New detour routes in place around collapsed I-5 Skagit River bridge
MOUNT VERNON – WSDOT officials have changed the detour routes around the collapsed Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge in Mount Vernon. The new routes were announced Saturday morning at a media briefing near the bridge site. Due to the collapse, I-5 is closed between State Route 538 (College Way) in Mount Vernon and George Hopper Road.
There are three northbound detour options:
1) Exit 227, follow signs east to SR 538, turn left onto Riverside Drive, then left onto George Hopper Road, and back to I-5
2) Exit 226, follow signs to SR 536/East Kincaid St. Continue to SR 536, then turn right onto SR 20 and back to I-5.
There are two southbound detour options:
1) Exit 227, follow signs east onto George Hopper Road. Next, head south on Riverside Drive/Burlington Boulevard, turn right onto SR 538/East College Way and back to I-5
2) Exit 230, follow signs west so SR 20/Avon Cutoff, then south onto Avon Allen Road. Next, head east on SR 536/Memorial Highway and back to I-5.
For more infomations and maps, go to: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Construction/PugetSound/detourmap.htm