Whatcom, Skagit and Island County construction

Last update: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23

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 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, April 8 to Friday, April 26 - Crews working for AT&T will close a single lane of SR 9 between Potter Road and Rutsatz Road from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Flaggers will alternate traffic through an open lane.
  • Fish passage construction is expected to start in spring 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:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

SR 542 Utility Maintenance

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 23.26 - 28.85
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: Crews working for Puget Sound Energy are trimming trees during daylight hours.   
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 22, to the afternoon of Thursday, April 25 - Flaggers will alternate traffic on SR 542 at various locations between Casey Road and Boulder Creek Bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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 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:

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.
  • Construction on this project will not begin until May/after the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

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:

  • Until mid-May - Crews working for city of Oak Harbor could close lanes at SR 20 and Banta Road/Northgate Drive nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning for waterline work. Flaggers will alternate traffic through an open lane.
  • Roundabout construction is expected to start in spring 2019.

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:

  • This project is expected to begin in spring 2019.

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled. 
  • Construction is expected to start in May 2019.

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