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Repaving starts Tuesday night on Bellingham I-5 section

A 10-mile section of Interstate 5 south of Bellingham will be repaved starting Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
A 10-mile section of Interstate 5 south of Bellingham will be repaved starting Tuesday, May 24, 2016. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Repaving on a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 5 from Bellingham south to Nulle Road begins Tuesday night, May 24.

Contractors will repave the section of I-5 between the exits at Nulle Road and Iowa Street. The on- and off-ramps at North Lake Samish Drive also will be repaved, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Much of the work is scheduled for 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Drivers should expect single-lane and shoulder closures during the work. The southbound State Street/Ohio Street off-ramp and North Lake Samish Drive ramps may be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The repaving comes 25 years after some sections in the area were last paved. The road is showing cracks, potholes and ruts.

The $2.6 million project is expected to wrap up in fall.

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan

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