Beginning May 19 and extending until June 8, Birch Bay-Lynden Road at Portal Way will be closed at the railroad tracks, to accommodate the BNSF railroad crossing upgrades that are necessary for the overall traffic signalization project which began on April 14.
A signed detour will be in place during this time period.
The detour will run south on Portal Way to Grandview Road, then west to Blaine Road, and north on Blaine Road to reconnect with Birch Bay-Lynden Road. Locals are encouraged to take alternate back roads that will provide shorter routes but are more complicated for visitors and larger vehicles.
BNSF may be able to complete their work in less than the three week closure time period.