• Project

SR 544 Unnamed Tributary to Fourmile Creek Fish Passage

Project overview

This project will remove the existing barrier where an Unnamed Tributary to Fourmile Creek crosses under State Route 544 at milepost 3.51, just west of Noon Road. This location is about two miles west of Everson and 3.5 miles south of Lynden in Whatcom County.

Timeline
Fall 2021 - Fall 2022
Project status
Construction
Funding
$1.9 Million

What to expect

Contractor crews working on behalf of the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin construction on this project in the summer of 2022.

Drivers will experience single-lane closures throughout the project and should plan ahead for delays. 

During construction of this fish passage, crews will use low-density cellular concrete due to the nature of the soils in this area being poor. There are restrictions to using this type of material such as crews can only build up 1 to 2 feet at a time. As a result, there will be a 19-day full roadway closure on SR 544 with a signed detour to SR 546. This full roadway closure is most likely to take place after the Northwest Washington Fair. Detour signs will be posted five days in advance of the closure.

Unnamed Tributary to Fourmile Creek fish passage along SR 544 in Whatcom County.