Fish passage modifications on SR 546 near Northwood Road in Lynden begin July 15

(LYNDEN)– Travelers should expect to see construction activities on State Route 546, near Northwood Road in Lynden, starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 15. The work is due to modifications to the Kamm Ditch fish passage project, according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Travelers will see single-lane closures through the duration of the project followed by a five-day full road closure of SR 546 from 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, until 5 a.m. Friday, July 26. After the full closure, single-lane closures will continue through the end of July. Construction is expected to wrap up before the Northwest Washington Fair.

This project will make modifications to the wing walls of the fish passage structure that runs under SR 546. Fish passage work removes barriers and improves the ability of fish to move through waterways. This project gained an estimated 3,094-feet of habit for native species of fish, like trout and salmon, to more easily navigate the creek.