Road work: Works nears completion on Northwest Ave. roundabout

FOR THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 26, 2013 

The Public Works Department said the following roads will have traffic limitations during the week of May 28-31, 2013, to accommodate construction and repair. No crews are scheduled to work Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Northwest Avenue at McLeod Road Expect 15-minute delays along Northwest Avenue while traffic is reduced to one lane near McLeod Road. Motorists are encouraged to choose an alternate route. Strider Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues construction of the roundabout. Flaggers will direct traffic through the delays and lane closures. For additional information, visit this City webpage or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Alabama Street from Dean to Grant streets

Alabama Street from Dean to Grant streets will be reduced to one lane each way as ICI Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues a project to remove rain and ground water from the sewer system in the Sunnyland neighborhood. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through detours and closures. For additional information, visit this City webpage or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

C Street at Roeder Avenue

C Street is closed between Roeder Avenue and Holly Street indefinitely while traffic safety is reviewed. For additional information contact the City Engineer at 778-7900 or rrouthe@cob.org.

Key and Liberty streets

Along Key and Liberty streets from Maple to Myrtle streets, expect intermittent closures as crews pour concrete street panels and sidewalks followed by restoration work. Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, will continue the 2012 Water Main Replacement project. 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 this City webpage or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at cmueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

Sunnyland neighborhood Inflow and Infiltration sewer project

Truck and equipment traffic will continue along the alley between Franklin and Ellis streets from E. North to Kentucky streets and along the alley between Ellis and Dean streets from Kentucky Street to Alabama streets as ICI Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, completes 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 this City webpage 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 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 this City webpage 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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