The temporary span of the I-5 Skagit River bridge re-opened this morning after being closed since May 23 after the northernmost span fell into the river. The temporary span is narrower than the original span.
The temporary spans are in place; the bridge deck is paved. After touring the site Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee announced that the Washington State Department of Transportation expects to reopen the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge sometime Wednesday, June 19.
A new video, funded by the state, is out to promote Northwest Washington. It's a collaboration of community leaders in Whatcom, Island, San Juan and Skagit Counties.
Summer is quickly approaching and with that comes the increased risk of someone driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Skagit County “Target Zero” Traffic Safety Task Force is reminding drivers not to operate a vehicle if they have been drinking alcohol.