Project Update for December 12, 2019
Whatcom County has finalized selection of a consulting engineer, and started design of the project, which includes addition of bicycle lanes, concrete curb/gutter and sidewalk, pedestrian safety enhancements, drainage improvements, and roadway resurfacing. Construction is planned for the summer of 2021.
In the coming months, there will be County staff and contractors on-site gathering additional information for the project's design, which may include geotechnical explorations, environmental assessments, traffic counts, and field surveys. Minor traffic delays may be encountered during this work.
A public open house shall be scheduled for early 2020, once the conceptual plans for the proposed roadway improvements are complete. This will provide an opportunity for the public to review the conceptual plans, provide comments, and ask questions about the upcoming project.
The project's scope is to widen and reconstruct the existing roadway to facilitate the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities on Marine Drive between Locust Avenue and Alderwood Avenue.
The goals of this multimodal improvements project include: