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Friday, June 10, 2011
Dave Chesson, WSDOT Communications, 360-757-5970 (Burlington)
Jay Drye, WSDOT Engineering Manager, 360-757-5993 (Burlington)
BURLINGTON – The speed limit on northbound Interstate 5 will drop next week as construction work picks up between Burlington and Bellingham.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will temporarily reduce the speed limit from 70 mph to 60 mph starting Tuesday, June 14, when lanes are closed and crews are working. The lower speed limit will improve safety for drivers and workers in the construction zone.
Crews are repairing and repaving 12 miles of northbound I-5 between the Chuckanut Drive interchange in Burlington and the Nulle Road interchange at Lake Samish. Drivers can expect rough and uneven surfaces, narrow lanes and shoulders, limited sight distance and trucks entering and exiting the work zone.
Crews will flip hinged signs to lower the speed limit to 60 mph when working and will return the speed limit to 70 mph when they stop work for the day. Crews are working weeknights from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. daily.
For more information about the project, visit the project page. Pictures are available on Flickr.
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