Road Report for February 3-7

Rain, winter weather, street work could impact traffic

Jan 31, 2020 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

More rain and possibly snow are
on the way, according to the
National
Weather Service
.  Which means that,
on the heels of recent wintry weather, there could be some flooding and street
damage.  Both could impact traffic, as
could several ongoing street construction projects. Please,
travel
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
joe.wilkinson@cngc.com.

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
camueller@cob.org or (360) 778-7922.

Cordata / Stuart / Horton – safety improvements
project  

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
Cordata/Stuart/Horton
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 have been on hiatus and may resume shortly and
last through April 2020. For more information, visit the
Cordata
Park 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 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
TBD
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) 778-7700
preed@cob.org


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