Skip Top Navigation



  Get Connected


Sign up for e-mail updates to get the latest news on highway projects that affect you:


Contact Us

Tom Pearce
Phone: 206-440-4696

Got questions? We may already have an answer for you on our Ask the Traffic Team page.



Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Updated: Monday, September 29, 2014, 12:58 p.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: 7:49 a.m. 9/26
I-5 Nooksack River bridges - painting
Mileposts: 263-264 
 Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400

Get project information

  • Monday, Sept. 29 to the morning of Friday, Oct. 3 – 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: 12:58 p.m. 9/29
I-5: Southbound Bow Hill Rest Area hazardous tree removal
Milepost 238
Ric Willand, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2528

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1 – The southbound I-5 Bow Hill Safety Rest Area will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for hazardous tree removal.

 
Last Update: 12:58 p.m. 9/29
I-5: Northbound Bow Hill Rest Area hazardous tree removal
Milepost 238
Ric Willand, WSDOT maintenance, 360-788-2528

  • Thursday, Oct. 2 – The northbound I-5 Bow Hill Safety Rest Area will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for hazardous tree removal.

 
Last update: 7:36 a.m. 9/29
SR 539 Lynden Aldergrove Port of Entry improvements
Mileposts: 15 to 15.2 
Chris Damitio, project engineer, 360-788-7400

  • Monday, Sept. 29 to Friday, Oct. 3 – One lane of SR 539 will be closed near the border daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pavement work. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.

Last update: 7:36 a.m. 9/29
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, Sept. 29 to Friday, Oct. 3 – No work that will impact traffic is scheduled.


Last Update 10:57 a.m. 9/18
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 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
Get project information

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

Last update: 7:36 a.m. 9/29
SR 532: Davis Slough Bridge Replacement
Mileposts: 2.5 to 3.4
Shane Spahr, WSDOT maintenance, 360-757-5856
Get project information

  • Monday, Sept. 29 to Friday, Oct. 3 – No work that will impact traffic is scheduled.

 

Special events

  • No events scheduled.