Traffic disruptions on Holly Street have ended for now, but delays and road closures are sure to be found elsewhere in the city with road construction season in full swing.
Sewer replacement work moved up Holly from Champion Street to Ellis Street, often squeezing three lanes of traffic into one lane. After wrapping up on Holly on Monday, June 15, crews and equipment moved to Texas Street to do similar work, city Construction Manager Paul Reed said.
Workers will return to Holly Street later this summer to finish the work there, Reed said. He said only center-lane closures are anticipated, and they should cause less congestion.
Other ongoing roadwork in Bellingham:
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▪ Alabama Street. Expect lane closures and flaggers directing traffic between Cornwall Avenue and James Street. The city is making safety improvements in this $3.4 million project.
▪ Cornwall Avenue. Another busy downtown street will be down to one lane for sewer replacement. The work on Cornwall extends one block, from York Street to Champion Street.
▪ West College Way. This street on the Western Washington University campus is closed between Highland Drive and Bill McDonald Parkway so the pavement can be replaced with concrete. Fresh pavement laid on College Way in 2013 is already starting to show excessive wear, caused mainly by buses taking that steep, sharp curve, city officials have said.