Road restrictions and closures for Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

weather and road conditions can change rapidly

January 27, 2017 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

​As you might've seen in a recent Herald article, City roads survived the icy weather fairly intact, although as we transition to February there may be some traffic delays. Some Bellingham city streets will have traffic limitations as construction or other work continues.  In winter especially, weather and road conditions can change rapidly; drivers should plan accordingly.  This is road work currently underway:

Holly Street – from Railroad Avenue to Bay Street
Work will begin shortly to repave Holly Street between Railroad and Bay. This overlay project – work normally done during better summer weather – has been moved up to winter and spring, to reduce the impact on downtown businesses.  For more information, contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., project engineer, at or (360) 778-7924.

West Holly Street – from Central Avenue to Broadway
Drivers should expect construction with flagging, temporary lane revisions, and on-street parking restrictions, as crews work on a watermain utility replacement project.  Road work will most likely be near Maritime Heritage Park and C Street and could include work on Saturday, Feb. 4.  For more information, visit the City's web page for the 2016 Watermain Replacement Program or contact Stephen Day, P.E., project engineer, at or (360) 778-7944. 

Girard and 'B' Streets  
The failing traffic signal is being removed in favor of all-way flashing stop, as part of a 90-day study. At the conclusion of the study, the all-way stop is expected to become permanent. For more information, contact Steve Haugen, traffic operations engineer, at or (360) 778-7700.

Silver Beach Ave and Arbor Court  
With construction underway on the City's new water pretreatment plant (inside Whatcom Falls Park) drivers, residents and visitors may experience traffic associated with that work with periodic flagging and limited trail access. Note: 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) 778-7924.

WSDOT and Whatcom County
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) may have projects scheduled in or near Bellingham. To find out, 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 – please 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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