The project enhances pedestrian and bicycle safety by constructing curb extensions and ADA accessible curb ramps, improving lighting at intersections, resurfacing the street and adding shared lane markings for bicycles and vehicles. A public awareness campaign will inform students and residents about the project, heighten awareness about safety and safe bicycling and driving behaviors. Bellingham and WWU police will expand enforcement efforts regarding speed limits and yielding to pedestrians and bicyclists who have the right of way.
Transportation Benefit District No.1 will complement state grant funds to complete the project.
Accomplishments: Project Substantial Completion.
Construction complete under ES-0459. Enforcement and education component
completed in December. Ongoing targeted enforcement and education/awareness
campaign (both WWU and citywide), campaign message on WTA buses December
through April 2014.
Next Milestones: Final paperwork with enforcement and education component expected in January 2014. Contract closeout.
Craig Mueller, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7922
Email Public Works