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I-5 - Downtown Bellingham On/Off Ramps - Ramp Reconstruction - Completed June 2012

Project Status - Complete

We lengthened and improved four I-5 on-ramps in Bellingham:

  • Exit 252: Northbound Samish Way on-ramp
  • Exit 253: Southbound Lakeway Drive on-ramp
  • Exit 254: Northbound Iowa Street on-ramp
  • Exit 255: Southbound Sunset Drive on-ramp

Work was completed June 2012.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Improvements to the ramps will help reduce the number of collisions and injuries for drivers entering and exiting the interstate.
Car GlyphRelieves Congestion
Improving the ramps will allow this stretch of interstate to carry more people, freight and vehicles efficiently as the region continues to grow.
Leaf Glyph Protects Environment
While reconstructing the ramps, we will upgrade culverts and ditches to help minimize erosion during large storms. We will also build stormwater treatment facilities to filter contaminants out of highway stormwater.

Partnerships & Cooperation


This project was funded through the following sources:

  • 2005 gas tax (Transportation Partnership Account Funding) - $15 million
  • Pre-existing funds: $316,000
  • Total funding available from all sources - $15.3 million

Contact Us
Communications, Dustin Terpening
1043 Goldenrod Road, Suite 101
Burlington, WA 98223
Phone: 360-757-5997

Project Engineer Chris Damitio
460 Stuart Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 360-788-7400

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