City road and projects report for June 14-18

City road and projects report for June 14-18
City road and projects report for June 14-18

The town is constant a street evaluation utilizing a laser street floor tester mounted on a big white van that drives each avenue in Bellingham. This evaluation offers information on roads that require upkeep and restore, and determines the order of overlay work (renewal). In the meantime, upkeep work is ongoing for the beforehand recognized street wants, as are a number of building tasks within the Bellingham space that might additionally impression journey. Not all tasks are these of the town, however they nonetheless contain touring across the metropolis, similar to B. Building alongside Samish Approach and alongside I-5 at Fairhaven Parkway and on the I-5 exits in Bakerview. As at all times, please journey with warning.

NEW: Conversion of the rainwater system – Park Place

The rainwater system at 123 Park Place, east of Britton Highway and North Shore Drive, is being rebuilt to take away phosphorus from rainwater flowing into Lake Whatcom. Rainwater is handled with Phosphorus Optimized Rainwater Remedy System (POST) (also called Media), which is soil combined with different elements to facilitate the removing of the phosphorus from rainwater earlier than it’s discharged into the lake. This would be the first full-fledged system to be put in with the POST media for rainwater remedy. In the course of the mission, vacationers can anticipate elevated building visitors and short-term closures on North Shore Drive and alongside the street throughout building. The crews work from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and seven p.m. This work will start on Monday June 14th when the contractor will arrange erosion management and start offering gear and supplies. For extra info, please contact Aric Smathers, PE Challenge Engineer at (360) 778-7942 or or go to the Park Place Water High quality Facility Reconstruction mission web site.

NEW: New Buildings – N. State Avenue (between Laurel and Rose)

Subsequent week, when work on a housing mission is accomplished, drivers can anticipate delays as North State Avenue’s west lane re-paved and new lane markings. Visitors shall be maintained in a single lane, with short-term delays for vehicles getting into and exiting the positioning. For extra info, please contact Paul Reed, Web site Supervisor at (360) 778-7700 or

Padden Creek Fish Cross – I-5 and State Route 11

The visitors disruption continues as work is being completed on a pair of culverts underneath Interstate 5 and State Route 11 south of Bellingham which have prevented salmon and different fish from touring upriver. The State Division of Transportation (WSDOT) replaces these culverts. From Monday to Thursday by September, lanes could also be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The I-5 driveway can be affected. Please confer with the WSDOT mission report on-line for extra info or log in to obtain updates on WSDOT’s personalised info supply.

State and Ellis Bridge Alternative

A mission to interchange an 80 yr previous picket bridge on one of many principal routes by Bellingham is underway. The mission, which might take as much as 9 months, will lead to a brand new single span concrete construction over Whatcom Creek. The picket piles in Whatcom Creek shall be eliminated and the habitat under the bridge shall be restored. Outlets within the space stay open, the road is now closed to visitors. The diversion diverts visitors to Ohio Avenue, Cornwall Avenue and York Avenue. (You’ll find a detour map right here.) There shall be some single-lane closures on Northbound Forest Avenue and Ellis Avenue all through the lifetime of the mission. The working hours of the crew are from Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. From subsequent week (June 14th) the crews will begin with the pile driving; that the work can take two to 4 weeks. For extra info, please contact Aric Smathers, PE Challenge Engineer at (360) 778-7942 or or go to the State and Ellis Bridge Alternative Challenge web site.

Orchard Drive connector – I-5 underpass (pictured)

The Orchard Drive growth mission will create an artery hyperlink between James Avenue on Orchard Drive underneath I-5 and connect with the Birchwood Avenue / Squalicum Parkway intersection. As soon as in place, the brand new avenue will present a direct hyperlink from the King Mountain neighborhood to the hospital and can cut back congestion on Ellis Avenue and the I-5 Meridian and Sundown Drive intersections. The mission will embrace bidirectional bike lanes and lighted walkways on the north aspect of Orchard, changing James Avenue intersection right into a visitors gentle. Count on further building visitors within the space and the occasional presence of flags. This mission will even shut a bit of the Squalicum Creek Path the place it should go underneath I-5 at some point of the mission. For extra info, go to the Orchard Drive Extension web site or contact Challenge Engineer Craig Mueller, PE at or (360) 778-7922.

West Horton Challenge

The West Horton Highway mission ends with ongoing landscaping and land clearing work. The mission offers entry for all customers by the hall and the car parking zone for Julianna Park. For extra info, go to the West Horton Highway Part 1 web site or contact Freeman (Fritz) Anthony, PE, Challenge Engineer at or (360) 778-7924.

Asphalt and concrete repairs – roads and sidewalks

The town’s annual asphalt and concrete restore for streets and sidewalks throughout Bellingham is ongoing. Restore groups work throughout city to make an inventory of the repairs wanted. For extra info, please contact Jess Herring, Interim Avenue Division Supervisor, (360) 778-7700 or

The Whatcom Creek principal sanitary sewer rehabilitation mission is slated to start shortly. The mission boundaries start close to the dealership on the intersection of Nevada Avenue and Whatcom Creek and proceed west on Whatcom Creek Path, round one other dealership, by the Bellingham College District bus yard and will proceed south on Humboldt Avenue, west on Fraser Avenue, by the Bellingham Housing Authority, south on Franklin Avenue, throughout Ellis Avenue and alongside York Avenue which ends west of State Avenue. The mission begins in July. For extra info and a sitemap, go to the Whatcom Creek Trunk Essential web site or contact Larry Scholten, PE, Challenge Engineer at or (360) 778-7923.

Washington State Division of Transportation (WSDOT)

Drivers can use the WSDOT visitors app to get real-time visitors info on their telephone, observe the WSDOT north twitter feed, and get superior info from the WSDOT construct web page. For extra info on tasks that might have an effect on your journey, please go to

For the newest info on county tasks close to Bellingham, go to the Whatcom County Public Works web site. It’s doable to subscribe to additional info.

We’re making this report out there as a public service based mostly on at the moment out there info. When driving by a building web site – whether or not on foot, by bike or by automobile – please be affected person, drive fastidiously and observe the directions. At nighttime, ensure you are seen to others. Deliberate street closures and restrictions are required to accommodate all kinds of works together with resurfacing, pavement constructing, water and sewer principal works, and utility cuts. Dates, occasions and work places could differ relying on unhealthy climate or short-term adjustments in work schedules. For extra info, ship an e-mail to