Road restrictions and closures for August 15-19

weather and road conditions can change rapidly

Aug 12, 2016 - by Amy Cloud, Communcations and Outreach

​Drivers need to know that the following City of Bellingham streets will have traffic limitations during the week of August 15-19 in order to accommodate construction. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly; drivers should plan accordingly. 

Sunset Drive – from Interstate-5 to Ellis St
Drivers should expect daytime construction with temporary lane revisions, as crews work on a  watermain utility replacement project.  Eastbound traffic on Sunset Drive will be detoured to Illinois St for portions of the work.  Flaggers will be on-site throughout the project.  For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Main Replacement Program or contact Stephen Day, P.E., project engineer, at or 778-7944.

24th Street & Mill Avenue
Cornwall Avenue – Young Street – Kentucky Street
Drivers should expect some road closures as construction workers prepare for sidewalk construction and paving, as part of bicycle and pedestrian access improvements.  Flaggers will on-site throughout the construction and painting process. For more information contact Paul Reed, construction manager, at 778-7929 or

Champion Street – from Ellis Street to Cornwall Avenue
Construction work will impact traffic, with flagging and some road closures while crews work on street and sidewalk restoration at this work site. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Main Replacement Program or contact Stephen Day, P.E., project engineer, at or 778-7944. 

WSDOT: I-5 between Iowa Street and Nulle Road
According to the state Department of Transportation, motorists can expect lane closures along I-5, alternating between north- and south-bound for paving work. For more information, visit

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. For general questions, please query

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Paul Reed, Construction Manager
Public Works Department

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