Whatcom, Skagit and Island County construction

Last update: 8:15 a.m. Friday, March 22

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

Lynden Area: SR 539 Utility Work

Highway: SR 539    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 7.01 - 7.18
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: Crews working for Comcast will string new cable along SR 539 in Lynden.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, March 27 - The right lane of northbound SR 539/Guide Meridian at Beard Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Deception Pass Area: SR 20 Maintenance Cleanup Work

Highway: SR 20    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 42.15
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will clean up rockslide debris from the shoulder of SR 20 near Deception Pass, as well as repair a damaged guardrail.
Work schedule:

  • High Impact: Wednesday, March 27 to Thursday, March 28 - Eastbound SR 20 just north of Deception Pass Bridge will be closed from 7 to 11 a.m. daily. Flaggers will direct 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) 41.8 to 42.1
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 late winter/early spring 2019.

SR 525 Clinton Area - Puget Sound Energy Utility Work

Highway: SR 525    Region: Northwest    County: Island    Location: Milepost(s) 11.27 - 11.59
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: Crews working with Puget Sound Energy will be replacing a utility pole and managing vegetation along SR 525 in Clinton.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, March 4, to the morning of Friday, March 29 - One lane of SR 525 between Cultus Bay Road/Langley Road and Midvale Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 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:

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

Special Events

  • No special events are currently scheduled on highways in our area.