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TRAFFIC ALERTS: Lane closures planned on I-5, Mount Baker Highway and more next week

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Officials with Washington State Department of Transportation announced today, May 6th, that the following work and corresponding traffic impacts are scheduled for next week in Whatcom County.

I-5

  • Monday, May 9th
    • From 8am to 3:30pm, the right lane of southbound I-5 between the Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Grandview Road interchanges will be closed to remove shoulder debris that accumulated during the winter.
  • Tuesday, May 10th
    • From 8am to 3:30pm, the right lane of southbound I-5 between Zell Road (milepost 268) and the Portal Way interchange will be closed to remove shoulder debris that accumulated during the winter. 
  • Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th
    • From 10pm to 5am, both nights, the southbound I-5 off-ramp at Bakerview Road in Bellingham will be closed to complete permanent striping. This work is weather dependent. Motorists can exit and enter I-5 at the adjacent Slater Road and Northwest Avenue interchanges during the closure. 
  • Wednesday, May 11th
    • From 8am to 3:30pm, the right lane of southbound I-5 from between the Portal Way and Main Street interchanges will be closed to remove shoulder debris that accumulated during the winter.
  • Thursday, May 12th
    • From 8am to 3:30pm, the passing (left) lane of southbound I-5 between the Portal Way and Slater Road interchanges will be closed to remove shoulder debris that accumulated during the winter.

Mount Baker Highway (SR542)

  • Wednesday, May 11th
    • From 9pm to 3pm, eastbound and westbound traffic on Mount Baker Highway (SR542) at the north fork of the Nooksack River (milepost 3.87) will alternate through a single lane for routine bridge maintenance.

W Bakerview Road

  • Monday, May 9th through Thursday, May 12th
    • From 8pm to 5am, a single lane in each direction of Bakerview Road will be closed to allow crews to finish work related to the northbound I-5 W Bakerview Road interchange improvements. This work is weather dependent.

Badger Road

  • Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 10th
    • From 9pm to 5am, eastbound and westbound traffic on Badger Road (SR546) at Double Ditch Road will alternate through a single lane while utility work is done. 

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