Project Info

SR 542 - High Creek Fish Passage - Complete September 2016

WSDOT built a new box culvert underneath SR 542 just west of Big River Boulevard in Maple Falls. The new culvert replaces a round culvert that was installed in the 1970s and had become a barrier for fish migration. In 2013, the U.S. District Court for Western Washington ruled that the state must remove culverts that block fish passage under state roads.


How you benefit

Protects environment
Installing an 11- by 26-foot box culvert to replace the round culvert and rebuilding the creek bed will restore High Creek to a natural state and open up more of the creek for native and migratory fish. The completion of the project helps bring the state into compliance with the U.S. District Court ruling.  


Pre-Existing Funds (PEF): $2,445,000
Total: $2,445,000


Contact us
Northwest Region Communications
15700 Dayton Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133