The largest of Whatcom County departments, Public Works' primary objective is to maintain the integrity of the Whatcom County Road System in an efficient, cost effective manner that provides safe travel for the public.
Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for contracted asphalt paving between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m: Valley View, Sweet, Kickerville, Delta Line, Stein, W Badger, Berthusen, Loomis Trail Rds. Additional Info...
Executive Jack Louws and Bellingham Mayor, Kelli Linville proclaim National Public Works Week in recognition of the great work our PW staff do for every citizen! Please say "Thank you" if you see a city or county worker out improving our public works! Additional Info...
Manages the county road system, including bridges and the Transportation Improvement Program. Engineering Services
Addressing, road naming, records, maps, encroachment permits. Equipment Services
Provides acquisition and maintenance of the County's fleet and procures materials for road maintenance projects. Ferry
A part of the Whatcom County road system is the Lummi Island Ferry. Maintenance and Operations
Whatcom County Maintenance and Operations maintains approximately 940 miles of county road. Water and Natural Resources
This division is responsible for the management of Lakes Whatcom and Samish, Marine Resources, River and Flood, Salmon Recovery, Stormwater, Water Quality, and Noxious Weeds.
- WSDOT Scoop - Here's the scoop: The stop signs on SR 548/Grandview Road and Kickerville Road near Ferndale are temporary and were put up for a Whatcom County fish passage project truck detour through this intersection. Read more:
The Snow is gone and Spring Maintenance Projects have begun......
COUNTY ROAD SHOULDER HERBICIDE PROGRAM The Public Works Department is beginning the 2017 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. 250 miles of roads are scheduled for seasonal treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid in drainage and minimize pavement damage.