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2017 Water Main Replacement - Donovan Avenue

​Project Overview:  EW-0231

This is the annual water main replacement project to replace aging main on Donovan Avenue between Old Fairhaven Parkway and 30th Street.  The water main along Donovan Avenue was installed in 1926 and has failed three times in the past two years.  The main is operating at very high water pressure due to the topography of Bellingham.  This project will replace the aging mains and also through water pressure zone mapping, will determine a way forward for alleviating the extreme operating pressures. Donovan Avenue is a heavily traveled street for pedestrians, WTA and school busses.  Due to the narrowness of the street, Donovan will have to be temporarily closed in segments to complete this work.

Status - January 2019

Accomplishments:   Work began in March of 2018.  New main has been installed between Old Fairhaven Parkway and Connolly Creek.

Next Milestones:    Striping restoration will be completed once the weather has warmed enough to allow installation of the thermoplastic cross walks and raised pavement markings.

Project Details

  • Status:  Construction
  • Contract Awarded:  Yes
  • Contract Amount: $1,797,869.55
  • Contractor: Colacurcio Brothers Construction, Inc.
  • Completion Date:
  • Final Contract Amount:
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Affected Neighborhoods

    Happy Valley

Participating Departments

    Public Works


​Craig Mueller, P.E.

Project Engineer

Phone:  (360) 778-7922

Public Works Contacts