Massey Rd/Sumas River Bridge #291 Rehabilitation

Project Update for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Massey Road at the Sumas River will be opened to traffic this afternoon, September 3, 2019. There will be intermittent flagged one-lane closures over the next couple of weeks as final project elements are installed. In addition, there will be a 10-mph speed limit in place through the project site until all work is completed.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience as we worked to get this important rehabilitation project completed.

Contact Us

    1. Doug Burghart


      Project Engineer
      (360) 778-6277

      James Lee

      Engineering Manager
      (360) 778-6264

      322 N. Commercial Street, Suite 301
      Bellingham, WA 98225

      Phone: (360) 778-6210
      Fax: (360) 778-6211

Project Update for Thursday, July 18, 2019

Construction activities will begin on site on Monday, August 5th. Accordingly, Massey Road will be closed at the project site beginning, Monday, August 5th. At that time the signed detour route will be signed and in effect. We anticipate the closure continuing through the end of August.

Whatcom County Public Works Maintenance and Operations crews are scheduled to begin work in August of 2019 to rehabilitate Bridge No. 291 on Massey Road, approximately 700 feet East of Highway 9.

Work will include removing the existing concrete girders and replacing them with new prestressed concrete girders that are stronger and can better handle modern-day vehicular traffic loading. The bridge barrier and guardrail will also be upgraded as part of the bridge rehabilitation.

Bridge No. 291 is currently weight restricted, and this rehabilitation project will lift all weight restrictions.

The project is expected to take 3 weeks, and there will be a full road closure at the bridge site. A signed detour will be in place during construction.

If you have any questions please contact Doug Burghart, Project Engineer, at or (360) 778-6277.