Road Report for January 27-31

Wintry weather, street work could impact traffic

January 24, 2020 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

​More rain is coming, according to the
National Weather Service. Lots of rain. Which means that, on the heels of last week’s snow and ice, 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

Cornwall Ave – storm outfall project​

​​Cornwall Avenue and Bellingham Bay

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 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 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 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 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

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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