2020 Watermain Replacement Project – Donovan Avenue

​​​Project Overview: EW-0234

This is the annual water main replacement project to replace aging main on Donovan Avenue between Old Fairhaven Parkway and 30th Street. The water main along Donovan Avenue was installed in 1926 and has failed three times in the past two years. The main is operating at very high water pressure due to the topography of Bellingham. This project will replace the aging mains and also through water pressure zone mapping, will determine a way forward for alleviating the extreme operating pressures. Donovan Avenue is a heavily traveled street for pedestrians, WTA and school busses. Due to the narrowness of the street, Donovan will have to be temporarily closed in segments to complete this work.

Status – February 2021

Accomplishments: All watermain has been installed.

Next Milestones: A stormwater main will be replaced west of 30th Street later this winter/early spring, and then the project area will receive an asphalt overlay when weather conditions allow.

Project Details

  • Status: Construction
  • Contract Awarded: Yes
  • Contract Amount: $1,760,479​
  • Contractor: Colacurcio Brothers Construction, Inc.
  • Vicinity Map


​Craig Mueller, P.E.
Project Engineer​
Phone: (360) 778-7922
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