It has been reported that the new bridge on Ferndale Road just north of Kanis is complete and open to traffic. That reopens up several routes that use Ferndale and it should also reduce traffic on the detour route along Kanis and Denny Roads back to normal levels.
The good news of the bridge re-opening was tempered by the news that the nearby Ferndale grocery closed on Friday, September 30. The owners said that the detour created for the bridge construction caused their sales to drop by 75% and that they simply could not sustain the loss. There is another store nearby on Kanis, but the Ferndale Grocery has long been a convenient stop for cyclists.