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Southbound I-5 lanes closed Monday, Tuesday nights near Birch Bay

Vehicles pass over the Birch Bay-Lynden Road bridge over Interstate 5 on Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, 2016. As crews continue to repair the bridge, southbound lanes of I-5 below will be closed Monday and Tuesday nights, Feb. 22 and 23.
Vehicles pass over the Birch Bay-Lynden Road bridge over Interstate 5 on Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, 2016. As crews continue to repair the bridge, southbound lanes of I-5 below will be closed Monday and Tuesday nights, Feb. 22 and 23. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Crews will close all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the Birch Bay-Lynden Road overpass near Blaine Monday and Tuesday night, Feb. 22 and 23, as they continue to repair the damaged bridge.

During the seven-hour closures from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., vehicles will use the Birch Bay-Lynden off-ramp and immediately get back on the interstate using the on-ramp to bypass the closure.

Washington State Department of Transportation contractor 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.

Updates on the project can be found at wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i5/birchbaylyndenbridgerpr/.

The Bellingham Herald

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