Whatcom, Skagit and Island County construction

Last update: 9 a.m. Monday, May 20

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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 Tawes Creek and Two Tributaries to Tawes Creek - Fish Passage - #9380

Highway: SR 9    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 77.30 - 78.19
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will remove three fish barriers under State Route 9 in the community of Van Zandt in Whatcom County.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, May 20 to Thursday, May 23 - Crews working for AT&T will close a single lane of SR 9 between Potter Road and Rutsatz Road from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily for utility relocation work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through an open lane.
  • Fish passage construction is expected to start in summer 2019.

SR 542 I-5 to Britton Road - Paving and ADA Compliance - #9362

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 2.81
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will repave and improve pedestrian crossing areas on SR 542 from I-5 to Britton Road through Bellingham.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled for this project.

SR 542 Bellingham to Kendall Area Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 2.98 to 19.27
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will resurface nearly 16 miles of SR 542/Mount Baker Highway from Britton Road near Bellingham to Markel Road near Kendall. Travelers should expect 20-45 minute delays behind this work zone, which requires daytime closures and warm and dry temperatures.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 21, to the morning of Friday, May 24 - A single lane of each direction of SR 542 between Britton Road and Smith Road will close from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.

Everson Area: Puget Sound Energy Utility Work

Highway: SR 544    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost: 0.00 - 6.56
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews are performing utility work along SR 544 in Everson.
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - Puget Sound Energy crews will close one lane of SR 544 from SR 539/Guide Meridian Road to Hannegan Road daily, including weekends, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and brief holds to traffic in all directions could happen between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Travelers should also expect occasional tree trimming work, lane closures and traffic holds east of Hannegan during working hours.

SR 547 Peaceful Valley/Sumas Area Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: SR 547    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 1.87 to 8.90
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will resurface nearly seven miles of SR 547/Kendall Road from Peaceful Valley Drive to Saar Creek/Hillview Road. Travelers should expect 20-45 minute delays behind this work zone, which requires daytime closures and warm and dry temperatures.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

SR 548 Ferndale/Birch Bay Area Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 3.46 to 5.81
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will resurface nearly 16 miles of SR 548/Grandview Road from North Starr Road to the Blaine Road roundabout. Travelers should expect 20-45 minute delays behind this work zone, which requires daytime closures and warm and dry temperatures.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

Skagit County

SR 20 Lunz Road Vic & Cascades Drive Vic to Granite Creek - Rumblestrips - #9408

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 44.59 - 148.08
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will carve rumble strips into the centerline of SR 20 on Fidalgo Island near Deception Pass and from Marblemount to Granite Creek during daylight hours. Travelers should expect backups and delays Monday through Friday.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, May 20 to Thursday, May 23 - A single lane of SR 20 between Cascade Road and Granite Creek will close from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flaggers will direct traffic through the open lane.

SR 20 Railroad Crossing Improvements - #9308

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 64.48 - 64.91
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will bring railroad crossing improvements to SR 20 between State Street and West Ferry in Sedro-Woolley.
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are scheduled.

SR 536 Skagit River to I-5 - Paving and ADA Compliance - #9356

Highway: SR 536    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit   Location: Milepost(s) 4.72 to 5.38
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews from Granite Construction will repave and improve pedestrian crossing areas on SR 536/West 3rd Street/Division Street through Mount Vernon.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, May 20, to the morning of Friday, May 24 - A single lane of each direction of SR 536 between the Skagit River Bridge and I-5 will close intermittently from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

Island County

SR 20 Banta Road and Northgate Drive - Intersection Improvements - #9382

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 39.21
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews are building a roundabout at SR 20 and Banta Road/Northgate Drive on Whidbey Island. In advance of roundabout construction, companies with utilities in this area will work to locate and move equipment.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 29, to the morning of Friday, May 31 - A single lane of SR 20 at Banta Road will close intermittently from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

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 to 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:

  • Saturday, May 18, to the morning of Friday, May 24 - A single lane of SR 20 at the Canoe Pass Bridge will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

SR 525 Freeland Area - Corridor Improvements - #9346

Highway: SR 525    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 17.26 to 18.38
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews from Northeast Electric will improve pedestrian crossing, adjust signal heads and add advanced warning signs to SR 525 in the Freeland area.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Construction is expected to start in late May 2019.

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