Road restrictions and closures for Dec. 21-23, 2015

Weather and road conditions can change rapidly

Dec 18, 2015 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

It is important to know that the following City of Bellingham streets will have traffic limitations during the holiday-shortened week of December 21-23, 2015 to accommodate construction. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly; they should plan accordingly.  

8th Street – between Harris Avenue and McKenzie Avenue
This stretch of 8th Street is closed for construction of a regional stormwater treatment facility for Fairhaven. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Quality for Padden Estuary or contact Larry Scholten, P.E., Project Engineer, at ljscholten@cob.org or 778-7923.

Harris Avenue – between 6th and 9th
Travelers can expect intermittent lane closures and traffic delays along Harris Avenue until Dec. 9. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Quality for Padden Estuary or contact Larry Scholten, P.E., Project Engineer, at ljscholten@cob.org or 778-7923.

Gladstone and Puget streets
Tentative crosswalk installation planned at Gladstone and Puget streets. Travelers can expect minor delays. For more information, visit the City's web page at Carl Cozier Safe Routes to School, or contact Steve Day, P.E., Project Engineer, at smday@cob.org or 778-7944.

Lincoln Street
Travelers may encounter minor delays on Lincoln Street, between Byron Avenue and Maple Street. Flaggers may be on-site to direct traffic around construction as crews work on sidewalk improvements along the east side of Lincoln Street. For more information contact Sam Shipp, P.E., Project Engineer, at sshipp@cob.org or 778-7942.

Lincoln and Potter streets
Travelers may encounter minor traffic delays at the intersection of Lincoln and Potter streets. Crews will be doing asphalt work, motorists should proceed with caution through the intersection. For more information, visit the City's web page at Carl Cozier Safe Routes to School, or contact Steve Day, P.E., Project Engineer, at smday@cob.org or 778-7944.

 

The City of Bellingham Public Works Department provides this road status update, as a public service, based on currently available information. When traveling through a construction area, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution and obey flaggers at all times. Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work including resurfacing, sidewalk construction, water and sewer main work, and utility cuts. Dates, times and work locations are subject to change due to inclement weather or last-minute changes in work schedules.


Media Contact

Paul Reed, Construction Manager
Public Works Department
360-778-7929
preed@cob.org


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