Road Report for March 16-20

COVID-19 closures, street construction could affect travel

March 13, 2020 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

With the novel coronavirus
emergency declarations, there are numerous
and event cancellations
that could affect travel. As well, ongoing street
maintenance and construction projects will affect traffic.  Please wash hands well, pay
attention to
Department recommendations
and, as always, travel
with care

West Horton project  

The West Horton Road project is
underway with site preparation and clearing along Aldrich Road. The project
includes installation of City utilities along with gas, power and telecom, as
well as lighting and sidewalks on both sides with bike lanes. The project will
provide a culvert installation,  a stormwater pond and road access to
Julianna Park. During the initial phase of construction drivers may experience
lane closures or equipment along Aldrich, as well as short-term delays. For
more information, visit the
Horton Road phase 1 web page
or contact Freeman (Fritz)Anthony, P.E.,
project engineer, via or
(360) 778-7924.

Cornwall Ave – storm outfall project

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 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

Crews are 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  (pictured)

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 July. 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   (pictured)

Rechannelization of Chestnut
Street downtown is complete.  The
Transportation Benefit District
(TBD) project work at the intersection of
Lakeway and Old Lakeway is underway on the retaining wall and sidewalk. 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
various landslides and repairing roadways. 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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