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60-hour Old Fairhaven Parkway day & night closure to begin Friday

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) contractor crews working on the Padden Creek fish passage project are winding down work on I-5 in south Bellingham and shifting their attention to Old Fairhaven Parkway (SR11).

WSDOT officials say crews will close all lanes of Old Fairhaven Parkway at 30th Street and a third-mile to the west continuously for about 60 hours beginning 6pm tomorrow, Friday, September 24th. The closure is expected to remain in place 24 hours a day until 6am on Monday, September 27th.

The closure will allow crews to excavate the existing roadway, replace the existing culvert with a new one and rebuild the roadway. This work was originally scheduled to begin on September 17th but was delayed due to heavy rains.

Travelers through the area will be detoured around the closure via Donovan Avenue. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be able to access Old Fairhaven Parkway along the north side of the closure.

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Detour route map. Source: WSDOT

Delays are to be expected and travelers are encouraged to use alternate routes and travel during non-peak times when possible.

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