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 -March 2018
Accomplishments: Design is at the 90% stage and permitting is nearly complete.
Next Milestones - Design to be complete in 2018. Due to construction funding accessibility, construction to begin in late 2019 or early 2020.
- Status - Design
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