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​West Maplewood Avenue

West Maplewood Avenue Multimodal Improvements

​Project Overview: ES-0517

This project will improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety along West Maplewood Avenue between Northwest Ave and Alderwood Avenue.  The project will curb, gutter and sidewalks to the east side of the street, add bicycle lanes in both directions, and improve street lighting and accessibility.

The W. Maplewood Corridor has been identified as a high-priority multimodal connection by the Birchwood Neighborhood Plan, as well as the City of Bellingham Pedestrian and Bicycle Master plans.  The corridor serves children walking to Shuksan Middle and nearby Birchwood Elementary Schools.

Funding for this project comes from a $895,000 Federal Safe Routes to School Grant and City of Bellingham Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Funding.

Status - December, 2017

Accomplishments:   Construction Started August, 2017.  Stormwater Utilities Installed.  Project Winter-over period began December 15, 2017

Next Milestones:   Resume project Construction late February / early March, 2018.

Project Details

  • Status: Design -  Construction
  • Contract Awarded:  July 10, 2017
  • Contract Amount:  $2,465,052.85
  • Contractor: Ram Construction General Contractors
  • Completion Date:
  • Final Contract Amount: 
  • Vicinity Map 

Affected Neighborhoods


Participating Departments

    Public Works


​Steve Day, P.E.
Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7944
Public Works Contacts