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Orchard Drive Extension


Project Overview: ES-0440

The Orchard Drive Extension will provide two additional modal links for the City of Bellingham transportation system: an arterial linking the street grid east and west of Interstate 5 and the construction of another segment of the Bay to Baker Regional Trail System. The project will link the King Mountain Neighborhood, directly under the existing interstate highway. Currently planned developments in this area include 1,500 residential housing units and 40,000 square feet of commercial space which will add significantly to the future traffic volumes on James Street Road. The project will also alleviate traffic congestion near the regional hospital.

Update - December 2014

Accomplishments:  60% design has been achieved and drawings are being routed for review and comment. Permit coordination between this project, the Bay To Baker Trail, and the Squalicum Creek Reroute is ongoing.

Next Milestones - Design contract amendment to complete design. Submittal of permitting documents.

Affected Neighborhoods

King Mountain

Project Manager

Craig Mueller, P.E.
Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7922
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Project Details

Construction Photographs



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