Road restrictions and closures Sept. 12-16

Weather and road conditions can change rapidly

Sep 09, 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 September 12-16 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 will begin as of September 12.  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.

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 preed@cob.org.

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. 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. 

Bellingham Traverse – Saturday, Sept. 17
The popular annual race will impact traffic downtown around Market Square Depot, and along the race route including Old Fairhaven Parkway and Samish Way. Check the website (www.recreationnorthwest.org/bellingham-traverse) 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.


Media Contact

Paul Reed, Construction Manager
Public Works Department
360-778-7929
preed@cob.org


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