are needed surrounding the I-5/ Bakerview Road interchange to support
economic development in this fast growing area of Bellingham. The long-term
plan calls for a full re-build of the interchange that is not financially
viable now. The current plan uses lower-cost alternatives that will still
allow the area to grow and provide improved circulation.
Modifications to the existing West Bakerview Overpass will include installation of dual left-turn lanes at Dover/Fred Meyer western driveway to Bakerview, installation of new westbound through lane from Pacific Highway to Maplewood, construction of a new dedicated right-turn lane from the overpass to the northbound I-5 on-ramp at Maplewood, and re-channelize overpass travel lanes to accommodate two lanes of westbound travel with turn-lanes at on/off-ramps and intersections.
This project represents an impressive partnership working together to implement solutions that will result in a cost effective, long-term mobility benefit and economic development opportunity for the region. Funding for the project will consist of WSDOT, Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), Whatcom County Economic Development Investment (EDI), Whatcom County Road Funds, City of Bellingham Traffic Impact Fees, Port of Bellingham, and private commercial contributions.
Accomplishments: Project is nearing Substantial
Completion. Sidewalk, curb, gutter, guardrail, stormwater, and main line
asphalt paving complete. Signal and illumination poles installed.
Next Milestones: Finish striping and plant wetland.
Shane Oden, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7921
Email Public Works