I-5 lane, State Street exit in Bellingham to close nightly for repairs

A lane of southbound Interstate 5 and the State Street/Ohio Street exit will be closed nightly over the next several days for safety repairs.

Washington State Department of Transportation crews will close the right southbound lane between Kentucky and Iowa streets nightly from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The closures start Sunday night, May 31, and run through Thursday morning.

The State/Ohio exit will be closed at the same times.

Crews need to repair a barrier and the freeway shoulder that were damaged Tuesday, May 26, when a dump truck crashed through the barrier and plunged onto Lincoln Street below. The driver was not seriously hurt.