• Landslide clean-up to reduce northbound I-5 in Whatcom County to one lane starting Monday, Feb. 3

    February 03, 2020
    Landslide clean-up to reduce northbound I-5 in Whatcom County to one lane starting Monday, Feb. 3
     
    BELLINGHAM – Crews will begin work to remove landslide debris and repair guardrail at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3.
     
    What happened?
    On Saturday, Feb. 1 a landslide slid across both lanes of northbound Interstate 5 south of Bellingham. The highway was blocked while the slope was inspected for safety and debris and broken guardrail was removed from the roadway.
     
    The next steps
    To finish clean-up work, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will mobilize equipment into the area on Monday, Feb. 3. Crews will remove more than 100 yards of landslide debris and replace more than 200 feet of guardrail damage by the slide.
     
    During this work, crews will close the right lane of northbound I-5, just north of the Whatcom Skagit county line during daylight hours. The right lane will reopen but the shoulder will remain closed overnight.
     
    Closure details
    • Monday, Feb. 3, through Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Crews will close the right lane of northbound I-5 north of Nulle Road, milepost 243, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for landslide clean-up and guardrail repair.
     
    People who travel between Skagit and Whatcom counties during the week should plan for delays and schedule additional travel time during this work.
     
    Travelers can get real time information on this work by following WSDOT North on Twitter, subscribing to Skagit or Whatcom county email updates or viewing highway construction closures on the WSDOT website.
     
     
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