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Road restrictions and closures for June 16-20, 2014

Posted: June 13, 2014 2:07:21 PM PDT

The City of Bellingham wishes to inform the public that the following streets will have traffic limitations during the week of June 16-20, 2014 to accommodate construction and repair. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly.

25th Street Bill McDonald Parkway to Douglas Avenue
25th Street will be reduced to a single-lane from Bill McDonald Parkway to Douglas Avenue while crews set up and begin bicycle, pedestrian and stormwater improvements. As the project proceeds, 25th Street will be closed periodically and a detour will be in place.  For more information, contact Dave Mohler, Project Manager, 425-830-9299, dmohler@kbacm.com or http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/25th-st-multi-modal-es-479-tbd.aspx.

Northwest Avenue from Larrabee Road to Beaumont Drive
Travelers can expect some single-lane closures and direction from flaggers along Northwest Avenue from Larrabee Road to Beaumont Drive. Crews will begin work on the annual water main replacement program, working primarily on the east side of Northwest Avenue.  For more information, visit the city webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2013-water-replacement-program-ew0205.aspx  or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

State Street at Magnolia Street intersection
Travelers can expect long delays on State Street at Magnolia Street as State Street will be reduced to one lane through the intersection. Flaggers will assist travelers around the project area. Work on installation of 36 bioretention facilities in the downtown area continues. For more information visit the city webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/cbd-raingardens-ev-105.aspx or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at fanthony@cob.org or 778-7924.

Magnolia Street from State to Ellis streets
Travelers can expect some single-lane closures and short traffic delays with direction from flaggers both on Magnolia and State streets near the intersection. Access will remain open to all local businesses. Crews will continue work on the annual water main replacement program, starting at the State/Magnolia streets intersection and moving up Magnolia Street to Ellis Street over the next few weeks. Work is primarily on the north easterly side of Magnolia Street. For more information, visit the city webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2013-water-replacement-program-ew0205.aspx  or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

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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