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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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale May 12

    The next ferry punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, at the ferry office, located at the island-side ferry terminal. All types of ferry punch cards will be sold. Read on...
  4. Single-Lane Closures of Slater Road April 20 for Bridge Inspection

    Routine inspection of the Slater Road bridge over the Nooksack River will cause single-lane road closures from 9am-4pm on Tuesday, April 20. Drivers should expect minor delays of 15 minutes or less. For more information, call 360 778-6260.
  5. Public Works Department Prepares for 2021 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program

    The 2021 Whatcom County Road Shoulder Herbicide Program will begin soon. Property owners can opt-out of the program and take responsibility for maintaining the right-of-way abutting their property by calling 360-778-6400. Read on...
  6. April 14 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

    The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. Read on...
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