Meridian Sewer Main Improvements – South of I-5 to North of Van Wyck Road

Project Overview: EU-0184

Meridian Street is a 5-lane principal arterial street in north Bellingham serving the Birchwood and Cornwall Park neighborhoods south of Interstate 5 and serving the Meridian neighborhood north of I-5 as State Route 539. The project limits are from approximately 800 feet north of Van Wyck Road and approximately 800 feet south of Orchard Street and include approximately 9,500 ft. of mainline sewer within the Meridian Street right of way, approximately 1,600 ft. of a branch sewer main south of W. Bakerview Road, and approximately 1,600 ft. of branch sewer mains located at intersections.

This project consists of surveying, facility evaluation, development of design, and permit documentation for construction of upgrades. Private franchise utilities (CNG, PSE, Comcast, Verizon, etc.) as well as WSDOT have infrastructure located within the project limits.

Corner of Meridian Street that is part of the EU-0184 project

In order to reduce the likelihood of sanitary sewer overflows and accompanying impacts to public health and the environment, the overall goal of this project is to provide adequate capacity to facilitate sewage conveyance in accordance with the City’s 2016 Wastewater Conveyance Plan.

Construction is expected in 2022 and efforts will need to be made to minimize disruptions to traffic.

Funding source: City Sanitary Sewer Funds

Status – January 2021

Accomplishments: 30% design on January 15, 2021. Advertised for and selected Reichhardt and Ebe Engineering, Inc. as design consultant.

Next Milestones: 60% design, permitting, WSDOT coordination.

Project Details

  • Status – Design
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Contacts

​Aric Smathers, PE
Phone: (360) 778-7942
Email: arsmathers@cob.org​

Participating Departments

Affected Neighborhoods