Interstate 5, SR 548 to SR 543

 

Last Driven September 2016

MP: 266.74

Location: I-5 and Grandview Rd, Whatcom Cty

Reassurance shield after SR 548

MP: 270.87

Location: I-5 and Birch Bay-Lynden Rd, Whatcom Cty

Reassurance shield just after Birch Bay-Lynden Rd

 

MP: 274.12

Location: I-5 and Peace Portal Dr, Blaine

A few miles later, we’ll approach SR 543, which WSDOT is really trying to emphasize as an alternative to the Peace Arch crossing with their newest re-signing.

(Historic Photo: April 2007)

MP: 274.15

Location: I-5 and Peace Portal Dr, Blaine

3/4 mile to SR 543, which is more than just “Truck Customs”

MP: 274.26

Location: I-5 and Peace Portal Dr, Blaine

Only 23 miles to Point Roberts, Washington – but it’s only accessible via Canada and BC 99/BC 17.

MP: 274.34

Location: I-5 and Peace Portal Dr, Blaine

Two miles to both the I-5 and the SR 543 border crossings.

(Historic Photo: April 2007)

MP: 274.43

Location: I-5 and SR 543, Blaine

An admirable reproduction of BCMOT shields, given their relative complexity. They only forgot the base “BC” at the bottom. Anyway, take SR 543 to get to BC-15, and I-5 for BC-99. Trucks use SR 543 to BC-15

 

MP: 274.73

Location: I-5 and SR 543, Blaine

Both crossings have Nexus lanes.

(Historic Photo: April 2007)

MP: 274.77

Location: I-5 and SR 543, Blaine

SR 543 to BC-15 exits, I-5 continues to 548 and then Canada

MP: 274.84

Location: I-5 and SR 543, Blaine

Exit for SR 543 north.

N to SR 548, S to SR 539

N to BC-15/BC International Boundary

W to I-5