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Please use this form for routine road maintenance service requests. You may also call us directly at (360) 778-6400. Please call 911 immediately if your request is an emergency or to report a down or missing STOP, STOP AHEAD, CURVE, or YIELD sign.

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  1. Two Week Closure of Valley View Road May 17-28 for Bridge Repair

    The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close Valley View Road between Creasey Road and Arnie Road from 7am on Monday, May 17, through 4pm on Friday, May 28, for a bridge deck re-setting. Detour routes will be in place throughout the road closure. Read on...
  2. Ferry Tide-Related Weight Restrictions in May

    The Whatcom Chief can't carry trucks over 40,000 GVW during tides below zero. View May's tide restricted dates and times at:
  3. Burk Road Closure May 3-4 for Culvert Replacement

    The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close Burk Road between Sunrise Road and Delta Line Road from 7:00 am on Monday, May 3, through 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 4, for a culvert replacement project. Read on...
  4. Updated Fare Sheet Added to Whatcom Chief's Website

    The Lummi Island Ferry's fare sheet has been updated with a new chart showing both the current costs and the new costs that will start on May 17, 2021. View the new Ferry Fares Sheet
  5. What to expect this boating season

    Boaters headed to either Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish this year will see policy in action, as Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham work together to protect shorelines and improve lake health, while ensuring swimmers and boaters are safe. Read on...
  6. Lummi Island Ferry $1 Fare Surcharge Begins May 17

    A $1 surcharge on most ferry trips on the Whatcom Chief will begin on Monday, May 17. The money will go to a dedicated fund to help pay capital expenditures for a new ferry vessel and modifications to docks in order to accommodate the new vessel. Read on...
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