Meador Avenue and James Street Whatcom Creek Bridge Replacement Projects

Aerial view of bridge going over Whatcom Creek
Project Overview: ER015 & ER016 James Street and Meador Avenue are federally classified major collectors serving the surrounding neighborhoods in the middle of Bellingham. The two bridges to be replaced were originally built in 1936 and rebuilt in 1962 and are nearly identical. Both are built on timber piers which have been deteriorating. The project ... Read more

State-Ellis Bridge Replacement

Whatcom Creek flowing under the State-Ellis Street bridge
Project Overview: ER014 The State-Ellis Bridge across Whatcom Creek is a timber structure bridge supported by wooden piles located at the intersection of State and Ellis streets. The bridge was built in the 1930’s. It has gradually deteriorated and requires replacement. The new bridge structure is a single span concrete structure over Whatcom Creek. The ... Read more

Whatcom Creek Trunk Main

​​​​​​​​​​​Project Overview: EU182 This project will re-line a 1909 sewer trunk main along Whatcom Creek from Nevada R/W West to the State/York intersection. The goal of the project is to extend the life of the egg-shaped pipe by re-lining the interior. Videos of the interior of the main shows deterioration in the pipe including holes ... 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

Water Main Replacement Program (2014-2015)

The 2014-2015 Water Main Replacement project is part of an annual program to replace aging water mains that are at the end of their lifecycle and require upgrades to better provide reliable water service.