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Construction Updates for Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties

Last update: Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:28 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

Updated: April 7, 2:35 p.m.
SR 11: Padden Creek - Fish Barrier Removal #8436
Milepost: 20.19 - 20.62
Chris Damitio, Project Engineer, 360-788-7400
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  • May 2013 - Spring 2014 - Traffic has been shifted around the work area of SR 11 between Chuckanut Drive and I-5 for this project. The majority of work is complete. Crews will begin paving the bridge ends to open all lanes beginning mid- to late April 2014. Meanwhile traffic is flowing smoothly through the work zone.

Update: April 7, 3:28 p.m.
SR 548: BP West Coast Products
Mileposts: 5.24 and 5.16 
Dave Chesson, WSDOT Communications, 360-757-5997

Contractor crews will be working to improve two access points to the BP facility.

  • No lane closures are scheduled at this time.

Skagit County

Updated: Aug. 19, 8 a.m.
SR 20: City of Sedro-Woolley’s SR20/Cook Road Realignment and Extension Project 
City of Sedro-Woolley Public Works, 360-855-0771
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The city of Sedro-Woolley is realigning Cook Road from the existing signalized intersection at milepost 64.9 to a new roundabout intersection at milepost 65.05. The project includes new roadway with two roundabout intersections. For more information, check out their webpage or please call Sedro-Woolley Public Works at 360-855-0771.

Updated: Feb. 7, 12:35 p.m.
SR 20: Upper Skagit River - Permanent Restoration
Mileposts: 100.6 - 101 
Dave Chesson, WSDOT Communications, 360-757-5997
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There’s a stretch of SR 20 three miles east of Rockport in Skagit County that’s constantly buffeted by the Skagit River, especially during flooding. In an effort to protect the highway and improve the river habitat over the long-term, we’re going to build engineered logjams along the riverbank. The logjams will help buffer the highway from the eroding forces of the river.

  • Crews have shifted traffic to a temporary roadway section in this area next to SR 20 to allow drivers to keep moving while we work along the river. The speed limit has been reduced here to 35 mph.
  • Crews expect to have this part of the work done and traffic back on the mainline in April, but weather could influence how quickly this work will be completed.
  • With the North Cascades passes closed, this work should not cause delays for drivers, but please use caution and watch for large trucks slowing and turning into the work zone.

Updated: April 11, 10:27 a.m.
I-5: Skagit River Bridge retrofit project
Mileposts: 227 - 229
Dave Chesson, WSDOT Communications, 360-757-5997 
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Retrofit work complete for 2013 - All but some minor spot painting has been completed. The spot painting will be completed later this spring.

Island County

  • No closures at this time

Special events

  • Tuesday, April 1 to Wednesday, April 30 - Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 
  • Sunday, April 13 - Whidbey Island Marathon, 7:15 a.m., Anacortes