WSDOT: I-5 Skagit River Bridge update

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding as we continue to work on the debris removal and replacement of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge. The latest from the site is that we're working on removing bridge deck that's submerged in the river. It slid in the river almost intact. 

Divers are painstakingly cutting the massive, rebar-filled slab into more manageable pieces. We're also still working with the National Transportation Safety Board to ensure it has all the bridge pieces it needs for the investigation.

Our goal is to have two temporary side-by-side bridges in place by mid-June.

We have more information and photos on our Skagit River Bridge website.

New tools to guide drivers along detour routes
From a toll-free number to new traffic cameras, we're continuing to take steps to keep drivers and communities informed.

Give us a call: 1-855-873-0641
Once you call our new toll-free hotline you will hear a recorded message relaying the I-5 Skagit River Bridge detours. After you listen to the message you have an option of speaking to a WSDOT staff member during normal business hours. If you are unable to reach someone you can leave a message. We'll work to get your questions answered as soon as possible.

New traffic cameras
Do you want to see what traffic is like along the detour route before you hit the road? We've made that possible.

We've added new traffic cameras to the area. We also have a camera on the bridge. Our work doesn't end there. WSDOT is working to add even more cameras to help keep drivers moving. Stay tuned for that.


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