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Padden Creek Daylighting

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Project Overview: EV-0004

Padden Creek Daylighting Pre-constructionThis project involves re-routing 2,200 feet of Padden Creek from the existing brick tunnel into a natural stream channel to allow fish passage, improve habitat and reduce flooding.  WSDOT is removing the fish barrier by building a bridge in the vicinity of 20th Street.

Update - September 2014

Accomplishments: Design of the creek continues toward the 90% level. Permitting continues. A The Hydraulic Project Approval has been received from the WDFW and the Nationwide Permit has been received by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Work continues coordinating the 2015 sewer replacement project with the daylighting to remove sanitary sewer siphons beneath the existing tunnel and future creek.

Next Milestones:
90% design is anticipated in October 2014. Construction anticipated to begin in June 2015.

JARPA - Padden Creek Daylighting (PDF) August 2013

Open House #1 June 4, 2013 

Affected Neighborhoods

Happy Valley, South

Project Manager

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

Project Details

Construction Photographs

Deconstruction of house on 22nd St.  Deconstruction Nov. 2010  Deconstruction Nov. 2010  Deconstruction Nov. 2010  Bellingham Herald from 1902 from walls

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