Road work: Expect lane closures around WWU while city crews adjust manhole covers

FOR THE BELLINGHAM HERALDNovember 10, 2013 

State Street roundabout

Flagger Dayna VanWeerdhuizen let's traffic through as construction crews work on finishing the round about on North State St. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in Bellingham.

MATT MCDONALD — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Buy Photo

The following streets will have traffic limitations during the week of Nov. 4-8, 2013, to accommodate construction and repair, according to the City of Bellingham. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly.

Hannegan Road, City Limits to E. Bakerview Road

Temporary lane closures expected on Hannegan Road from the City limits to E. Bakerview Road with flagging as Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, raise manholes and gravel shoulders. 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.

West College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway

West College Way from Highland Drive to Bill McDonald Parkway may be reduced to one lane intermittently while crews adjust manhole covers. Motorists can expect minimal delays. Flaggers will direct traffic around the work areas closure. Stremler Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, is completing the annual overlay program.

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 from Garden Street to West College Way, may be reduced to one lane intermittently while crews adjust manhole covers and catch basins. Flaggers will direct traffic through any lane closures. Stremler Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, is completing the annual overlay program.

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.

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

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.

Alabama and Woburn Right-Turn-Lane

Beginning Tuesday, November 12th, from 9 am – 5 pm, traffic will be slowed to 15 mph in the westbound lane. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic.

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

Wharf Street

Wharf Street may have some work in the middle island. Flaggers may be on site to direct workers going in and out of the work site. No traffic delays or closures are expected.

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

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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