Road work: Expect delays this week on Cornwall, Maple for stormwater work

FOR THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 2, 2013 

The Public Works Department said the following roads will have traffic limitations during the week of June 3-7, 2013, to accommodate construction and repair.

Cornwall Avenue at Maple Street

Travelers can expect intermittent delays on Cornwall Avenue and Maple Street as construction begins on raingarden installation and related stormwater improvements. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through lane closures. For additional information visit this City webpage or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at fanthony@cob.org or 778-7924.

W. Bakerview Road between Bennett and W. Maplewood avenues night work

From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., travelers can expect eastbound lane closures on W. Bakerview Road from Bennett to W. Maplewood avenues as Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, begins work to improve arterial safety on the I-5 overpass. Flaggers will direct traffic through any 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.

Northwest Avenue at McLeod Road Expect intermittent 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.

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.

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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