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Lanes closed on I-5 at Birch Bay-Lynden Road starting Feb. 1

Washington Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol employees assess damage to the Birch Bay-Lynden Road overpass on the southbound side of I-5 on May 21, 2015. The overpass was damaged by an excavator being hauled on a flatbed truck.
Washington Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol employees assess damage to the Birch Bay-Lynden Road overpass on the southbound side of I-5 on May 21, 2015. The overpass was damaged by an excavator being hauled on a flatbed truck. eabell@bhamherald.com

Southbound Interstate 5 near the Birch Bay-Lynden Road overpass will be down to one lane next week, with a full closure Tuesday night, Feb. 2.

The freeway will be down to one lane southbound from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily Monday, Feb. 1, through Friday, Feb. 5.

Both southbound lanes will be shut down around the overpass from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday for work replacing a girder.

Traffic will take the Birch Bay-Lynden Road off-ramp and then get right back on the freeway via the southbound on-ramp.

The overpass remains reduced to one lane, likely through early April, as work continues to fix damage done May 21, 2015, when an excavator being hauled by a truck struck it.

Debbie Townsend

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