Night work planned for Holly St. watermain project

'After hours' construction coming mid-March

March 07, 2017 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outrech

Construction to replace a water main will continue to impact traffic on West Holly Street this spring, and will include some work at night.  As the construction continues reaches the intersection of Holly and “F” streets, contractors will perform some work at night later this month. 

Shifting to night work at this busy intersection will help to lessen traffic impacts and increase public safety.  The project is part of the City of Bellingham's annual water main replacement program, to help ensure reliable water service.

Night work is expected to begin on Tuesday evening, March 14 and to continue approximately three evenings.  The after-business hours work will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday to Thursday evenings only.  The specific dates of night work may be non-consecutive, the proposed dates may shift to accommodate the project schedule, and additional night work may occur at a later date.  Night work updates will be posted on message boards located around the work zone.  Noise mitigation measures will be in effect for all nighttime work.

During the day, flaggers and traffic barrels will direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic through the work site; emergency vehicles will receive priority passage through the work zone.

Those who regularly travel via Holly Street or F Street through the work zone should drive with caution and obey flagger instruction. Drivers may want to allow extra time or consider alternate routes, if possible.

The City would also like to remind the public that businesses near the project are open, and to thank those businesses for their patience during construction.  On-street parking restricted during construction will be made available as soon as possible after construction activities are completed.

For more information on the Holly Street water main replacement, visit and “search” Watermain Replacement Program, or contact Project Engineer Steve Day at or (360) 778-7944. For road construction information on an ongoing basis, visit “News” for the weekly Road Report issued each Friday.

Media Contact

​Steve Day, Project Engineer
Public Works Department
(360) 778-7944

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