Road restrictions and closures for Thanksgiving Week

weather and road conditions can change rapidly

November 18, 2016 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

Planning to drive somewhere during the holiday week?  Even just across town?  You need to know that some Bellingham city streets will have traffic limitations during the holiday-shortened week of November 21-23 as construction continues.  And certainly weather and road conditions can change rapidly; drivers should plan accordingly.  Here's the work that is road work currently underway:

Samish Way – Ridgemont to 48th
Drivers should expect some flagging and delays for construction work along Samish Way. Workers are replacing roadside valley gutters with flat shoulders, for the safety of bike riders. The work will be ongoing on this for the next couple weeks depending on the weather.

C Street and Roeder
The Port of Bellingham has been installing a city watermain on C and Roeder. Most of the work is on C Street, with intermittent delays on Roeder. As needed flaggers are directing traffic through the work zone.

Silver Beach Ave and Arbor Court
Drivers, residents and visitors to Whatcom Falls Park should expect construction traffic associated with the Water Treatment Plant pretreatment project.  Due to increased construction-related traffic, there will be periodic flagging and limited trail access. The parking at Arbor Court and adjacent access to the waterline trail will be closed through 2018 to allow for construction. For more information, visit the City's web page at DAF Water Treatment Plant or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., project engineer, at or (360) 778-

WSDOT and Whatcom County
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) does not have any projects scheduled in Bellingham, but there is construction work throughout Whatcom County. For details, visit the Washington State Department of Transportation.  For updates on Whatcom County Public Works traffic projects near Bellingham, visit

Your City of Bellingham Public Works Department provides this “road report” as a public service based on currently available information. When traveling through a construction area – whether walking, cycling or driving – you 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 may change, depending on 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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