Major construction and city street projects August 9-13

Major construction and city street projects August 9-13

Work is underway on the brand new five-story Metropolis of Bellingham Operations Heart on Pacific Avenue (pictured). Additional data will be discovered on the mission web site or within the newest press launch. It continues to be a busy summer time for upkeep and development on the town streets. Not all tasks come from the town, however they will have an effect on driving across the metropolis – resembling B. Tasks on Samish Manner, alongside I-5 on Fairhaven Parkway and I-5 exit in Bakerview. Please journey cautiously on the streets of the realm throughout this busy time.

Crack sealing

Annual crack sealing continues, with a number of vehicles carrying tar throughout Bellingham to seal cracks within the highway floor. This work helps stop water from penetrating the subsoil, which might weaken the inspiration of the highway floor. Vacationers are cautioned that this generally is a noisy, dusty course of as cracks are blown out to make sure a dry floor for the tar to stick to. The crews are at present on the north finish of city and will probably be working round city for the following three weeks. Vacationers should count on delays and should observe the directions on the flags. For extra data, contact the Metropolis of Bellingham Avenue Division at (360) 778-7700.

Reconstruction of the rainwater system – Park Place

The rainwater system at 123 Park Place, east of Britton Street 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) (often known as Media), which is a soil combined with different elements to facilitate the elimination of the phosphorus from rainwater earlier than it’s discharged into the lake . The POST system is a brand new rainwater remedy system and this would be the first full-fledged system to be put in with the POST media for rainwater remedy. Through the mission, vacationers can count on elevated development visitors and non permanent closures on North Shore Drive and alongside the highway throughout development. The crews will work Monday by way of Thursday (and a few Fridays) between 7:00 a.m. and seven:00 p.m. The crews are at present making ready the positioning for the POST media set up. For extra data, please contact Aric Smathers, PE Undertaking Engineer at (360) 778-7942 or or go to the Park Place Water High quality Facility Reconstruction mission web site.

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

The visitors disruption continues as work is being carried out 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 way 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 data, see the WSDOT mission report on-line or log in to obtain updates on WSDOT’s customized data supply.

State and Ellis Bridge Substitute

A mission to switch an 80 12 months outdated wood bridge on one of many foremost routes by way of Bellingham is ongoing. The mission, which might take as much as 9 months, will lead to a brand new single span concrete construction over Whatcom Creek. The wood piles in Whatcom Creek will probably be eliminated and the habitat under the bridge will probably be restored. Outlets within the space stay open, the road is now closed to visitors. The diversion redirects visitors to Ohio Avenue, Cornwall Avenue and York Avenue. (You will discover a detour map right here.) There will probably 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 Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The crews ram intermittently and have began demolishing the present bridge. The work within the water has began and will probably be accomplished by September thirtieth. For extra data, 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 – Underpass I-5

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 road will present a direct hyperlink from the King Mountain neighborhood to the hospital and can scale 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 facet of Orchard, changing James Avenue intersection right into a visitors gentle. Anticipate further development visitors within the space and the occasional presence of flags. This mission may even shut a bit of the Squalicum Creek Path the place it should go underneath I-5 at some stage in the mission. For extra data, 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

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 data, please contact Jess Herring, Interim Avenue Division Supervisor, (360) 778-7700 or

The Whatcom Creek foremost 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 way of the Bellingham College District bus yard and will proceed south on Humboldt Avenue, west on Fraser Avenue, by way of the Bellingham Housing Authority, south on Franklin Avenue, throughout Ellis Avenue and alongside York Avenue which ends west of State Avenue. The mission is scheduled to begin in mid to late August. For extra data and a sitemap, go to the Whatcom Creek Trunk Major 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 data on their cellphone, observe the WSDOT north twitter feed, and get superior data from the WSDOT construct web page. For extra data on tasks that might have an effect on your journey, please go to

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

We’re making this report out there as a public service primarily based on at present out there data. When driving by way of a development website – whether or not on foot, by bike or by automotive – please be affected person, drive fastidiously and observe the directions. When it is darkish, 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 foremost works, and utility cuts. Dates, occasions and locations of labor could range relying on dangerous climate or short-term modifications in work schedules. For extra data, ship an electronic mail to