WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Today, Monday, October 2nd, officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced a section of Mount Baker Highway (SR542) that had been closed since June 5th has been reopened to traffic.
The closure was needed to allow building a new bridge for the Squalicum Creek to Bellingham Bay fish passage project. The project resulted in a 24/7 closure of E Sunset Drive/Mount Baker Highway (SR542) between Britton and Noon Roads.
According to WSDOT, the detour route and local road closures are no longer in effect.
Motorists can expect single-lane closures starting tomorrow to allow “for stream work, landscaping and finishing touches.” Work is expected to continue through the expected November completion date.