4455

  • Sunday, January 25 - The left lane in each direction of I-5 from Northwest Avenue to Samish Way will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for road maintenance.

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: 11:14 a.m. 1/21
I-5: Alger guardrail repair
Mileposts: 235 to 234
Mike Allende, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4455

  • Monday, January 26 - The left lane of southbound I-5 near Bow Hill Road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for guardrail repair.

Island County

Last update: 7:42 a.m. 1/23
SR 532: Davis Slough Bridge Replacement #8623
Mileposts: 2.5 to 3.4
Shane Spahr, WSDOT maintenance, 360-757-5856
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  • Monday, Jan. 26 to the morning of Friday, Jan. 30 - Drivers should expect periodic traffic stops from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly for gravel placement.

Special events

  • No events scheduled.