Road Report for Nov. 19-22

​​Preparing for removal of pedestrian overpass at Boulevard Park

​The pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks at Boulevard Park is scheduled to be removed this week, which could impact traffic.  In addition, a series of street (and park) construction projects could affect travel. With darkness falling  earlier and so many wearing dark clothing, please travel with care.

Cordata / Stuart / Horton - safety improvements project   
Cordata Parkway from Kline Road to Kellogg Road, Stuart Road from Eliza Street to Cordata Parkway, and Horton Road from the west end to Meridian are being restriped to add dedicated center turn lanes, buffered bicycle lanes, flashing beacon crosswalks at the new Cordata Park and a roundabout at the Horton/Cordata intersection.  There will be occasional lane closures and flaggers present.  No detours are planned.  For more information, visit the project web page or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., project engineer, via camueller@cob.org or (360) 778-7922.

Cordata Park - phase 1
Cordata Park construction activities include changes to sidewalk alignment, pedestrian entries into the park, installation of artwork, irrigation and paving along Cordata Parkway.  Occasional lane closures related to park construction will occur on an as-needed basis into November, then again from January to April 2020. For more information, visit the project web page or contact project manager Jonathan Schilk at jschilk@cob.org or (360) 778-7000.

2019 Transportation Benefit District projects – several locations  
Rechannelization of Chestnut Street downtown is complete, with paver replacement work scheduled for late November.  Another portion of the 2019 Transportation Benefit District project now under construction is at the Lakeway/Old Lakeway intersection where a new multi-use path is being installed.  Meanwhile, flashers are being installed at the Guide and Northwest and on Connecticut Street for pending work.  Drivers may experience minor delays for construction work in these areas. For more information, visit the project web page or contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., project engineer, via fanthony@cob.org or (360) 778-7924.

Boulevard Park – Bayview Drive  (pedestrian overpass pictured)
While the entrance to Boulevard Park is currently open, some delays may occur as crews mobilize a large crane in preparation for the removal of the pedestrian overpass at the Park. The removal is anticipated for Nov. 20-22, pending confirmation with the railroad operators. The park entrance will be barricaded for one to two days and no vehicle access will be permitted at this time. There will also be intermittent trail closures. The pedestrian overpass removal is expected to take a week to complete. Updates will be provided via Facebook and other social media outlets.  For more information, check here or contact the project engineer Gina Austin, P.E., at gaustin@cob.org or (360) 778-7000.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews were busy near Bellingham this year.  For what's coming up, drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, tracking the WSDOT north Twitter feed, and get advanced information from the WSDOT construction page. for ongoing information on current local projects visit https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/travel/construction-updates/whatcom-skagit-island.

Whatcom County
For updates on County projects near Bellingham, visit http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/308/Public-Works.

We provide this "road report" as a public service based on currently available information. When traveling through a construction area – whether walking, cycling or driving – please be patient, travel with care and always obey flaggers. In dark weather, please make sure you're visible to others. Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work including resurfacing, sidewalk construction, water and sewer main work, and utility cuts. Dates, times and work locations may vary, depending on inclement weather or last-minute changes in work schedules. Questions? Contact AskPW@cob.org.

Media Contacts

Paul Reed, Construction Manager
City of Bellingham - Public Works
(360) 778-7929
preed@cob.org