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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Alternate Routes Advised on Marine Drive Oct. 18-20 Near McAlpine Road

Stormwater vault construction will cause alternating single-lane closures on Marine Drive during weekday business hours. Drivers should use alternate routes and expect significant delays. View suggested alternate route: https://bit.ly/3AMvLSy

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Public Asked to Use Alternate Routes During Marine Drive Stormwater Construction

Stormwater vault construction will cause alternating single-lane closures on Marine Drive during weekday business hours. Work starts today, Oct. 11, and continues for about three weeks. Please use alternate routes or expect delays.

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Marine Drive Reconstruction Starting in October

Work on Marine Drive was originally scheduled to start in September, but the start date has been pushed back because of material shortages. Starting in October, the contractor will begin work on an underground stormwater vault at the intersection of Marin...

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Public Works - Marine Drive Reconstruction Project
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Marine Drive Reconstruction Scheduled to Start in September

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.

Public Works - Marine Drive Reconstruction Project
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Marine Drive Utility Work Continues, Road Construction will Likely Start in Early August

Ongoing utility relocation work and periodic single-lane road closures will continue through June and July. Road construction is currently out to bid. Construction is likely to begin in early August.

Public Works - Marine Drive Reconstruction Project
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Utility Relocation Work Starts Mid-March on Marine Drive

Starting in mid-March, users of Marine Drive can expect periodic single-lane closures and road shoulder work as crews relocate utility poles, water meters, buried natural gas and communication lines, etc. for the upcoming roadway widening project.

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Marine Drive Improvement Planning Continues

Whatcom County Public Works and its consultant, Pacific Survey and Engineering, Inc., are working towards a 100% design document. This will include technical components of the roadway widening, stormwater and water quality system design, street lighting, ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Community Invited to Virtual Marine Drive Trail Planning Meeting

The Port of Bellingham, along with the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County, will host a Marine Drive Trail System virtual update from 3:30-4:30 pm on Nov. 30. The virtual meeting will start with a presentation of draft trail concepts. Following the pres...

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Public Works - Marine Drive Reconstruction Project
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Results of Marine Drive Survey

We received 27 responses to our Marine Drive survey. We appreciate everyone who took the time to take the survey and to share it with their friends and neighbors. Your responses will help us as we continue to plan this project. 

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Public Works - Marine Drive Reconstruction Project
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Marine Drive Reconstruction Project Update for July 1, 2020

Whatcom County Public Works has been working with our hired design consultant, Pacific Survey and Engineering, Inc., toward developing the project to the 60% design level, which includes:  

  • Roadway widening. 
  • Stormwater and water quality s...
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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Whatcom County Seeks Input on Public Participation Process

Take Survey

Whatcom County is inviting residents to share information about their experience participating in local decision-making. A short online survey has been posted to gather the feedback (click here for link). The survey is part of a larger effort to review th...

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