Road restrictions and closures May 31-June 3

Weather and road conditions can change quickly

May 27, 2016 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

Drivers need to know that the following City of Bellingham streets will have traffic limitations during the holiday-shortened week of May 31 to June 3 in order to accommodate construction. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly; drivers should plan accordingly. 

New: Champion Street – from Ellis Street to Cornwall Avenue
Construction work on a water main project will impact traffic, including flagging and temporary lane closures as crews perform trenching for utility work. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Main Replacement Program or contact Stephen Day, P.E., project engineer, at smday@cob.org or 778-7944. 

Nevada Street – from Alabama Street to Virginia Street
Construction work on a water main project will impact traffic, including flagging and temporary lane closure as crews perform trenching for utility work. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Main Replacement Program or contact Stephen Day, P.E., project engineer, at smday@cob.org or 778-7944. 

Donovan Avenue – between 21st and 22nd Streets
Construction work on a Happy Valley neighborhood sewer main replacement project will impact traffic on this block.  A short detour will be in place to Harris Avenue.  For more information, visit the City's web page at Sanitary Sewer Replacement or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., project engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.  

 22nd Street – Old Fairhaven Parkway to Happy Court
Construction work on a Happy Valley neighborhood sewer main replacement project will require closing this block to through traffic.  Local traffic access will be maintained. For more information, visit the City's web page at Sanitary Sewer Replacement or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., project engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.  

State Department of Transportation: I-5 between Iowa Street and Nulle Road
According to WSDOT, motorists can expect lane closures along I-5, alternating between north- and south-bound, lasting through July, for paving work. The project will require closing the Samish Way on and off ramps southbound (May 25-27, July 5-6) and northbound (June 14-26, July 6-7) and the Ohio Street southbound off ramp (June 27-29.)  For more information, visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i5/nullerdiowastpaving/.

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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