Saturday traffic detour to accomodate cancer ride

Skagit Valley Herald

Traffic detours around the fallen Skagit River Bridge will change Saturday to keep traffic away from thousands of cyclists coming south from Canada as part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser.

The state Department of Transportation encourages drivers to use caution around cyclists.

The event begins in British Columbia, Canada and will end Sunday in Renton. Cyclists will wind their way through Whatcom County and will be in Skagit County from about 10:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. Cyclists will be on city, county and state roads.

Drivers through the area are encouraged to take an alternate detour. Southbound drivers will take exit 230 onto westbound Highway 20 to Best Road. From there, follow detour signs to Interstate 5.

Drivers northbound will use the standard detour.

For more information, check the DOT website.