Road work: Boulevard, Wharf Street closed this week

FOR THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 28, 2013 

The Bellingham Public Works Department said the following roads will have traffic limitations during the week of July 29-August 2 to accommodate construction and repair.

Boulevard and N. State streets

Boulevard St. will be closed. Traffic will be detoured onto N. State Street over the hill. Motorists can expect delays at each end of the closure. Flaggers will direct traffic through the detours and lane closures. Ram Construction continues to build a new roundabout.

For additional information go to this City webpage or contact Sam Shipp, P.E., Project Engineer at 778-7942 or sshipp@cob.org.

Wharf Street

Wharf Street is closed and a detour is in place while Ram Construction continues to build a new roundabout. Flaggers will direct traffic through the detour.

For additional information go to this City webpage or contact Sam Shipp, P.E., Project Engineer at 778-7942 or sshipp@cob.org.

State and Maple streets

State and Maple streets will be reduced to one lane near the intersection. Lanes will shift as works moves from west to east along State street. Flaggers will assist vehicles and provide pedestrian access to local businesses. Minergy Inc., under contract with the City of Bellingham is working to improve the pedestrian crossing.

For additional information go to this City webpage or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Highland Drive, Garden to Taylor Streets and W. College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway Highland Drive will be closed from Easton to Adams streets with detours in place. Highland Drive from N. Garden to Taylor streets and W. College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway will be intermittently reduced to one lane as crews prepare various sections for the annual street overlay program and sewer repair.

Stremler Gravel is under contract with the City of Bellingham to complete the work. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through the lane closures.

For additional information go to this City webpage or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 778-7922.

W. Bakerview Road, Bennett Drive to I-5 night work

From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., travelers can expect lane closures on W. Bakerview Road between Bennett Drive and Interstate 5 as Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues work to improve arterial safety on the I-5 overpass. Flaggers will direct traffic through lane closures and delays.

For additional information go to this City webpage or contact Shane Oden, P.E., Project Engineer, at stoden@cob.org or 778-7921.

Harris and McKenzie avenues, 4th and 10th streets

Travelers can expect moderate truck traffic on Harris and McKenzie avenues as well as 4th and 10th streets in Fairhaven up to Interstate 5 as construction work continues associated with the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project.

For additional information go to 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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