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Road restrictions and closures August 19-23, 2013

Posted: August 16, 2013 11:58:15 AM PDT

The City of Bellingham wishes to inform the public that the following streets will have traffic limitations during the week of August 19-23, 2013, to accommodate construction and repair. 

N. State streets
N. State Street over the hill will be closed to through traffic at Boulevard St. and traffic will be detoured onto Boulevard St.  Motorists can expect delays at each end of the closure. Flaggers will direct traffic through the detours and lane closures. Ram Construction continues to build a new roundabout. For additional information visit http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/waterfront-wharf-street.aspx or contact Sam Shipp, P.E., Project Engineer at 778-7942 or sshipp@cob.org.

Wharf Street
Wharf Street is closed and a detour is in place. Ram Construction continues to build a new roundabout. Flaggers will direct traffic through the detour. For additional information visit http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/waterfront-wharf-street.aspx or contact Sam Shipp, P.E., Project Engineer at 778-7942 or sshipp@cob.org.

State and Maple Streets intersection
State and Maple streets will be reduced to one lane.  Lanes will shift as work moves from west to east along State Street.  Flaggers will assist vehicles and provide pedestrian access to local businesses. Minergy Inc., under contract with the City of Bellingham is working to improve the pedestrian crossing.  For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/tbd-state-maple.aspx or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

James and Illinois Streets intersection
James and Illinois streets will be reduced to one lane around the intersection.  Lanes will shift as work moves from one corner to the next.  Flaggers will assist travelers through the construction. Minergy Inc., under contract with the City of Bellingham is working to improve the pedestrian crossing.  For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/tbd-james-illinois-es-460.aspx  or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Bill McDonald Parkway from Ferry Ave to Samish Way
The westbound lane of Bill McDonald Parkway from Ferry Ave to Samish Way will be reduced to 10' and the speed limit reduced to 10 mph while Faber Construction begins pedestrian improvements on the north side of the parkway. Flaggers will direct traffic through the construction area. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/bill-mcdonald-sidewalks-es-474.aspx or contact Larry Scholten, P.E., Project manager at ljscholten@cob.org or 360-778-7923.

W. College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway
The downhill lane of W. College Way between Highland Drive and Bill McDonald Parkway will be closed with a detour in place. Flaggers will direct uphill traffic through the lane closure. Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the city of Bellingham, will pour new concrete panels. 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, Bennett Drive to Dover St. night work
From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., travelers can expect lane closures on W. Bakerview Road between Dover Street and Bennett Drive 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 intermittent lane closures and delays. 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.

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 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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