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 -November 2017
Accomplishments: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting has begun and preparation of the Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application (JARPA) has begun. Design is moving toward 90% completion.
Next Milestones - JARPA approval and design completion. Due to funding restrictions, construction is likely to occur in late 2019 or early 2020.
- Status - Design
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