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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: 3:23 p.m. Friday, July 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.

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Hedrick Creek Fish Passage - #9042

Highway: SR 542 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 32.00
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: Contractor crews are removing an old narrow culvert and replacing it with a new bridge on SR 542 near Glacier.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - A single lane of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway at Hedrick Creek will be closed until fall 2017. A stoplight will alternate traffic through an single lane bypass that has been built north of the highway. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph.
SR 548 Temporary Stop Signs

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 4.93
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Whatcom County construction crews are replacing a fish passage on county roads. The detour route includes SR 548. Stop signs have been added to SR 548/Grandview Road at Kickerville Road during this construction. These signs are temporary and this intersection will go back to a two way stop when construction is complete.
Project website

WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway: SR 548 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 11.6
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be performing a bridge inspection.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 12 - Travelers should plan ahead for brief delays over Dakota Creek between 9 and 11 a.m. as crews inspect the bridge. Flagging crews will alternate travelers through the work zone.
WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway: SR 9 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 54.4
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be performing a bridge inspection.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 25 until Wednesday, July 26 - One lane of SR 9 will be closed daily over the Skagit River Bridge from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as crews perform a bridge inspection. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the work zone.
WSDOT Bridge Inspection

Highway: SR 11 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 9.2
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT bridge crews will be performing a bridge inspection.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 24 - One lane of SR 11 will be closed over Colony Creek from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as crews perform a bridge inspection. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the work zone.
Tesoro Utility Work

Highway: SR 20 Region: Northwest County: Skagit Location: Milepost(s) 48.4
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews will be doing utility work for Tesoro Refinery as they relocate utilities to better accommodate super loads.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 26 to the morning of Friday, July 28 - One westbound lane between Reservation Road and March's Point Road will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. for utility work. 

Collins Road to SR 9 Paving and ADA Compliance - #9073

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 62.97 - 64.82
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving and upgrading pedestrian crossings on SR 20 in Sedro-Woolley.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • This project is tentatively scheduled to start Monday, July 24. Travelers may see construction signs starting to go up the week of July 17. WSDOT is coordinating with the City of Sedro-Woolley and waiting for them to finish another nearby project before we begin this one.
Sedro-Woolley to Concrete Vicinity BST - #8989

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 67.10 - 90.52
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction are rehabilitating the existing pavement on SR 20 between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete. This work requires daylight hours and warm temperatures to complete. Lengthy delays are anticipated. Avoiding or limiting travel during daylight hours or using alternate routes will help minimize your wait times. All drivers should plan ahead for long delays through this work zone.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 17 until Friday, July 21 - Crews will be resurfacing the highway from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. Crews will start work on the moving operation near Concrete and move toward Sedro-Woolley. This work is weather dependent.
  • Plan Ahead - Delays up to 30 minutes are expected through this area. Add extra time to your travel plans, delay your travel or consider an alternate route during work hours.

Bob Galbreath Rd to Holbrook Rd Paving and ADA - #9050

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 20.53 - 26.49
Contact: Ron Burke, Assistant Project Engineer, 360-848-7102
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of highway between Clinton and Coupeville.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • See SR 525 work for additional information on this project.
  • Until further notice - Travelers on southbound SR 20 toward the Coupeville Ferry Terminal should plan for traffic back-up when crews are working near the northern stretch of SR 525.
  • Sunday, July 16 through the morning of Friday, July 21 - Crews will close one lane of SR 20 through Coupeville between Jacobs Road and Holbrook Road from 7 p.m until 9 a.m. for pavement repair, grinding and paving. Flaggers and a pilot car will direct traffic through the open lane.
Bob Galbreath Rd to Holbrook Rd Paving and ADA - #9050

Highway: SR 525    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 9.06 - 30.52
Contact: Ron Burke, Assistant Project Engineer, 360-848-7102
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are upgrading intersections, sidewalks and repaving more than 30 miles of highway between Clinton and Coupeville. Some of this work is weather dependent and mileposts could change based on work progress. Travelers should plan for up to 30 minutes of delays and cyclists should consider an alternate route.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, July 16 to the morning of Friday, July 21 - Contractor crews will be paving SR 525 nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. between Bob Galbreath Road and Mutiny Bay Road. Travelers will be alternated through the work zone and early commuters should leave extra time to get through the work zone and/or catch a ferry.
  • Until further notice - Drivers along SR 525 should prepare for areas of uneven roadway and delays up to 30 minutes as crews grind and pave the highway. Sweeping is part of the work but traffic through areas can loosen rocks from the road. Please slow your speeds and use caution, especially if you are on a motorcycle. Cyclists should consider choosing alternate routes during this summer construction project.
Intersection Safety Improvement Active Warning Signs - #9057

Highway: SR 525    RegionNorthwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s): 12.72 – 16.93
Contact: Ghadeer Baghai, WSDOT signals, 206-440-4446
Description: WSDOT crews will perform active warning sign improvement work on State Route 525 in Whidbey Island.
Work Schedule:

  • Monday, July 24 until Friday, July 28 - A single lane of State Route 525 at Coles Road could be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, July 24 until Friday, July 28 - A single lane of State Route 525 at Double Bluff Road could be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bellingham Bells
  • Friday, July 14 - Saturday, July 15 - vs. Yakima 6:35 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16 - vs. Yakima 3:05 p.m.

Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage
  • Friday, July 14 at 5 a.m. through Saturday, July 15 at 9 p.m. - Travelers should expect runners on or near stretches of I-5, SR 11, SR 20, SR 20 Spur, SR 525, SR 538, SR 543 and SR 548 in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties during this relay event.

2017 Tour de Whidbey

  • Saturday, August 19 - Extra cyclists will be on or near Whidbey Island highways during this annual cycling event

Bike MS Deception Pass Classic

  • Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 - Extra cyclists will be on sections of I-5, SR 11, SR 20 and SR 536 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for a charity ride. Flaggers and Washington State Patrol will be in areas of the route to help direct vehicle and bicycle traffic.