Road Report for December 9-13

Holiday season events, street construction projects could impact traffic

Dec 06, 2019 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

​With the holiday season and winter weather looming, there could be traffic impacts. As well, ongoing street and park construction projects could affect travel. With early darkness and so many wearing dark clothing, please travel with care.

Cornwall storm outfall project 

Cascade Natural Gas will be relocating a gas main in Cornwall Avenue at the intersection with Pine Street in anticipation of new stormwater infrastructure construction. There will be occasional lane closures and flaggers present. No detours are planned. For more information, contact Craig Mueller, P.E., project engineer, via camueller@cob.org​ or (360) 778-7922.

Cordata / Stuart / Horton – safety improvements project 

Cordata Parkway from Kline Road to Kellogg Road, Stuart Road from Eliza Street to Cordata Parkway, and Horton Road from the west end to Meridian are being restriped to add dedicated center turn lanes, buffered bicycle lanes, flashing beacon crosswalks at the new Cordata Park and a roundabout at the Horton/Cordata intersection. There will be occasional lane closures and flaggers present. No detours are planned. For more information, visit the project web page or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., project engineer, via camueller@cob.org or (360) 778-7922.

Cordata Park – phase 1 

Cordata Park construction activities include changes to sidewalk alignment, pedestrian entries into the park, installation of artwork, irrigation and paving along Cordata Parkway. Occasional lane closures related to park construction are on hiatus, but will likely resume between January and April 2020. For more information, visit the project web page or contact project manager Jonathan Schilk at jschilk@cob.org or (360) 778-7000.

2019 Transportation Benefit District projects – several locations 

Rechannelization of Chestnut Street downtown is complete, with paver replacement work scheduled for mid-December. The 2019 Transportation Benefit District project work at the intersection of Lakeway and Old Lakeway has been suspended temporarily while materials are being gathered. For more information, visit the project web page or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., project engineer, via fanthony@cob.org or (360) 778-7924.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) 

State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews were busy near Bellingham this year. For what's coming up, drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, tracking the WSDOT north Twitter feed, and get advanced information from the WSDOT construction page​. For ongoing information on current local projects check out https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/travel/construction-updates/whatcom-skagit-island.

Whatcom County 

For updates on County projects near Bellingham, visit http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/308/Public-Works.

We provide 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, travel with care and always obey flaggers. In dark weather, please make sure you're visible to others. 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 vary, depending on inclement weather or last-minute changes in work schedules. Questions? Contact AskPW@cob.org.


Media Contact

​Paul Reed, Construction Manager
City of Bellingham - Public Works
(360) 778-7929
preed@cob.org


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