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POSTPONED: 60-hour closure of Badger Road scheduled to begin Sept. 27th

Last updated on September 27, 2021

LYNDEN, Wash. — Work is scheduled to install a new culvert under Badger Road (SR546) at Kamm Creek (aka Kamm Ditch) that will require closing the road for 60 continuous hours to all traffic. A 17-mile signed detour will be in place.

UPDATE: WSDOT reported that, “due to labor issues,” construction on this project has been postponed to the 2022 construction season.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) say drivers can expect the closure to begin at 5pm on Monday, September 27th and conclude before the weekend. During the closure, Badger Road will be closed to all through traffic between Northwood Road and Trapline Road continuously, day and night. Trucks will be detoured at Guide Meridian (SR539) and at Nooksack Road (SR9) (see map below).

Blue denotes 17-mile truck detour route during Badger Road closure. Orange denotes work area. Source: WSDOT

Everson-based Granite Construction Company crews hired by WSDOT will replace an existing 33-foot long 6-foot by 4-foot culvert with a 14-foot by 8-foot replacement. The project is intended to improve fish passage where Kamm Creek passes under Badger Road about 3/4-mile east of the intersection with Northwood Road.

This story was updated 9/27/21 at 9:15am with information received from WSDOT.

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