City's Public Works Department announces road work for June 18-22

The Bellingham Public Works Department announced the following roads will have traffic limitations during the week of June 18-22, in order to accommodate construction and repair.

Monroe Street
Monroe Street from West to Elm streets will be closed during the day, two blocks at a time, as Ram Construction, under contract with the city of Bellingham, continues water main replacement work. S&S Concrete will start curb and gutter work. The specific blocks closed will change as work progresses from west to east along Monroe Street. Detours will be in place with local access only. Flaggers will direct traffic around the construction and through single-lane closures. For additional information visit the City webpage athttp://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/2011-water-replacement-program-monroe.aspx  or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 360-778-7922.

Dupont Street from Pickett Bridge to Elm Street
Traffic delays can be expected along Dupont Street from the Pickett Bridge north to Elm Street while Colacurcio Construction, under contract with the city of Bellingham, continues work on pedestrian ramp improvements in preparation for resurfacing. Crews will pour concrete for curb, gutter and sidewalk. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through periodic lane closures. Detours will be set up for some side streets. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/northwest-bike-lanes-es-447.aspx  or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 360-778-7922.

Elm Street from Broadway Street to Northwest Avenue
Traffic along Elm Street from the Broadway north to Northwest Avenue will be delayed intermittently while Colacurcio Construction, under contract with the city of Bellingham, continues work on pedestrian ramp improvements in preparation for resurfacing. Flaggers will direct traffic as needed through periodic lane closures. For additional information visit the City webpage at http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/northwest-bike-lanes-es-447.aspx  or contact Craig Mueller, P.E., Project Engineer, at camueller@cob.org or 360-778-7922.

Crack sealing in Birchwood, Whatcom Falls, Happy Valley, Central Business District and South Hill neighborhoods
Traffic on numerous streets will be reduced to one lane at times while Huizenga Enterprises LLC, under contract with the city of Bellingham, continues the annual crack sealing program, weather permitting. Equipment and crews are continually moving from location to location. Motorists traveling through the work zones should expect delays. Flaggers will direct drivers around intermittent lane closures. Some parking may be restricted. Streets affected this week include Nequalicum Avenue from Paton to Lafayette streets; Yew Street, Lakeway Drive to Alvarado Way; Harris Avenue, 14th  to 21st streets; 22nd Street, Knox to Douglas avenues; S. State Street, Boulevard to 11th streets; Warf Street, north State Street to Cornwall Avenue. More information about this program is detailed in the full news release and map on the city website or contact Chad Bedlington, Maintenance Superintendent, atcbedlington@cob.org or 360-778-7700.

The updates provided by the Public Works Department are based on currently available information. City officials are reminding motorists that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. When traveling through a construction area, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution and obey flaggers at all times. 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 are subject to change due to inclement weather or last-minute changes in work schedules.

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