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Engineering Services
5280 Northwest Drive
Suite C
Bellingham, WA 98226
Map
(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 Division

Traffic Section, Pavement Management

Public Works Engineering Division Traffic Pavement Management preserves and maintains the paved road system by providing periodic Pavement crewsurveys of pavement condition and analysis of pavement life cycles to assess overall system performance and costs.  This will determine the alternative strategies and costs necessary to prevent significant road deterioration.  A related function is the maintenance of the county road log, used to compute estimated road replacement costs and estimated annual maintenance costs for fuel tax allocation. The priority array: analysis and compilation of roadway data (geometric, structural, traffic and collision data) then prioritized to use in developing the annual and six year transportation improvement programs, provides assistance for the development of the six-year Transportation Improvement Program.

This service assists Whatcom County Public Works Maintenance & Operations Division with their yearly road maintenance program.  This section of Public Works is also in contact with the statewide County Road Administration Board who assists with the funding issues.

Activities

  • Visual surveys of county arterials
  • Road log updating and maintenance
  • Priority array
  • Traffic accidents record keeping and review
  • Citizen, taxpayer, legal inquiries concerning county road regulations
  • Funding applications