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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 9:11 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: 9:11 a.m. 4/22
SR 9: Lake Creek Fish Passage
Mileposts: 42.30 to 42.40
Shane Spahr, WSDOT project engineer, 360-757-5856

  • Thursday, April 23 to Friday, April 24 - A single lane of SR 9 at Lake Creek will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for utility relocation work. Traffic will be guided through the closure.
  • Monday, April 27 to Thursday, April 30 - A single lane of SR 9 at Lake Creek will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for utility work. Traffic will be guided through the closure.

Island County

Last update: 12:09 p.m. 4/17
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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  • Monday, April 20 to Thursday, April 23 - Drivers should expect periodic rolling slowdowns on SR 532 from Eide Road to Smith Road from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for road work.
  • Thursday, April 23 to the morning of Friday, April 24 - A single lane of SR 532 from Eide Road to Smith Road will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for road work. Drivers will be guided through the closure.

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.
  • Saturday, April 25: Khalsa Sikh Day Parade, flagged traffic on SR 544 at East Pole Road, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.