Road restrictions and closures for Dec. 14-18, 2015

Weather and road conditions can change rapidly

Dec 11, 2015 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

The following City of Bellingham streets will have traffic limitations during the week of December 14-18, 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.

Alabama Street from Cornwall Avenue to St. Clair Street 
Six new overhead pedestrian signals became operational at the end of November. More information about the High-intensity Activate crosswalk (HAWK) signals can be found at Alabama Corridor safety improvements. Travelers can expect delays along Alabama Street between Cornwall Avenue and St. Clair Street as crews continue work on the project. For more information, visit the City’s web page at Alabama Corridor Multimodal Safety Improvements or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at fanthony@cob.org or 778-7924.

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.

Harris Avenue – between 6th and 9th
Travelers may still find intermittent lane closures and traffic delays along Harris Avenue, though work should be completed. 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.

Lincoln Street
Travelers should expect minor delays on Lincoln Street, between Byron Avenue and Maple Street. Flaggers will 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 can expect minor traffic delays and single lane traffic 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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