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Road restrictions and closures July 1-3, 2013

Posted: June 28, 2013 10:58:04 AM PDT

The City of Bellingham wishes to inform the public that the following roads will have traffic limitations during the week of July1-3, 2013, to accommodate construction and repair.  No work July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day.

Woburn Street from Lakeway to Alabama streets paving
Expect traffic delays, lane closures and possible detours along Woburn Street from Lakeway to Alabama streets. Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate routes. Colacurcio Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, is working to complete the paving project started last year. Crews will be installing traffic signal loops July 1 and resurfacing from 12 noon to midnight on July 2 and 3.. Flaggers will direct traffic through lane closures and detours. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2012-overlay-resurfacing-program-es-459.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

Highland Drive, Garden to Taylor streets and W. College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway
Highland Drive from Garden to Taylor streets and W. College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway will be intermittently reduced to one lane as crews prepare various sections for the annual street overlay program and sewer repair. Stremler Gravel is under contract with the City of Bellingham to complete the work. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through the lane closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2013-overlay-resurfacing-program-es-475.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

W. Bakerview Road at Dover Street right-of way night work
Monday and Tuesday evenings to Wednesday morning, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., travelers can expect lane closures on W. Bakerview Road near the Dover Street right-of-way as Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues work to improve arterial safety on the I-5 overpass. Flaggers will direct traffic through any delays and lane closures. No work on the nights of July 3 - 8. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/w-bakerview-es-462.aspx or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

W. Bakerview Road between Bennett and W. Maplewood avenues night work
Monday and Tuesday evenings to Wednesday morning, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., travelers can expect eastbound lane closures on W. Bakerview Road from Bennett to W. Maplewood avenues as Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues work to improve arterial safety on the I-5 overpass. Flaggers will direct traffic through any delays and lane closures. No work on the nights of July 3 - 8. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/w-bakerview-es-462.aspx or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Closure on W. Maplewood Avenue from McLeod to W. Bakerview roads
Northbound W. Maplewood Avenue from McLeod to W. Bakerview roads will be closed to through traffic with a detour in place. Southbound W. Maplewood Avenue from McLeod to W. Bakerview  roads will be open between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., however expect intermittent lane closures during work hours of Monday evenings to Friday mornings, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues work to improve arterial safety on the I-5 overpass. Flaggers will direct traffic through any delays, detours and lane closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/w-bakerview-es-462.aspx or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Cornwall Avenue at Maple Street
Travelers can expect intermittent delays on Cornwall Avenue and Maple Street as construction continues on raingarden installation and related stormwater improvements. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through lane closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/cornwall-cso-improvements-eu-0161.aspx or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at fanthony@cob.org or 778-7924.

Harris and McKenzie avenues, 4th and 10th streets
Travelers can expect moderate truck traffic on Harris and McKenzie avenues as well as 4th and 10th streets in Fairhaven up to Interstate 5 as construction concrete work continues associated with the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/wastewater-treatment-improvements.aspx or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at fanthony@cob.org or 778-7924.


The City of Bellingham Public Works Department provides this information as a public service. It is based on currently available information. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. When traveling through a construction area, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution and obey flaggers at all times. Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work including resurfacing, sidewalk construction, water and sewer main work, and utility cuts. Dates, times and work locations are subject to change due to inclement weather or last-minute changes in work schedules.

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Media Contact:
Paul Reed, Construction Manager
Public Works Department
360-778-7929
preed @cob.org  

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