Halloween may be in the rear-view mirror, but since we “fall back" this weekend it is increasingly important to watch out for pedestrians and cyclists with darkness arriving earlier. As well, a series of street (and park) construction projects around town could affect travel. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or (360) 778-7000.
2019 Transportation Benefit District projects – several locations
Rechannelization of Chestnut Street downtown is now complete, with paver replacement work scheduled for late November. Motorists and cyclists should pay close attention to the new lane locations through this corridor. 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 restoration work is ongoing along 24th Street and at North Street and Guide Meridian. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 778-7924.
Boulevard Park – Bayview Drive
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. This is anticipated to occur 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 email@example.com or (360) 778-7000.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews were busy near Bellingham this year. Want to know what's coming up or tell them what you think? Check out the WSDOT online Transportation Plan Open House. Meanwhile, for ongoing information on current local projects visit https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/travel/construction-updates/whatcom-skagit-island.
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.