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Road restrictions and closures for July 7-11, 2014

Posted: July 3, 2014 7:39:08 AM PDT

The City of Bellingham wishes to inform the public that the following streets will have traffic limitations during the week of July 7-11, 2014 to accommodate construction and repair. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. 

James Street between Orchard Drive and Sunset Pond Park
The six-month closure of James Street at Orchard Drive starts Tuesday, July 8. The closure is needed for bridge replacement work through varied elevations. Signed detour routes will be in place with local access maintained to Sunset Pond Park and adjacent businesses. For more information, visit the city webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/james-street-bridge-replacement-road-improvements.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

Lindberg Avenue from Nequalicum Avenue to BTC Lane
Travelers can expect some single-lane closures and direction from flaggers along Lindberg Avenue from Nequalicum Avenue to BTC Lane. Crews continue work on the annual water main replacement program. For more information, visit the city webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2013-water-replacement-program-ew0205.aspx or contact Rory Routhe, P.E., City Engineer, at rrouthe@cob.org or 778-7900.

Douglas Avenue 24th to 25th streets
Douglas Avenue may be reduced to a single-lane intermittently from 24th to 25th streets while crews continue to prepare for 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.

Magnolia Street at Garden and High streets intersections
Travelers can expect delays on Magnolia Street at Forest and High streets. Magnolia Street may be reduced to one lane through the intersections to install bioretention facilities. 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.

Northwest Avenue at Picket Road
Traffic will be reduced to a single-lane on Northwest Avenue near Pickett Road Tuesday, July 8 possibly through Thursday, July 10. City stormwater crews will replace a stormwater main. For more information contact Scott Brown-Davis, Stormwater Supervisor, sbrowndavis@cob.org or 360-778-7727.

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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