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Road crews will be busy this week around Whatcom County. Here are the details

Work is being done at the Warnick bridge near milepost 30.
Work is being done at the Warnick bridge near milepost 30. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Drivers will need to keep an eye out for a variety of road construction projects as crews try to finish up work before winter arrives.

Here are some of the bigger projects happening around Whatcom County starting Monday:

▪  Mount Baker Highway: Two bridges will continue to have one-lane traffic for the coming weeks. The first is work being done at the Warnick bridge near milepost 30, while the second is two miles away at Hedrick Creek.

The Warnick bridge has some corrosion issues that is expected to take a couple of months to address, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The Hedrick Creek fish passage project will keep that bridge at one lane until the beginning of the ski season, according to WSDOT.

As for Artist Point, it will remain open until snow starts sticking to the road or the area becomes icy and unsafe, which could be anytime in the coming days.

▪  Ferndale: Grandview Road between Portal Way and Vista Drive will close for railroad work at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, reopening on Thursday at 6 a.m. A detour using Brown Road will be set up during the closure.

▪  Guide Meridian: On Monday crews will close one northbound lane for bridge work over the Nooksack River. Work is expected to take place between 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

▪  Bellingham: Along with crack sealing work that is taking place on various streets in central Bellingham, striping work will be happening Oct. 9-13 around town, including on North State, North Forest, Orleans and Woburn streets.

Dave Gallagher: 360-715-2269, @BhamHeraldBiz

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