Whatcom, Skagit and Island County construction

Last update: 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 5

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

US 2 Mount Index River Road to Eagle Falls Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: US 2    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 35.16 - 38.97
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will resurface nearly four miles of US 2 between Mount Index Road near Index and Eagle Falls west of Halford. 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 scheduled.

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, July 8 to Friday, July 12 - SR 9 between Potter Road and Rutsatz Road will reduce to a single lane from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A flagger will alternate traffic through the open lane.

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

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 0 - 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:

  • Monday, July 8, to the morning of Tuesday, July 9 – The SR 542 on-ramps to southbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 9, to the morning of Thursday, July 11 – The southbound I-5 off-ramp to SR 542 will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, July 10, to the morning of Thursday, July 11 – The SR 542 on-ramps to southbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 11, to the morning of Friday, July 12 - A single lane of each direction of SR 542/Sunset Drive between I-5 and Britton Road will close from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 14, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to SR 542 will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Sunday, July 14, to the morning of Tuesday, July 16 - A single lane of each direction of SR 542/Sunset Drive between I-5 and Britton Road will close from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, July 17, to the morning of Thursday, July 18  - A single lane of each direction of SR 542/Sunset Drive between I-5 and Britton Road will close from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

SR 542 Bellingham to Kendall Area Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: SR 542    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 2.98 - 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:

  • Monday, July 8, to the morning of Friday, July 12 - A single lane of SR 542 between SR 9 and the Coal Creek Bridge will close from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. A flagger will alternate traffic through the open lane. This work is weather-dependent.

SR 544 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 - 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 scheduled.

SR 548 Ferndale/Birch Bay Area Resurfacing - #9372

Highway: SR 548    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 3.46 - 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 scheduled.

Skagit County

SR 530 Sauk-Suiattle Confluence - CED Retrofit - #9436

Highway: SR 530    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit   Location: Milepost(s) 55.68 - 55.91
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: In 2019, WSDOT contractor crews will use a combination of logs and rocks to stabilize this bank between the Sauk River and SR 530.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 - SR 530 between Concrete Sauk Valley Road and the Sauk River Bridge will reduce to a single lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A flagger will alternate traffic through the open lane.

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

Highway: SR 536    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit   Location: Milepost(s) 4.72 - 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, July 8, to the morning of Friday, July 12 - A single lane of each direction of SR 536 between the Skagit River Bridge and I-5 will close 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:

  • Thursday, July 11, to the morning of Friday, July 12 - SR 20 at Banta Road/Northgate Drive will reduce to a single lane from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. A flagger will alternate traffic through the open lane. This work is weather-dependent.

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:

  • Monday, July 8, to the morning of Friday, July 12 - A single lane of SR 20 at Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges 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 - 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:

  • Wednesday, July 10 - A single lane of SR 525 between Scott Road and Woodard Avenue will close from 3:30 to 11 p.m. This work is weather-dependent.

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