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SR 542 Deming Corridor Study online open house

Welcome to the SR 542 Deming Corridor Study online open house

State Route 542, also known as the Mount Baker Highway, is a vital connection for the communities of eastern Whatcom County allowing them access to the rest of western Washington State. At the same time, the highway connects travelers with outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities near Mount Baker and acts as an economic corridor transporting over 3 million tons of freight each year.

Like many state highways, SR 542 passes through rural communities including the community of Deming, where  the highway lacks options for pedestrians, bicyclists and those using mobility devices to travel.

The SR 542 Deming Corridor Study will document transportation needs along the SR 542 corridor in Deming as well as possible strategies to enhance accessibility and safety for all modes of travel. This planning process will lay the groundwork for funding design and construction of corridor improvements.

How to Participate

This online open house presents some materials about existing conditions on the SR 542 corridor near Deming. Share your opinions, concerns, and preferences with us in our online survey.

Your perspective and feedback will help us understand the community’s and help shape the future improvement strategies.

SR 542 corridor survey

Help us to understand your opinions and concerns about traveling on SR 542 near and in Deming. Share your thoughts with us by taking our survey available online or in an accessible PDF format.

This survey will be available through August 31, 2022.

Online web survey (English)

Accessible PDF survey (PDF 1MB)

Language assistance services

If you have difficulty understanding English, you may, free of charge, request language assistance services for this Department information by calling (360) 705-7090, or email us at:

Title VI notice to public

It is the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OEO’s Title VI Coordinator at 360-705-7090.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information

This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing the Office of Equal Opportunity at or by calling toll free, 855-362-4ADA (4232). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request by calling the Washington State Relay at 711.