West Illinois Street Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Improvements

Project Overview:​ Sidewalks, ADA Upgrades, Crosswalks, Bike Lanes ​​​ ​ West Illinois Street is identified in the 2012 Pedestrian Master Plan as a Tier 1 priority to complete significant sidewalk gaps between Meridian Street and Lynn Street at the northern edge of the Fountain District Urban Village and in the Columbia Neighborhood. The 2014 Bicycle Master Plan recommends marked bike lanes ... Read more

Parkview Elementary Safe Route to School Improvements

​Project Overview: Sidewalks, ADA upgrades, Crosswalks, Bike Lanes ​ ​​ The Bellingham School District is reconstructing Parkview Elementary School in 2020 and, when complete, the new school will have capacity for 100 additional students.  While there is not a significant collision history in the vicinity of the school, the 2012 Pedestrian Master Plan identifies significant sidewalk gaps along ... Read more

Meridian-Girard Multimodal Safety Improvements

​​​​​​​​​​​Project Overview:​ Bike Lanes, ADA upgrades, Roundabout  ​​ Please click on images above to expand them.  In 2019, Public Works commissioned the West Illinois Street Multimodal Corridor Traffic Study to examine the pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular improvement needs on the West Illinois Street corridor from Sunset Drive to Lynn Street. The study included specific operational analysis ... Read more

2020 TBD Projects and 40th Street Sidewalk

​​​​Project Overview: ES-0553 This project includes pedestrian and bicycle facility improvements throughout Bellingham including a new sidewalk on the east side of 40th from El​wood to Fielding and improvements at the Grant/Kentucky intersection. This will improve pedestrian and bicycle access.  Funded by Street and Transportation Benefit District. ​ Project Status – July 2020 Accomplishments: Project bid and awarded. Next ... Read more

Meridian Street Roundabouts Feasibility Study

​Project Overview: ES-0550 In 2019, Public Works staff and Reid Middleton consultants are engaged in a comprehensive study of the two closely-spaced intersection at Meridian/Birchwood and Meridian/Squalicum to examine alternatives to converting these intersections into roundabouts.  The traffic signals at these two intersections must be operated in tandem and they are nearing the end of their functional ... Read more