Jackson Road Bridge No 81 Replacement Project

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Project Summary

This project will replace the older 2-span 62-foot Jackson Road Bridge, which is nearing the end of its service life with a new single span bridge over Terrell Creek.

Project Status

The project is currently in Phase 1, which includes:

  •  Topographic Survey/Site Reconnaissance
  •  Preliminary Engineering
  •  Community Engagement
  •  Type, Size, & Location Analysis

Anticipated Project Timeline

  • Phase 1 - Topographic Survey, Preliminary Engineering, and Type, Size, & Location Analysis (Current Phase). 
  • Phase 2 - Detailed Design & Permitting (2023-2025).
  • Phase 3 - Construction (TBD).

Project Updates

Project re-engagement is scheduled for early 2023 after being put on a temporary hold while Whatcom County responded to historic flooding. In the meantime, the project team has been busy performing preliminary engineering analysis to help define site constraints and develop bridge alternatives. Be on the lookout for upcoming engagement opportunities, and make sure to sign up for project updates (directions below).

A competitive grant opportunity for federal funding was pursued earlier this year. The team was successful in its grant application and was awarded federal funding for the replacement bridge project.

Click on the link to view a video update filmed at the Jackson Road Bridge in August 2022. 

https://youtu.be/aCOCrxWCrI0

Public Participation

We want your help and input as we design what the next bridge will look like. Information gathered from the public will help us develop alternative bridge designs as we move forward. Public participation will come from virtual open house-style events and an online survey. 

Virtual Open Houses

Two virtual open houses are planned to provide opportunities for public input on bridge features, size, aesthetics, traffic modifications, and temporary construction impacts. 

  • The first open house was held on Feb. 3, 2021. 
  • The project was temporarily put on hold while Whatcom County Public Works responded to the historic 2021 flooding events. It is anticipated that the second open house will take place in summer 2023.

Online Survey

  • The survey is closed. Results will be posted soon. 
  1. Bridge Replacement FAQ's Available on Project Website

    The Jackson Road bridge replacement project webpage now has a frequently asked questions section, online survey available for the public to comment. Read on...
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Sign Up for Project Updates

Using the Notify Me system, you can sign up to get notifications by text or email whenever we have project updates to share.

How to sign up to receive email and/or text notifications: 

  1. Go to the Notify Me section of our website. 
  2. Type in your email address and phone number under the Your Profile Information section at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll down to News Flash, find the News Flash item labeled Public Works – Jackson Road Bridge Replacement Project.
  4. Click on either the envelope icon and/or the phone icon, depending on your preferences. The envelope icon will send you emails, and the phone icon will send you text messages. 
  5. Finally, you will get an email or text message from Civic Plus (depending on which icon you clicked on in Step 4 asking you to confirm your subscription. Click on the link in this email to confirm your subscription.


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