This project will remove the existing barrier where an Unnamed Tributary to Fourmile Creek crosses under State Route 544 at milepost 3.51 about two miles west of Everson and 3.5 miles south of Lynden in Whatcom County.
What to expect
Construction on this project has not yet started, so travelers are not expected to experience any delays at this time.
Once construction begins, travelers in the area of the culvert site will need to use signed detour routes. Due to the unique characteristics of the soil near the culvert, a special type of concrete will be used to backfill around the new culvert. This material has a longer cure time and will require a 19-day full closure along SR 544. Travelers to and from Sumas will be directed to a detour route along SR 546. Detour signs will be posted five days in advance of the closure.