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Detour routes revised through Skagit County

Detour routes revised in Skagit County

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If you are wondering why the route down Best Road and across Fir Island to Conway is no... MORE
@electricnorseman It is my understanding that the bridge is not operating as designe... MORE
Did not read where "the bridge has been failing for some time".... The bridge... MORE


State transportation officials Saturday revised the detour options for motorists seeking to get around the stricken Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River.

Options for drivers vary, depending on their intended destination.

The options include two northbound routes, two southbound routes and a route for drivers headed to the Anacortes ferry terminal

The routes are marked, and are depicted on maps on WSDOT’s website at

Even with detour routes in place, officials continue to recommend people avoid the area if possible because the detours cannot readily handle the volume of traffic the I-5 bridge did.

The damaged bridge was used by about 70,000 vehicles a day.

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