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Lane restrictions coming to some Whatcom County highways amid repairs

Colacurcio Brothers Construction worker Mike Snow works on Bill McDonald Parkway on the Western Washington University campus Tuesday morning, June 21, 2016. The repaving is one of many road construction projects drivers will encounter in Whatcom County this summer.
Colacurcio Brothers Construction worker Mike Snow works on Bill McDonald Parkway on the Western Washington University campus Tuesday morning, June 21, 2016. The repaving is one of many road construction projects drivers will encounter in Whatcom County this summer. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Sections of several highways in Whatcom County will face lane closures for repairs beginning Thursday, July 21, the state Department of Transportation said.

Crews will make repairs to asphalt and bridges along Mount Baker Highway, state Route 9, state Route 548 (Grandview Road/Peace Portal Drive) and state Route 547 (Kendall Road/Reese Hill Road).

The first repairs are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 22, to the Nooksack River and Maple Creek bridges on Mount Baker Highway, said Jason Koreski, a WSDOT project engineer.

Asphalt repairs on all four highways will begin Wednesday, July 27, Koreski said. He could not provide specific locations or timeline details, but said crews would begin in eastern Whatcom County and move west.

The work is generally scheduled for 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, with occasional night work between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., WSDOT said. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zones.

Work on the highways began in March, but was temporarily halted in April due to restrictions regarding endangered wildlife, WSDOT said.

Visit the WSDOT website to find a list of road work underway in Whatcom County at wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/Baker/Construction.

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan

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