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News Update

UPDATED: July 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM

2014 dry dock dates are tentatively scheduled for September 3 through September 17. Additional information including passenger-only sailing schedule and dry dock details will be posted on this web site as they become available.

Lummi Is. Ferry Press Release Dry Dock Detail 7.11.14

2014 Lummi Island Van Schedule North Loop

2014 Lummi Island Van Schedule South Loop

2014 Passenger Only Ferry Schedule

Public Works Press Release Haxton Way/Smokehouse Rd. Round-a-bout

2014 Tide Table Restrictions for the Lummi Island Ferry This is a pdf document

Credit Cards Accepted Onboard the Whatcom Chief Beginning January 1,2014 This is a pdf document

Updated 9/27- Needs Based Ferry Ticket Information This is a pdf document

Whatcom County Public Works is pleased to announce that credit cards can now be used to purchase all types of Whatcom County Ferry punch cards at the Public Works Administration building located at 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Hours are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A 2.35% convenience fee will be added to the purchase price. Minimum fee per purchase is $2.00. Whatcom County does not receive any portion of the convenience fees. All sales are final and non-refundable.

New Ferry Loading Procedures at Gooseberry Point- Effective 9/25/12 This is a pdf document

Gooseberry Point Parking Map This is a pdf document


Birch Bay Lynden Portal Way - Traffic Signal Turn On Delay

Bridge Load Restriction - Roberts Road/Anderson Creek Bridge No. 249

Swift Creek Background Information

Rural Road Safety Program

Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project

Potter Road, South Fork Nooksack Bridge #148

Birch Bay Lynden Road/Portal Way Signalization/Improvements - OPEN

Road Construction Projects Press Release This is a pdf document


tractorsThe 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. This is accomplished through the work of several  divisions: Engineering, Equipment Services, and Maintenance and Operations. Public Works also provides year-round ferry service to Lummi Island.      

Flooding of homesWe also provide a variety of environmental services for the county including solid waste management; river and flood management; water resources management, and noxious weed control for the County.

Main Office
Public Works Administration
322 N. Commercial Street, Suite 210, Bellingham, Washington 98225
Telephone: (360) 676-6692; Email: