(BURLINGTON)– The crews are ready and the stage is set to take out the temporary and place the permanent span on the I-5 Skagit River Bridge. Contractor crews are making final preparations for the big move beginning tomorrow night. Meanwhile, Monday night another contractor will begin work to retrofit the remaining spans. For the span replacement, crews will detour traffic on I-5 between College Way and George Hopper Road from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday, using the detour routes established when the bridge was closed in May. Crews will close one lane in each direction at 5 p.m. with all lanes closed by 7 p.m. Drivers can then expect additional nighttime detours of one or both directions of I-5 at the Skagit River Bridge beginning Monday and continuing through mid-November. The detours will give contractor crews the space they need to begin retrofitting the overhead bridge supports.
The permanent span is set to go in the I-5 Skagit River Bridge