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UPDATED: Thornton Street overpass girders scheduled to arrive and traffic impacts are expected

Artistic rendering of the planned Thornton Street Overpass (June 2019). Source: City of Ferndale

FERNDALE, Wash. — A Whatcom News reader sent a news tip about 120-foot-long girders for the Thornton Street overpass project arriving early next week.

According to the tip, which has been confirmed by City of Ferndale staff, the 11 large girders are expected to begin arriving Monday morning, November 7th and continue arriving through Wednesday. 3 are expected to arrive Monday morning, 3 more Tuesday morning and 5 on Wednesday.

Trucks hauling the girders are expected to travel into Ferndale southbound on Vista Drive, turn eastbound onto Thornton Street and then turned around at Malloy in order to be backed to where a crane can lift them into position.

Since the girders will be spanning the space over the railroad lines between the overpass ramps, BNSF Rail traffic will be stopped while this work is happening. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic when the girders are moving through town.

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City of Ferndale officials announced the following schedule for the girders’ arrival.

Friday, November 4th, from 7am to 1pm
Potential impacts to traffic near the Portal Way Roundabout as cranes and equipment mobilize to the worksite.

Monday, November 7th, from 7am to 5pm
Intermittent impacts to traffic near the intersections of Vista/Thornton and Malloy/Thornton as girders are delivered to the worksite. No parking in the vicinity of these intersections. No parking signage will be posted.

Tuesday, November 8th, from 7am to 5pm
Intermittent impacts to traffic near the intersections of Vista/Thornton and Malloy/Thornton as girders are delivered to the worksite. No parking in the vicinity of these intersections. No parking signage will be posted.

Wednesday, November 9th, from 7am to 5pm
Intermittent impacts to traffic near the intersection of Vista/Thornton as girders are delivered to the worksite. No parking in the vicinity of this intersection. No parking signage will be posted.

Thursday, November 10th, from 7am to 5pm
Potential impacts to traffic near the Portal Way roundabout as cranes and equipment mobilize to the worksite.

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Friday, November 11th, from 7am to 5pm
Intermittent impacts to traffic near the I-5 Exit 263 Roundabout and the Portal Way roundabout as girders are delivered to the worksite.

Source: City of Ferndale

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