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Engineering Services
5280 Northwest Drive
Suite C
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 676-6730
Fax: (360) 676-6558

Design & Construction and
Bridge & Hydraulic
322 N Commercial St
Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 715-7450
Fax: (360) 715-7451


Engineering Administration

Whatcom County Public Works Engineering Administration provides technical and administrative oversight of all county transportation infrastructure and assets and their utilization.  They also conduct or administer research and provide information and technical support to other department sections, other county departments, and the public concerning roads, bridges, drainage, surveys, monuments, subdivisions, and rights-of-way. Customer counter

Engineering Administration's top priority is service to the public and fulfilling public requests for information regarding road and right-of-way related issues.

Engineering covers Whatcom County's 2,180 square mile area by administering the management of 974 county road miles and 151 county bridges.  Engineering also responds to requests from several of the small towns and cities within the Whatcom County area.

Engineering Administration provides technical support to other Public Works sections and county departments, such as the Prosecuting Attorney and the Sheriff offices.

The Administration section of Engineering also processes Road Vacations.  Whatcom County Council approves or denies vacations and abandonments.  This process allows landowners the opportunity to remove unused portions of county road right-of-way from the county's infrastructure and return it to private property.

Road Closures provide the opportunity to repair county roads by either the county road crew or a private contractor.  By closing a roadway, the construction process can proceed smoothly, with the least amount of interruption, and provide the most safety to the public.  Road Restrictions are in place to provide this same protection to the public by forbidding overweight vehicles passage on roadways that are under stress from the weather.  Heavy truck traffic can damage roadways.

Engineering Administration prepares, updates, and submits the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to the Washington Department of Transportation.  This program provides the public with an overview of where the county is going with their road program, what the long-range road improvement plan is, and how spending of their tax dollars occurs.

Administration's records and maps provide information about survey monumentation, Records and mapsright-of-way widths, road packets and deeds, short plats, long plats, binding site plans, and records of survey.

Engineering Administration also acts as the public reception and information area for all other sections of Engineering, including the Design/Construction, Development, and Traffic sections.