The project's construction contract has been awarded to Strider Construction; work is expected to start in September and continue through March 2022. Utility relocation continues for about six more weeks.
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Project Description and Goals
The project will widen and reconstruct the existing roadway to allow the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities on Marine Drive between Locust Avenue and Alderwood Avenue.
The goals of this multi-modal improvement project include:
Widen, reconstruct, and resurface the Marine Drive roadway corridor.
Add concrete curb/gutter and sidewalks on both sides of roadway.
Add five-foot width bicycle lanes adjacent to travel lanes.
Add a pedestrian push-button crosswalk, also called an actuated crosswalk, in the vicinity of the Port of Bellingham's Marine Drive trail system and parking lot.
Improve safety by increasing the unobstructed areas adjacent to the roadway, also known as the clear zone. This will include relocating above ground utilities and poles, and replacing existing roadside ditches with a tight-line stormwater conveyance system.
Improve stormwater management for the roadway corridor.