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SB I-5 lanes closed at Birch Bay-Lynden Road Tuesday night

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 Thursday, May 21, 2015 near Birch Bay, Wash. 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 Thursday, May 21, 2015 near Birch Bay, Wash. The overpass was damaged by an excavator being hauled on a flatbed truck. eabell@bhamherald.com

Crews will close all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the Birch Bay-Lynden Road overpass near Blaine Tuesday night, Feb. 2, as they continue to repair the damaged bridge.

During the five-hour closure from midnight to 5 a.m., vehicles will use the Birch Bay-Lynden off-ramp and immediately get back on the freeway using the on-ramp to bypass the closure. There also are single lane closures on I-5 near the overpass daily from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the rest of the week.

Crews are replacing a 60-foot girder on the bridge, and the repairs are expected to be completed in early April. The overpass was damaged last spring when it was hit by an excavator being carried on a flatbed truck.

Drivers are encouraged to visit WSDOT’s site for the project page and use the online tools to monitor when closures will happen throughout the project.

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