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Emergency roadwork to close one lane of southbound I-5 near Bellingham

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will replace two broken concrete panels on southbound Interstate 5 near Bellingham on Friday and Saturday, June 23-24.
Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will replace two broken concrete panels on southbound Interstate 5 near Bellingham on Friday and Saturday, June 23-24. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

If you’re planning to head south on Interstate 5 from Bellingham Friday and Saturday, expect delays as crews replace two broken concrete panels south of Old Fairhaven Parkway.

Workers will close the right lane of southbound I-5 at milepost 247 from 6 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

To fix this stretch of highway, crews will pour new concrete into two sections of highway. They then need to wait for this material to harden before allowing vehicles to travel in the lane.

As a result, expect lengthy delays and consider alternate routes like Highway 9 or Old Fairhaven Parkway/Chuckanut Drive (State Route 11), WSDOT advised.

MORE INFO

Drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, signing up for weekly update emails, tracking the WSDOT_North Twitter feed and get advanced information from the Whatcom County Construction Page.

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