Upcoming road work and traffic impacts in Sedro-Woolley

(SEDRO-WOOLLEY)- There will be temporary traffic impacts for pavement grinding on N Reed Street and Portobello Avenue in Sedro-Woolley during the week of July 15th. The 2024 Pavement and Pedestrian Improvements Project consists of preparing N Reed Street between SR 20 and Sapp Road for a full width asphalt overlay and preparing Portobello Avenue for a full width asphalt overlay between N Fruitdale Road and East Gateway Heights Loop, according to a news release from the city. The preparation work on both roads will include grinding the existing asphalt along the curb lines before placing a 2-inch lift of asphalt. N     (read more)

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     (read more)

Sampling and dredging in I & J Waterway begins this summer

(BELLINGHAM)- Starting in July, you may see workers, vehicles, sampling equipment, dredging machinery, construction materials, cranes, boats and barges along the shoreline and in the water at the I & J Waterway contaminated sediment site on the Bellingham waterfront. One portion of the site is entering the cleanup phase, with construction crews dredging contaminated sediment. Another portion is in an earlier engineering design phase, with scientists sampling sediment as they assess the type and extent of contamination, according to a news release from Ecology. The dredging operation will remove approximately 18,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the area adjacent to     (read more)

This July 4th, start your summer – not a wildfire

(PORTLAND, OR)- Start your summer – not a wildfire. That's the message officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Region have for to public lands users before the Independence Day holiday. With warmer weather and the July 4th holiday fast-approaching, Forest Service employees ask everyone in Oregon and Washington to review these fire safety tips before planning their celebration, vacation, or recreation on public lands. According to a news release from the Forest Service, fireworks – and other pyrotechnic devices (including smoke bombs and exploding targets) – are illegal on National Forests, year-round. Nationally, 9 out of 10     (read more)

Great American Outdoors Act provides $27.4 million for recreation and access improvements on WA and OR National Forests

(PORTLAND, OR)- The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region is investing $27.4 million in 23 individual Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) projects across National Forests in Washington and Oregon. These investments are made possible by the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund (LRF) established by the Great American Outdoors Act, according to a news release from the Forest Service. The funding provided through the Great American Outdoors Act greatly improved the Forest Service’s ability to address deferred maintenance needs at recreation facilities across the Northwest, said Jacque Buchanan, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester. “We’ve     (read more)

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