ACME, Wash. — Whatcom County Public Works announced plans to replace a failing 30-inch concrete fish barrier culvert with 10-foot diameter culvert that will meet current fish passage standards. Work is expected to begin Monday, August 8th, and continue sometime into early September. The road will be closed to all traffic during that time.
A 20-mile detour via Valley Highway (SR9) and Mount Baker Highway (SR542) will be in place.
The culvert and roadway embankment failed during the spring of 2018 and a temporary culvert was put in place and roadway embankment repair done in the summer of 2018 until this permanent replacement could be done.