Whatcom, Skagit and Island County construction

Last update: 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21

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. 

Whatcom County

SR 9 Acme Vicinity to Mt. Baker Highway Vicinity Weigh In Motion - #9488

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 78.44 - 78.52
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: Crews will install a virtual weigh in motion facility. 
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15  - A single lane of northbound SR 9 at Rutsatz Road will close from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

SR 11 Hoag's Creek fish passage - #9523

Highway: SR 11    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 18.61 - 18.69

Contact: Melissa Ambler, project engineer, 360-788-7406
Description: Contractor crews will remove an old culvert carrying Hoag's Creek under SR 11 and replace it with a new passage.
Project webpage

Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 21, to the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 25 - A single lane in each direction of SR 11 between I-5 and Chuckanut Crest Drive will close from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

SR 539 - Fourmile Creek Mitigation Site - #9575

Highway: SR 539    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 5.90 - 6.00

Contact: Melissa Ambler, project engineer, 360-788-7406
Description: Contractor crews will clear vegetation, seed and do temporary erosion control. and grubbing.

Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 31, to the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 3 - A single lane of SR 539 near Ten Mile Road will close from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

Maintenance

Highway: I-5  Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 256-259
Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
Description: Paving
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 2, to the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 3 - A lane on northbound I-5 between Northwest Avenue and Bakerview, along with the Bakerview on-ramp, will close from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Utility Maintenance

Highway: 20  Region: Northwest    County: Skagit   Location: Milepost(s) 72.39 - 104.11
Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
Description: Cascade Natural Gas. 
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, Sept. 3, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 4 - Alternating traffic on westbound SR 544 (Pole Road) at Golf View Drive from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Skagit County

Strategic Pavement Preservation, SR 9, et al. - #9499

Highway: SR 9 and SR 532    Region: Northwest    County: Island, Snohomish and Skagit. 
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: Crews are doing strategic pavement preservation on several highways north of King County. 
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 20, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 25 - A single lane in each direction of SR 532 between 72nd Avenue Northwest and I-5, as well as between East Camano Drive and Smith Road, will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

Utility Maintenance

Highway: 20  Region: Northwest    County: Skagit   Location: Milepost(s) 72.39 - 104.11
Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
Description: PSE / Potelco utility maintenance. 
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 1, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 4 - Traffic will alternate overnight on SR 20 at Minkler Road. 
  • Monday, Aug. 31, to the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 3 - Traffic will alternate on SR 20 between Concrete and Marblemount from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Thursday, Sept. 10 - Traffic will alternate on SR 20 between Concrete and Marblemount from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. 

SR 530 - Emergency Repair

Highway: SR 530    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost 57.00
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2020, WSDOT contractor crews from Trimaxx will finish emergency repairs stemming from a winter storm that flooded the highway. The work zone is between Darrington and Rockport, roughly 9 miles south of the junction with SR 20.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - SR 530 will remain reduced to one lane around-the-clock so crews can return to finish highway repairs. Traffic continues to be alternated through the single open lane.

SR 536 Development Work - city of Mount Vernon

Highway: SR 536    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) .5
Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
Description: City of Mount Vernon contractor crews will do work associated with a development project.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

Highway: SR 536    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 4.72
Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will clean the SR 536 bridge over the Skagit River ("bridge flushing"). 
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10 - Alternating traffic on SR 536 over the Skagit River from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SR 538 Highway Widening - Mount Vernon

Highway: SR 538    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 
Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
Description: City of Mount Vernon contractor crews will do work associated with its SR 538/College Way widening project.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

Island County

SR 20 Deception Pass Bridge and Canoe Pass Bridge - Painting and Special Repair - #9344

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 41.80 - 42.10
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews from Eagle Industrial Painting will start at two year bridge painting and special repair project.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - Parking along SR 20 is limited during bridge painting work.
  • Until further notice  - Expect loud sandblasting operations at Canoe Pass and Deception Pass Bridges Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • Monday, Aug. 31, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 4 - A single lane of the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass Bridges will close from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 11 - A single lane of the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass Bridges will close from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly. 

Special Events

  • No special events scheduled.