BURLINGTON – The second big 87-hour-long lane closure begins tonight. By midday Tuesday, hour delays and several-mile-long backups are possible on northbound Interstate 5 between Burlington and Bellingham.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the right lane of northbound I-5 for 12 miles from 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, to 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, between the Chuckanut Drive interchange and Nulle Road interchange. Northbound on- and off-ramps will also be closed at times.
Stop-and-go traffic and delays are expected all day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The longest delays are likely between 2 and 6 p.m. each day. The travel graph shows the shortest delays and backups before 7 a.m. and after 8 p.m. each day.
Drivers are urged to find alternate routes or reschedule trips to avoid traveling through the construction area during peak travel times.
Pictures of the work from the first around-the-clock closure are available on Flickr, and more project details are available on the Web page.