Road restrictions and closures May 9-13

Weather and road conditions can change quickly

May 06, 2016 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

Drivers need to know that the following City of Bellingham streets will have traffic limitations during the week of May 9-13 in order to accommodate construction. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly; drivers should plan accordingly. 

*NEW*  Nevada Street – from Alabama to Virginia
Construction work beginning Monday, May 9, on a water main project will impact traffic. There will be flagging for local traffic only and possible long delays as trucks are loaded and unloaded. For more information, 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.  

8th Street – between Harris Avenue and McKenzie Avenue
This stretch of 8th Street has been reopened, and has now been converted to a one-way street in the northbound direction (McKenzie to Harris) per City Council Resolution.  Additional construction work and intermittent short-term closures are expected to continue around the area into early May as contractor crews complete the project. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Quality for Padden Estuary or contact Stephen Day, P.E., Project Engineer, at smday@cob.org or 778-7944.  

Harris Avenue – between 6th and 9th
Travelers may experience intermittent lane closures and traffic delays along Harris Avenue as crews complete project work in this area. For more information, visit the City's web page at Water Quality for Padden Estuary or contact Stephen 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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