Road work: Crews finishing up work on State Street roundabout

FOR THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 22, 2013 

The following streets will have traffic limitations during the week of Sept. 23-27, to accommodate construction and repair, according to the city of Bellingham.

Forest Street by North State Street

Forest Street will be closed to through traffic by the new roundabout. Traffic will be detoured onto Berry St. Motorists can expect delays during typical working hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flaggers will direct traffic through the detour and lane closures.

Drivers are encouraged to plan alternate routes. 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.

Ivy Street

A portion of Ivy Street adjacent to the roundabout construction will be closed with local access only. Ram Construction continues to build a new roundabout. Flaggers will direct traffic around the closure.

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. 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 intersection

State Street will be reduced to one lane near Maple Street with minor delays as crews complete the intersection improvements. Flaggers will assist vehicles and provide pedestrian access to local businesses as needed.

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.

James and Illinois Streets intersection

Motorists can expect delays at James and Illinois streets. Traffic will be reduced to one lane around the intersection to allow crews to continue pedestrian improvements. Lanes will shift as work moves from one corner to the next.

Work this week will focus on pouring concrete. Flaggers will assist travelers through the construction. 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.

Bill McDonald Parkway from Ferry Ave to Samish Way

The westbound lane of Bill McDonald Parkway from Ferry Ave to Samish Way will be reduced to 10 feet and the speed limit reduced to 10 mph while Faber Construction continue pedestrian improvements on the north side of the parkway. Flaggers will direct traffic through the construction area.

For additional information, go to this City webpage or contact Larry Scholten, P.E., Project manager at ljscholten@cob.org or 360-778-7923.

West College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway

West College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway will be reduced to one lane while crews pave. Motorists can expect long delays. Flaggers will direct traffic through the lane closure.

Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, will pour new concrete panels.

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

Highland Drive from Garden Street to West College Way

Highland Drive will be reduced to one lane while crews pave from Garden Street to West College Way. Flaggers will direct traffic through the lane closure. Motorists can expect long delays.

Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, will pour new concrete panels.

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 Dover St. night work

From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., travelers can expect lane closures on W. Bakerview Road between Dover Street and Interstate 5 as Ram Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, continues work to improve arterial safety on the I-5 overpass.

Travel will be reduced to one lane in each direction while crews pave W. Bakerview from I-5 to Bennett Dr and all side streets.

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.

Hannegan Road, City Limits to E. Bakerview Road

Hannegan Road from the City limits to E. Bakerview Road will be reduced to one lane with flagging as, Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, works to repave the road. Expect long delays. Flaggers will direct motorists through the construction.

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

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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