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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Update on Roads Damaged in the November Floods

For the week of Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Birch Bay Lynden Road - Closed just east of intersection with Ham Road at California Creek.

  • Damage: During the Veteran’s Day storm event the existing 12-foot culvert which carries California Creek under Birch Bay Lynden...
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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Beach Ave - Closed

Beach Ave on Lummi Island is closed at Cedar Ave due to a road washout. A temporary route is in place for Emergency Vehicles , all other Vehicles use posted detour route. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Birch Bay Lynden Road - Closed

Birch Bay Lynden Rd is closed East of Ham Rd due to a culvert and roadway washout. All vehicles must use posted detour route. 

  • Repairs/Status: The stream diversion portion of the project is finished. We need the weather to cooperate so we can work...
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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Bylsma Rd - Closed

Bylsma Rd is closed between Polinder Rd and E Wiser Lake Rd for water over the roadway. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Central Road East of Lunde Rd - Motorcycles use caution

There is a steel plate over the roadway on Central Road, East of Lunde Road. Motorcycles should use caution. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Clipper Road, South of Strand Road - Motorcycles use Caution

There is a steel plate over the roadway at 3167 Clipper Road, South of Strand Road. Motorcycles should use caution. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Deer Trail at Cherry Lane - Be Prepared to Stop

Deer Trail at Cherry Lane is reduced to a single lane. Be prepared to stop.

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Dewey Rd - Closed

Dewey Rd is closed between the 1300 block of Bakerview and Van Wyck Rd due to a failed culvert.

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Emerson Road - Closed

Emerson Rd is closed at the Everson City Limits due to flood response activity. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Goshen Road - Closed

Goshen Rd is closed West of Roberts Rd due to a culvert and roadway washout. All vehicles must use posted detour route.

  • Repairs/Status: The County is working with a geotechnical engineer to prepare plans for a temporary slope repair. We expect the emergenc...
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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Lampman Rd - Closed

Lampman Rd is closed East of Haxton Way due to water over the roadway. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Marshall Hill Road - Closed

Marshall Hill Road is closed East of Cronk Rd due to a roadway collapse. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Paradise Rd - Closed

Paradise Rd is closed at Barrett Rd for water over the roadway.

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 17, 2021

South Church Rd - Closed

South Church Rd is closed South of Ulrich Rd due to water over the roadway.

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 17, 2021

South Pass Rd - Closed

Closed approximately 0.1 miles east of North Pass Road.

  • Damage: This area is still considered an active landslide. The slope has continued to gradually move over the last couple of weeks, and the area is being monitored on a regular basis.
  • Repairs/Status: W...
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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Sunset Ave - Closed

Sunset Ave is closed between Graveline Rd and Pacific Hwy due to a roadway collapse. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Truck Road reduced to single lane

The 5800 block of Truck Road is reduced to a single lane. Drivers should use caution. 

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Drivers, Bicyclists Should Use Caution on Birch Bay Drive near Harborview During Road Work

Drivers and bicyclists should plan for single-lane closures and a temporary gravel surface on Birch Bay Drive immediately north of Harborview Road. Work will take place from 7am-5pm weekdays for the next three weeks. Gravel areas will be paved before the ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Staffing Shortage Could Affect Whatcom County’s Snow Response this Winter

Whatcom County Public Works is dealing with a significant staffing shortage - specifically a shortage of employees who are licensed, qualified and experienced operating snow plows. 

Heavy equipment like snow plows require a Commercial Driver&a...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Emergency repair work underway on Whatcom County roads

Flooding from a series of storms in November did significant damage to our county road system. We have been assessing the damage, and work is underway on emergency repairs. We will continue to share updates as these repair projects progress. 

We r...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Important Message for Anyone Filing National Flood Insurance Damage Claims

If you have flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program and you filed a claim for flood damages, it’s important that you submit your Proof of Loss form within 60 days of the date of loss. Time is running out to submit this paper...

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