WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have announced projects in Whatcom County that are expected to have significant traffic impacts including 1 scheduled to begin tonight, Tuesday, April 18th.
Work scheduled to begin tonight is on the Mount Baker Highway (SR542) on the Cornell Creek bridge (milepost 35.5) and the Glacier Creek bridge (milepost 33.5) in Deming. From 10pm tonight through 4am on Friday, April 21st, flaggers will be alternating eastbound and westbound traffic through the work areas.
This project is part of a widespread effort across 17 bridges in King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties to remove damaged and patched bridge deck areas and replace with new slabs of concrete to extend the lifespan of the bridges and provide a smoother ride for motorists.
Other scheduled WSDOT traffic impacting projects include the following.
A Squalicum Creek fish passage improvement project is expected to close Mount Baker Highway between Britton Road and Noon Road for up to 129 days beginning in May of this year.
A Duffner Ditch fish passage improvement project is expected to close the northbound lane of Guide Meridian (SR539) near Main Street in Lynden for up to 10 business days and is planned to occur sometime between July 15th and September 30th but not during the Northwest Washington Fair, August 10th through the 19th.
A unnamed tributary to Fourmile Creek fish passage improvement project will require closing E Pole Road (SR544) for 19 days with a signed detour via E Badger Road (SR546). The roadway closure is most likely going to occur after the Northwest Washington Fair which ends on August 19th. Detour signs will be posted 5 days ahead of the closure.