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Road restrictions and closures for Jan. 27-31, 2014

Posted: January 24, 2014 1:49:52 PM PST

The City of Bellingham wishes to inform the public that the following streets will have traffic limitations during the week of Jan. 27-31, 2014 to accommodate construction and repair. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly.

Alley in between 15th and 16th streets from Bennett to Easton avenues
The alley in between 15th and 16th streets from Bennett to Easton avenues will be closed for sewer main replacement work. Flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone.  Interwest Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues the annual sewer main replacement. For more information, visit the city webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2013-sewer-rehabilitation-program-eu-0163.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

Berry Street by North State Street
Berry Street will be closed to through traffic by the new roundabout during typical working hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traffic will be detoured through the Wharf Street roundabout.  Flaggers will direct traffic through the detour and lane closures. Ram Construction continues work on the sidewalk and stormwater system. 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.

20th Street at Easton Ave.
Travelers can expect single-lane traffic and flaggers directing them through construction at 20th Street near Easton Ave.  Interwest Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues the annual sewer main replacement. For more information, visit the city webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2013-sewer-rehabilitation-program-eu-0163.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

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, 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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