Road Report for Feb. 17-21

Holiday weekend, street construction projects could impact traffic

February 14, 2020 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

Presidents’ Day on Monday will
make it a long weekend for some, so there could be extra traffic on the
streets. Ever-changing winter weather as well as a street construction projects
could also impact travel.  As always,
with care

N. State from Franklin to E. Champion – natural
gas project  

Work is underway to install a new
natural gas main under Whatcom Creek in preparation for the City’s pending
bridge replacement project.  The center
turn lane on North State Street, from Whatcom Creek to Meador, will remain
closed during this work. Drivers will encounter lane shifts and some flagging.
For more information, contact Cascade Natural Gas via Joe Wilkinson at (360)
788-2369 or

Cornwall Ave – storm outfall project (pictured)

Crews are working on the storm
outfall. Cascade Natural Gas is performing some maintenance activities on their
gas main.  Pavement restoration work will be performed episodically as
weather allows.   Drivers can expect lane shifts, perhaps reduction
to single lane travel and some flagging. No detours are planned.  For more
information, contact Craig Mueller, P.E., project engineer, via or (360) 778-7922.

Cordata / Stuart / Horton – safety improvements

Expect to see restriping along
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. We are adding
dedicated center turn lanes, buffered bicycle lanes, flashing beacon crosswalks
at the new Cordata Park, as well as 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 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.  Lane closures related to park
construction have been on hiatus and may resume shortly on an occasional basis
and last into May. For more information, visit the
Park project web page
 or contact
project manager Jonathan Schilk at
or (360) 778-7000.

2019 Transportation Benefit District projects –
several locations  

Rechannelization of Chestnut
Street downtown is complete and – weather permitting – paver replacement work continues.  The 2019
Transportation Benefit District (TBD) project work at the intersection of
Lakeway and Old Lakeway has resumed with work on the watermain there. For more
information, visit the
project web page
 or contact Freeman
Anthony, P.E., project engineer, via
or (360) 778-7924.

Washington State Department of Transportation

State Department of
Transportation (WSDOT) crews have been busy south of Bellingham, cleaning up the
landslide, this one on Chuckanut Drive
. For what’s coming up, drivers can
get real-time traffic information on their phone with the
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

Whatcom County

For updates on County projects
near Bellingham, visit

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

Media Contact

Paul Reed, Construction
City of Bellingham – Public Works
(360) 778-7700

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