This project will provide on-street pedestrian facilities between Meador Avenue and Ellis Street including a pedestrian bridge over Whatcom Creek on Meador Ave. Right-of-way and narrow Whatcom Creek bridges create challenges, but bicycle facilities will be included where physically possible. This project will provide the final on-street connection for the long-planned Whatcom Creek Trail system between Lake Whatcom and Bellingham.
Several low impact development strategies will be used for stormwater facilities and pavement options. The City worked in collaboration with the Bellingham Housing Authority to recycle 400 old toilets by grinding them into sidewalk concrete aggregate, coined "Poticrete". The City will document sustainability best practices used throughout the project and apply for Greenroads Certificaiton. Read more at the ABC.com article or University of Washington (PDF).
Accomplishments: Final inspection held on 11/7/11.
Punchlist completed and project is ready for closeout.
Next Milestones: Final closeout.
Freeman Anthony, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7900
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