State Route 547 marker

State Route 547
Map of Whatcom County in northwestern Washington with SR 547 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by RCW 47.17.806
Maintained by WSDOT
Length10.79 mi[2] (17.36 km)
Existed1984[1]–present
Major junctions
South end SR 542 in Kendall
North end SR 9 in Sumas
Location
CountiesWhatcom
Highway system
SR 546SR 548

State Route 547 (SR 547) is a Washington state highway located in Whatcom County, south of the Canada–US border. The 10.79-mile (17.36 km) long route runs northwest from SR 542 in Kendall to SR 9 in Sumas. The highway was originally created in 1984, but a road extending from Kendall to Sumas has been on maps since 1966 along the Sumas–Glacier route of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.

Route description

State Route 547 begins at a junction with SR 542 in Kendall, located northwest of Mount Baker.[3] At the intersection, the highway is named Kendall Road and turns north towards the Canada–US border.[2][3] After passing Kendall Elementary School,[4] the route crosses Kendall Creek to enter Balford.[2][3] SR 547 turns northwest and passes the Bakers Edge Golf Course, Peaceful Valley and Columbia before turning west and becoming Reese Hill Road.[2][3] The highway turns north to become Hillview Road and later Sumas Road before curving west towards Sumas as Rock Road and Front Street before crossing the Sumas River into Sumas. The roadway ends at an intersection with SR 9, about 0.67 miles (1.08 km) south of the Canada–US border.[2][3]

History

The current route of SR 547 first appeared on a map in 1966, when it followed the route of the now defunct SumasGlacier route of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.[5][6] In 1984, the Washington State Legislature and Washington State Department of Transportation added the road to the state highway system.[1]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Whatcom County.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Kendall0.000.00 SR 542 (Mount Baker Highway) – Bellingham, Mount Baker
Sumas10.7917.36 SR 9 (Cherry Street) – Sedro-Woolley, Arlington, Snohomish
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b Washington State Legislature. "RCW 47.17.806: State Route 547". Retrieved June 3, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Washington State Department of Transportation (2006). "State Highway Log: Planning Report, SR 2 to SR 971" (PDF). Retrieved June 3, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e Google (June 3, 2009). "State Route 547" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 3, 2009.
  4. ^ Mount Baker School District (2009). "Kendall Elementary School". Retrieved June 10, 2009.
  5. ^ Victoria, 1966 (Map). 1:250,000. Cartography by United States Geological Survey. University of Texas at Austin. 1966. Retrieved June 3, 2009.
  6. ^ Concrete, 1962 (Map). 1:250,000. Cartography by United States Geological Survey. University of Texas at Austin. 1962. Retrieved June 3, 2009.

External links

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  • Highways of Washington State