Whatcom, Skagit and Island County construction

Last update: 10:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14

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

 

Bellingham Area: Utility Work

Highway: SR 11    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 16.15
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: City of Bellingham crews will perform utility work.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Wednesday, Dec. 19 - City of Bellingham crews will close one lane of SR 11/Chuckanut Drive between High Line Road and Yacht Club Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.

 

Bellingham Area: WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: SR 539    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 0
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will do light pole maintenance.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 18 - WSDOT maintenance crews will close the southbound I-5 on-ramp from SR 539/Guide Meridian Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fix a crash damaged light pole. A signed detour will be in place.

 

Bellingham Area: Utility Work

Highway: SR 539    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 5.18 to 5.24
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Comcast crews are performing utility work.
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, Dec. 20 through the morning of Friday, Dec. 21 - Crews working for Comcast will close lanes of SR 539/Guide Meridian Road between Meridian High School and Ten Mile Road from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for utility work. Flaggers will help travelers navigate the area.

 

Glacier Area: Hedrick Creek Fish Passage - #9042

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 32.00
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are removing an old narrow culvert and replacing it with a new bridge on SR 542 near Glacier.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

 

Everson Area: Puget Sound Energy Utility Work

Highway: SR 544    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost: 0.00 - 6.56
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
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.

 

Ferndale Area: SR 548/Grandview & Kickerville Road Intersection Improvements - #9218

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 4.93
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Tiger Construction will build a roundabout at the intersection of SR 548 and Grandview/Kickerville Roads to improve safety. This intersection is currently a 4-way-stop and will remain that way until the roundabout project begins.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.
 

Skagit County

 

Anacortes Area: Sharpes Corner Area Intersection Improvements - #9177

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 46.67 - 48.39
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Tapani Inc. are building a roundabout at the intersection of SR 20 and Miller/Gibralter Roads, and the SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) to improve safety and efficiency.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.
 

Sauk-Suiattle Area: WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: SR 530    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 58.8
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews will do bank stabilization work.
Work schedule:

  • Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15 – WSDOT crews will close SR 530 daily south of the White River Bridge between Darrington and Rockport from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. for bank stabilization work. The highway will reopen for the last 15 minutes of every hour during daylight hours for waiting traffic to clear.

 

Lake McMurray Area: Puget Sound Energy Utility Work

Highway: SR 534    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 0.00 - 5.00
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: Puget Sound Energy crews are performing utility work along SR 534 near Lake McMurray.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Dec. 17, through Friday, Dec. 21 - PSE crews will close one lane of SR 534 daily between SR 9 and I-5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the open lane.
 
 

Island County

 

Northern Whidbey Island: SR 20 and Banta Road/Northgate Drive

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled. 
 

Special Events

  • No special events on state highways in Island, Skagit or Whatcom counties are currently scheduled.