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Sunset Drive Reconstruction Phase II

Sunset Drive Reconstruction Phase II Pre-Construction

Project Overview: ES-0236

Sunset Drive Reconstruction Phase II - PreconstructionThis project widens Sunset Drive from 2 lane to 5 lanes, including a two-way, left-turn lane; two bike lanes; sidewalks on both sides; and bus pullouts. The project is roughly 0.8 miles long and extends from Woburn Street to McLeod Road. These improvements are the second and final phase of widening within the city limits. The project will relieve congestion and provide facilities for alternative modes of transportation. Funding for the project comes from the Federal Highway Administration, Transportation Improvements Board, Washington Department of Transportation, and Bellingham Street fund. Although the Sunset Drive Reconstruction is designated as a street project, both storm and water projects are also involved. Two stormwater systems are being installed to insure proper drainage and to collect and treat runoff. Reconstruction will expose the old waterline allowing the city to replace the old main with a new more efficient line.

Status - October 2009

Accomplishments: Project is complete. Final inspection held 9/24/09

Next Milestones: Closeout.

Affected Neighborhoods

Mt. Baker

Project Manager

Mark Handzlik
Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7900
Email Public Works

Project Details

Construction Photographs

Laying geotextile for soil stabilization along south side of Sunset Drive Installation road base along north side of Sunset Drive Installation road base along north side of Sunset Drive Laying stormwater pipe on north side of Sunset Drive Preparing area for stormwater vault Preparing area for stormwater vault Stormvault placement View from inside stormwater vault First paving lift Boring hole for signal pole Intersection of Sunset & Vining New sidewalk and roadside restoration Mayor receives award from WA Department of Transportation

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