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All lanes of southbound I-5 through Bellingham to be closed overnight across 2 evenings

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation announced today, August 26th, they are planning to close all lanes of southbound I-5 through Bellingham Sunday evening through Monday morning and again Monday evening through Tuesday morning.

Southbound lanes between the Meridian Street and Sunset Drive interchanges will be closed Sunday evening, August 29th beginning at 8pm until 5am Monday morning. This will be repeated Monday evening from 8pm though 5am Tuesday morning following this schedule.

  • 8pm to 9pm – 1 lane of southbound I-5 closed
  • 9pm to 5am – both lanes of southbound I-5 closed
  • 5am – All lanes of southbound I-5 reopened

The closures are required to make pavement repairs at the Squalicum Creek overpass, located north of the Sunset Drive interchange.

WSDOT’s announcement advises travelers on southbound Interstate 5 in Bellingham to use alternate routes and allow for extra time especially during the full closures. During each closure, a signed detour will be in place for all vehicles, including large trucks.

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