City road and projects report for June 21-25

City road and projects report for June 21-25
City road and projects report for June 21-25

As we flip the nook into the summer season, the town’s highway evaluation continues, utilizing a laser highway floor tester mounted on a big white van that drives each avenue in Bellingham. This evaluation supplies 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 highway wants, as are a number of development initiatives within the Bellingham space that would additionally impression journey. Not all initiatives are these of the town, however they nonetheless contain touring across the metropolis, reminiscent of B. Building alongside Samish Method and alongside I-5 at Fairhaven Parkway and on the I-5 exits in Bakerview. As all the time, please journey with warning.

Reconstruction 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 Therapy System (POST) (often known as Media), which is a soil combined with different elements to facilitate the removing of the phosphorus from rainwater earlier than it’s discharged into the lake . The POST system is a brand new rainwater therapy system and this would be the first full-fledged system to be put in with the POST media for rainwater therapy. Through the undertaking, vacationers can count on elevated development visitors and non permanent closures on North Shore Drive and alongside the highway throughout development. Crews will work Monday by means of Thursday (and a few Fridays) between 7 a.m. and seven p.m. This work started on June 14th when the contractor arrange the erosion management and commenced offering tools and supplies. For extra info, please contact Aric Smathers, PE Undertaking Engineer at (360) 778-7942 or or go to the Park Place Water High quality Facility Reconstruction undertaking web site.

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

The visitors disruption continues as work is being performed on a pair of culverts beneath Interstate 5 and State Route 11 south of Bellingham which have prevented salmon and different fish from touring upstream. The State Division of Transportation (WSDOT) replaces these culverts. From Monday to Thursday by means of September, lanes could also be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The I-5 driveway can be affected. For extra info, please see the WSDOT undertaking report on-line or join updates on WSDOT’s customized info supply.

State and Ellis Bridge Substitute

A undertaking to interchange an 80 12 months previous picket bridge on one of many most important routes by means of Bellingham is underway. The undertaking, which may take as much as 9 months, will end in a brand new single span concrete construction over Whatcom Creek. The picket piles inside Whatcom Creek might be eliminated and the habitat under the bridge might be restored. Retailers within the space stay open, the road is now closed to visitors. The diversion diverts visitors to Ohio Road, Cornwall Avenue and York Road. (You’ll find a detour map right here.) There might be some single lane closures on Northbound Forest Road and Ellis Road for all the length of the undertaking. The working hours of the crew are from Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The groups are at present ramming; that the work can take two to 4 weeks. For extra info, please contact Aric Smathers, PE Undertaking Engineer at (360) 778-7942 or or go to the State and Ellis Bridge Substitute Undertaking web site.

Orchard Drive connector – I-5 underpass (pictured)

The Orchard Drive enlargement undertaking will create an artery hyperlink between James Road on Orchard Drive beneath I-5 and hook up 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 Road and the I-5 Meridian and Sundown Drive intersections. The undertaking will embrace bidirectional bike lanes and lighted walkways on the north aspect of Orchard, changing James Road intersection right into a visitors gentle. Count on further development visitors within the space and the occasional presence of flags. This undertaking may also shut a piece of the Squalicum Creek Path the place it should cross beneath I-5 in the course of the undertaking. For extra info, go to the Orchard Drive Extension web site or contact Undertaking Engineer Craig Mueller, PE at or (360) 778-7922.

Asphalt and concrete repairs – roads and sidewalks

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 Road Division Supervisor, (360) 778-7700 or

The Whatcom Creek most important sanitary sewer rehabilitation undertaking is slated to start shortly. The undertaking boundaries start close to the dealership on the intersection of Nevada Road and Whatcom Creek and proceed west on Whatcom Creek Path, round one other dealership, by means of the Bellingham Faculty District bus yard and will proceed south on Humboldt Road, west on Fraser Road, by means of the Bellingham Housing Authority, south on Franklin Road, throughout Ellis Road and alongside York Road which ends west of State Road. The undertaking begins in July. For extra info and a sitemap, go to the Whatcom Creek Trunk Foremost web site or contact Larry Scholten, PE, Undertaking 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 initiatives that would have an effect on your journey, please go to

For the most recent info on county initiatives close to Bellingham, go to the Whatcom County Public Works web site. It’s potential to subscribe to additional info.

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