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Motorists can expect overnight impacts this summer due to repairs along 12 miles of I-5 south of Bellingham

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have scheduled a summer-long project to repair and rehabilitate a 12-mile stretch of the southbound I-5 lanes between the Old Fairhaven Parkway and Nulle Road interchanges. Single-lane closures will be required while work is being done.

According to an announcement today, April 28th, work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 1st. It is expected to continue into September according to the project schedule.

During the project, contractor crews working on behalf of the Washington State Department of Transportation will make repairs along southbound I-5 from just north of Nulle Road near milepost 243 to the State Route 11/Chuckanut Drive interchange at milepost 231 where the pavement is worn and there are cracks, ruts and potholes.

This project will improve the structural integrity of this vital highway by filling cracks and potholes and smoothing ruts. It also will repair and replace several concrete panels and make upgrades to the weigh station at Bow. This work will extend the life of the highway and provide a smoother ride for travelers.

To minimize traffic congestion during construction, most of this work will be completed during nighttime single-lane and ramp closures.

Lane and ramp closure information

  • Weekday closures are permitted from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Weekend closures are permitted from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Ramp closure hours vary but are typically allowed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

When ramps are closed, travelers will follow signed detour routes. Washington State Department of Transportation (April 28, 2023)

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