• Project

SR 539 Duffner Ditch Fish Passage

Project overview

This project will replace a fish barrier on State Route 539/Guide Meridian just north of Front Street in Lynden and replace it with a fish passable structure.

Summer 2023-Winter 2023
Project status
$3 million

What to expect

People in the vicinity of State Route 539/Guide Meridian between Front and Main streets in Lynden saw construction begin in early August on the Duffner Ditch fish passage project. 

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close SR 539 between Front and Main streets. A signed detour will direct travelers around the work zone until the road reopens at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.

  • Travelers heading north will take Birch Bay Lynden Road to Berthusen Road to West Main Street before rejoining SR 539.
  • Travelers heading south with take Main Street to 19th Street to Front Street before rejoining SR 539. This is also the detour route for walkers and rollers.

The existing twin fish barriers at the SR 539 Duffner Ditch fish passage site in Lynden.