E Smith Rd & Hannegan Rd Intersection Improvements


The intersection of E. Smith Road and Hannegan Road experiences significant congestion during peak hours. Whatcom County Public Works plans to make improvements to the intersection that will enhance multi-modal safety and improve traffic flow through the intersection. The project will include the following components:

  • Rebuild the intersection with a new multi-lane roundabout.
  • Install stormwater conveyance, treatment, and detention.
  • Relocate various utilities impacted by the project.

Project Benefits

The improvements will provide several benefits:

  • Improve multi-modal safety by reducing conflict points between various roadway users.
  • Provide curb-separated pedestrian and bicyclist facilities.
  • Improve traffic flow through the intersection while ensuring reduced speeds at the intersection.
  • Improved water quality due to the addition of stormwater treatment and detention.

Project Status

Planning Phase (2017-2018)

  • Topographic Survey
  • Site Reconnaissance
  • Preliminary Engineering
  • Alternatives Analysis
  • Community Engagement

Design Phase (2018-2023)

  • Intersection Design
  • Permitting
  • Right-of-Way Acquisition
  • Community Engagement

Construction Phase (2023-2025)

  • Advertise for Bids
  • Award Contract
  • Construct Improvements
  1. Oct. 20, 2023 Design Complete; Project Goes to Bid

    Whatcom County Public Works has completed the design of the multi-lane roundabout with our consultant, Transpo Group. The project is currently planned to be advertised for bids beginning on Nov. 1, 2023 with bids being opened on Dec. 5, 2023. Read on...
  2. Feb. 19, 2020 Project Nears 60% Design

    In the weeks and months ahead you may see Public Works staff and consultants on-site gathering additional information about the location that will assist in the design. Construction is currently planned for the summer of 2021. Read on...
  3. May 9, 2019 E. Smith and Hannegan Intersection Project Nearing 30% Design

    Whatcom County Public Works has started the design of a multi-lane roundabout improvement for the intersection. Read on...
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