SR 9 - Lake Creek - Fish Passage - Complete March 2016

WSDOT built a two-lane bridge for State Route 9 over Lake Creek north of milepost 42 between Lake McMurray and Big Lake, located southwest of Mount Vernon in Skagit County. The bridge replaced a 1950s-era culvert. In 2013, the U.S. District Court for Western Washington ruled that the state must remove culverts that block fish passage under state roads. The SR 9 Lake Creek culvert was one of more than 1,000 subject to this ruling.


How you benefit

Protects environment
Removing the culvert and building a bridge allowed crews to build a natural creek bed for Lake Creek, improving fish passage through the area.


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

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SR 9 Lake Creek Bridge
The new SR 9 bridge over Lake Creek in Skagit County opens up new habitat for salmon, steelhead and other fish.