Public Works



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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.    
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  1. Whatcom County Roads Scheduled for Paving 5/22-5/26/17

    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...
  2. Whatcom County National Public Works Week May 21-27,2017

    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...
  3. Haxton Way is closed between Lummi Shore Drive and Kwina Road

    The Lummi Nation is constructing a fish passage structure underneath Haxton Way. This closure will be in place until no later than May 25th. Signed detour in place. Additional Info...
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Slater Road/Jordan Creek

- 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:
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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. 

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