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Work is underway to fix Lummi Island sinkhole and reopen road

Sinkhole on West Shore Drive (May 25, 2021). Photo courtesy of Mike McKenzie
Sinkhole on West Shore Drive (May 25, 2021). Photo courtesy of Mike McKenzie

LUMMI ISLAND, Wash. — Repairs began this week to fix a sinkhole on Lummi Island’s West Shore Drive in an effort to reopen the road. The section of road, north and south of the sinkhole, has been closed to all traffic since the sinkhole was discovered in May.

At the time the road was closed, the actual sinkhole below the pavement was determined to be larger than the hole in the surface of the road. Whatcom County Public Works were tasked to determine the cause and develop a plan to repair the road.

Repairs began yesterday, August 24th and the road is expected to reopen to traffic around 2pm tomorrow, Thursday, according to Whatcom County Public Works officials.

Approximate location of the sinkhole.

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