Meridian-Girard Multimodal Safety Improvements

​​​​​​​​​​​Project Overview:​ Bike Lanes, ADA upgrades, Roundabout  ​​ 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 of the Meridian/Illinois intersection as an existing traffic signal ... 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 Street 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 – May 2021 Accomplishments: Project complete. Next Milestone: Close-out ... Read more

Meridian Street Roundabouts Feasibility Study

​Project Overview: ES-0550 In 2019, Public Works staff and Reid Middleton consultants 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 lifespan. Squalicum ... Read more

2019 Transportation Benefit District Projects

​​Project Overview:  ES-0547 This project consists of Transportation Benefit District-funded pedestrian and bicycle improvements throughout Bellingham.  The purpose of this project is to reduce risk and improve connectivity for pedestrian and bike travel in accordance with the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master plans.  This project includes new sidewalks on portions of Yew Street, 24th and Lakeway / ... Read more

Fountain Plaza

Fountain Plaza serves as a gateway to the urban village. The City is currently in the process of redesigning a signature fountain and improvements to the plaza to create a more attractive and inviting space.  More information is available here.