Holeman Avenue Stormwater Improvements

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  1. Ben Kuiken

    Project Engineer

    322 N. Commercial St., Suite 224
    Bellingham, WA 98225

Project Overview:

  • Status: 60% design complete
  • Next Steps: Permitting and utility coordination
  • Construction Year: 2024
  • Engineer: Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Construction Costs: TBD 


The project goal is to reduce roadway flooding on Holeman Avenue by replacing undersized pipe and installing new catch basins and re-establish the existing ditch to match pipe invert elevations. This area is particularly sensitive due to the steep bluff along the shoreline and the concern is that flooding could lead to bluff failure and property damage.

Project Benefits

  • improved safety 
  • replace failing system

Storm drain on Holeman Avenue is undersized causing west side of the roadway to experience flooding. Approximately 335 Lineal feet of 12-inch diameter pipe and associated catch basins will be replaced or upsized, and about 160 lineal feet of ditch will be reestablished or modified.    

Project Updates


Construction has been rescheduled for 2024. The County has reprioritized the projects to address the damage and other impacts caused by the November 2021 storms. For further information, please read the Stormwater division statement on the project page.


There will be a public meeting hosted on September 15th, 2021 starting at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held through the online meeting platform Zoom.

Meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/95410131863

Meeting ID: 954 1013 1863

Call In Option: 1 (253) 215 8782 

  1. Funding
  2. Financial Updates
  3. Project Documents

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