West Illinois Multimodal Improvements

Project Overview: ES561

The West Illinois Multimodal Project will add sidewalks to West Illinois and add/upgrade ramps to ADA requirements. In addition, a small roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Meridian Street and West Illinois and the existing signal will be removed. Bike facility markings will be placed on Meridian, Illinois and Girard Streets and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) will be installed at Meridian/North Street, Meridian/Oregon Street and Girard/H Street. The Oregon and H Street crossings will have new pedestrian ramps installed as well. Project challenges include limited space in the right-of-way and utility pole conflicts.

This project is funded by the Bellingham Transportation Fund, a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board Grant, and Washington State Complete Streets.

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Open House on February 16

The City hosted a public open house and Q&A session on Thursday, February 16 about the bike and pedestrian improvements happening in spring 2023 as part of the Parkview Safe Routes to School, West Illinois Multimodal, and Westside Non-Motorized Improvements projects. View a PDF of the presentation slides and recording of the presentation below.

Status – December 2022

Accomplishments: 30% Design review complete.

Next Milestones: 60% Design review.

Project Details

  • Status – Design
  • Contract awarded – TBD
  • Contract amount – TBD
  • Contractor – TBD
  • Vicinity​ M​​ap​​

More Information


Freeman Anthony, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7924
Email: fanthony@cob.org

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