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SR 542 Deming Corridor Study

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is studying existing conditions on the State Route 542 corridor near Deming to understand transportation needs. Our online open house is open and the survey is also available online. The links are posted below for your convenience.

January 2022-December 2022
In progress


State Route 542,  Mount Baker Highway, connects communities in eastern Whatcom County with the rest of Washington State while also providing a gateway to outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities near Mount Baker. This route also acts as an economic corridor transporting over 3 million tons of freight each year. The route passes through the population center of Deming, which has been recognized as a focus area for planning through engagement with many of our partners.

This study will document transportation needs along the SR 542 corridor in Deming, as well as possible strategies to enhance multimodal accessibility and safety. This planning process will prepare us for future funding opportunities through which highway improvements can be designed and constructed.

Members of the public are invited to participate in the online survey or complete a pdf version and email it to Katie Bunge, the transportation planner who is managing this study. View the online open house.

Map showing the vicinity of the SR 542 Deming corridor study area.