Road Work: Sewer repairs will slow traffic

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 1, 2013 

The Bellingham Public Works Department said the following roads will have traffic limitations during the week of the week of March 4, 2013, to accommodate construction and repair.

Alabama Street between St. Paul and Toledo streets Alabama Street between St. Paul and Toledo streets will be intermittently reduced to one lane while Interwest Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, replaces the sewer main line. Flaggers will direct traffic around closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2012-sewer-rehabilitation-program-eu-0156.aspx or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Alley between Pacific and Orleans streets The alley between Pacific and Queen streets from Carolina to Kentucky streets will be closed while Interwest Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, replaces the sewer main line. Flaggers will direct traffic around closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2012-sewer-rehabilitation-program-eu-0156.aspx or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Sunset Drives between Ellis and E. Illinois streets Crews will be cleaning and scanning sewer mains at various stops along Sunset drive between Ellis and E. Illinois streets. Interwest Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues work to replace the sewer main line. Flaggers will direct traffic through lane closures. For additional information visit the City webpage athttp://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2012-sewer-rehabilitation-program-eu-0156.aspx or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Key and Liberty streets Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, will be continuing the 2012 Water Main Replacement project on Key and Liberty streets. There will be no parking on Key Street on selected blocks from Myrtle to Chestnut streets and on Liberty Street from Ellis Street south to the end of the street. Each street will be closed in the area where work is taking place. Expect delays and detours. Flaggers will direct traffic and assist with pedestrian safety as needed. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2012-water-replacement-program-ew0186.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at cmueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

Sunnyland neighborhood Inflow and Infiltration sewer project Truck traffic will increase along the alley between Franklin and Ellis streets from E. Maryland to Alabama streets and along the alley between Franklin and Grant streets from Kentucky Street to Alabama streets as ICI Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues a project to remove rain and ground water from the sewer system while replacing sewer mains and laterals. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through detours and closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/central-basin-sewer-eu-0154.aspx or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

Harris and McKenzie avenues, 4th and 10th streets Motorists can expect heavy truck traffic on Harris and McKenzie avenues as well as 4th and 10th streets in Fairhaven up to Interstate 5 as construction concrete 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.

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