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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:39 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: 10:54 a.m. 8/22
I-5 Nooksack River bridges - painting
Mileposts: 263-264 
 Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

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  • Monday, Aug. 25 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 29 – One lane of the northbound and southbound I-5 Nooksack River bridges will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for preparation 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: 10:54 a.m. 8/22
SR 9 132nd St to Doran Road BST
Milepost 69.33 to 79.4
Shane Spahr, WSDOT maintenance, 360-757-5856

  • Wednesday, Aug. 27 to Thursday, Aug. 28 – One lane of SR 9 between Doran Road and SR 542 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for road work. Flaggers will control traffic in the work zone.

 
Last update: 10:54 a.m. 8/22
SR 539 Lynden Aldergrove Port of Entry improvements
Mileposts: 15 to 15.2 
Chris Damitio, project engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Monday, Aug. 18 to Friday, Aug. 22 – 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.
  • Monday, Aug. 25 to noon Friday, Aug. 29 – 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:10:54 a.m. 8/22
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, Aug. 25 to Friday, Aug. 29 – No work that will affect traffic is scheduled. 

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 11:39 a.m. 8/22
SR 20: Retaining wall construction
Milepost 97
Mike Demers, Skagit PUD Engineering Technician, 360-848-2157

  • Monday, Aug. 25 to Thursday, Aug. 28 – One lane of SR 20 will be closed west of Alfred Street near Rockport State Park from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for PUD of Skagit County to construct a retaining wall. Flaggers will control traffic through the work zone.


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.