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Mount Baker Highway reopens after 4-month closure

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According to WSDOT, the detour route and local road closures are no longer in effect.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.

Photos and graphic provided by WSDOT
Photos and graphic provided by WSDOT


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