This project implements Low Impact Development (LID) retrofits to mitigate for, or eliminate sources of, nutrient and bacteria loading in stormwater runoff from untreated public rights-of-way into Lake Whatcom. The project is located along Northshore Drive from Britton Road to the city limits, and in alleys south of Academy St. between Pullman and Flint streets. Stormwater treatment efficiency will be increased through infiltration and flow attenuation. Funding for this work comes in part from the Department of Ecology. Work will be scheduled during the 2014 construction season. Additional information is located on the Stormwater Projects webpage or public meeting notice.
Accomplishments: Majority of facilities installed along
Next milestone: Construction will continue June 1, 2015 when land disturbing work in the watershed is allowed. Remaining construction improvements will take place to alleys between Pullman and Flint streets. Northshore Drive work includes minor follow-up to facilities installed summer 2014 and new facility installation behind sidewalks near Silvern Lane.
Please be patient and use alternative routes when possible. Possible
alternate route: some west-bound traffic on Northshore could use Academy, to
Haggin, to Hillsdale to get to Britton Rd.
Larry Scholten, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7923
Email Public Works