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Road restrictions and closures for July 14-18, 2014

Posted: July 11, 2014 2:14:42 PM PDT

The City of Bellingham wishes to inform the public that the following streets will have traffic limitations during the week of July 14-18, 2014 to accommodate construction and repair. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. 

State Street at Magnolia Street intersection
Monday, July 14 beginning at 8 p.m. State Street at Magnolia Street will be reduced to one lane and Magnolia Street will be closed with traffic detoured at Cornwall Avenue while crews prepare to pave following work on the annual water main replacement program. The intersection will reopen about 2 a.m. Tuesday, July 15. For more information, visit the city webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2013-water-replacement-program-ew0205.aspx  or contact Paul Reed, Construction Manager, at preed@cob.org or 778-7929.

Magnolia Street from State to Ellis streets
Monday, July 14, travelers can expect some single-lane closures and short traffic delays with direction from flaggers both on Magnolia Street. Access will remain open to all local businesses. Crews will patch the road following work on the annual water main replacement program. 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 Paul Reed, Construction Manager, at preed@cob.org or 778-7929.

James Street between Orchard Drive and Sunset Pond Park
The six-month closure of James Street at Orchard Drive started July 9. 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.

25th Street from Bill McDonald Parkway to Douglas Avenue  
25th Street from Bill McDonald Parkway to Douglas Avenue will be closed to traffic at all hours with a detour in place. Crews continue work on bicycle, pedestrian and stormwater improvements. As the project proceeds, Douglas Avenue between 24th and 25th may be closed periodically or reduced to a single-lane. Flaggers will assist travelers around the construction. 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 High streets intersection
Travelers can expect delays on Magnolia Street at High street. 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.

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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