Semiahmoo Drive Drainage Improvements

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  1. Ben Kuiken

    Project Engineer

    bkuiken@co.whatcom.wa.us
    360-778-6303
    322 N. Commercial St., Suite 224
    Bellingham, WA 98225

Project Overview

  • Status: Under design. Will finalize the design in 2022 prior to bid
  • Next Steps: Will apply for permits September 2021
  • Construction Year: Summer 2022
  • Engineer of Record: Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Contractor: To be determined by competitive bid process
  • Construction Contract Amount: To be determined by competitive bid process

Summary

This project will evaluate about 6,000 feet of roadside ditches and culverts along Semiahmoo Drive. The project will upgrade the drainage system as needed to reduce the frequency of standing water on the roadway and improve the drainage in this area.

Project Benefits

  • Improve safety
  • Replace failing system

The roadway culvert under Semiahmoo Drive was found to be undersized. The project will replace the existing 12-inch diameter culvert with a new 30 inch diameter pipe. The length of the new pipe is approximately 165 feet and include some minor ditch regrading.

Project Schedule

The project is currently at the 90% design level and project construction is planned for 2022 and should take about five weeks to construct.

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  3. Project Documents

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