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Road restrictions and closures Oct. 14-18, 2013

Posted: October 11, 2013 8:36:38 AM PDT

The City of Bellingham wishes to inform the public that the following streets will have traffic limitations during the week of Oct. 14-18, 2013, to accommodate construction and repair.  Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly.

Hannegan Road, City Limits to E. Bakerview Road
Hannegan Road from the City limits to E. Bakerview Road will be reduced to one lane with flagging as, Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, work to repave the road Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15. Expect long delays when the weather allows paving crews to work. Flaggers will direct motorists through the construction. 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.

Forest Street by North State Street
Forest Street will be closed to through traffic by the new roundabout. Traffic will be detoured onto Berry St.  Motorists can expect delays during typical working hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flaggers will direct traffic through the detour and lane closures. Drivers are encouraged to plan alternate routes. 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.

Ivy Street
A portion of Ivy Street adjacent to the roundabout construction will be closed with local access only. Ram Construction continues to build a new roundabout. Flaggers will direct traffic around the closure. 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
The pedestrian improvements at State and Maple streets are nearing completion. Travelers may experience intermittent, minor delays as crews complete the project. Flaggers will assist vehicles and provide pedestrian access to local businesses as needed. 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.

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 continue 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.

West College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway
West College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway may be reduced to one lane intermittently while crews adjust manhole covers and catch basins. Motorists can expect minimal delays.  Flaggers will direct traffic around the work areas closure. Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, is completing the annual overlay program. 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.

Highland Drive from Garden Street to West College Way
Highland Drive from Garden Street to West College Way, may be reduced to one lane intermittently while crews adjust manhole covers and catch basins. Flaggers will direct traffic through any lane closures. Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, is completing the annual overlay program. 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 Interstate 5 as Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues work to improve arterial safety on the I-5 overpass. Travel will be reduced to one lane in each direction. 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.


E. Bakerview Road, James St Rd to Deemer Road
Traffic will be reduced to single lanes at times along E. Bakerview Road between James St. Road and Deemer Road while crews install water and sewer mains and improve the road.  For additional information, contact Mike Neria, Minergy Construction: mike@minergyinc.com


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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