New tools help drivers navigate through the I-5 Skagit Bridge detours

The Washington State Department of Transportation is offering several new tools to help motorists deal with detours around the collapsed bridge on Interstate 5 over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. Those tools include a toll-free number and traffic cameras that help inform motorists of traffic conditions. Call 1-855-873-0641 for a recorded message about the I-5 Skagit River Bridge detours.

People will have a chance to speak with a department of transportation staff member during normal business hours. They can also leave a message.

Several new traffic cameras have been set up to give drivers a chance to see traffic conditions in the area. The cameras have been set up at I-5 at the Skagit River Bridge, I-5 at George Hopper Road and Highway 20 at Highway 536. Images from the camera can be viewed at

A section of I-5 remains closed in Skagit County between SR 538 (College Way) in Mount Vernon and George Hopper Road in Burlington following the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge last week. Visit the I-5 Skagit River Bridge project webpage,, to find the latest information on the cleanup efforts as well as progress on a temporary bridge and permanent replacement.




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