WSDOT built a two-lane bridge for State Route 9 over Lake Creek north of milepost 42 between Lake McMurray and Big Lake, located southwest of Mount Vernon in Skagit County. The bridge replaced a 1950s-era culvert. In 2013, the U.S. District Court for Western Washington ruled that the state must remove culverts that block fish passage under state roads. The SR 9 Lake Creek culvert was one of more than 1,000 subject to this ruling.
| Protects Environment
Removing the culvert and building a bridge allowed crews to build a natural creek bed for Lake Creek, improving fish passage through the area.
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