Drivers need to know that the following City of Bellingham streets will have traffic limitations during the week of September 19-23 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 and intermittent detours as crews work on a watermain utility replacement project. Flaggers will be on-site when construction or detours are active. Night work is not currently scheduled for the week of Sept. 19-23, but should resume beginning Monday, Sept. 26. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Main Replacement Program or contact Stephen Day, P.E., project engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-7944.
Champion Street – from Ellis Street to Cornwall Avenue
Construction work on a water main project will impact traffic, with flagging and some road closures while crews perform sidewalk restoration work and prepare the road surface for paving. Drivers should also expect some construction delays on Cornwall Avenue at Champion Street. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Main Replacement Program or contact Stephen Day, P.E., project engineer, at email@example.com or 778-7944.
Bellingham Bay Marathon – Sunday, Sept. 25
Due to a marathon that begins and ends in downtown near the Market Square Depot, there will be traffic impacts along Boulevard and Eldridge Avenues as well as several City cross streets. Check the website (http://www.bellinghambaymarathon.org) for more details.
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 AskPW@cob.org.