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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Chip Seal Road Work Starts June 24 on Whatcom County Roads

Whatcom County Public Works has scheduled the following roads for chip sealing from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 22, and continuing through Thursday, June 24: 

  • Barr Rd
  • Beach Wy
  • Brown Rd
  • Douglas Rd
  • Elder Rd
  • Germaine Dr
  • Lake Terrell Rd
  • Nep...
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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Resurfacing Work to Close Parts of Leeward Way Starting May 19

A portion of Leeward Way will be closed from 7am to 7pm starting Wednesday, May 19, through Friday, May 28 for roadway resurfacing and shoulder work.  The roadway will reopen on nights, weekends, and holidays. Work is weather-dependent and may be...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Pre-Level Road Work Starts May 19, Drivers Should Expect Delays

Drivers on Douglas and Olson roads, as well as residents in the Sandy Point Heights area, should expect delays starting May 19 during pre-level road work. Pre-level is a kind of road pavement repair work.

  • Drivers should expect single-lane closures and dela...
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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: May 5, 2021

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

Valley View Bridge Closure and Detour Route

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. 

  • This continuous closure applies to all traffic, in...
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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: April 27, 2021

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. This continuous closure will be in effect for the...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: April 14, 2021

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.

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Public Works Department Prepares for 2021 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program

The 2021 Whatcom County Road Shoulder Herbicide Program will begin soon. Approximately 250 miles of roads are normally scheduled for seasonal treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid in drainage and minimize pavemen...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Daytime Road Closure Notice for Lake Whatcom Boulevard Feb. 2-4

The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close Lake Whatcom Boulevard between Lake Louise Rd and Cain Lake/South Bay Rd from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 2, through Thursday, February 4, for long arm mowing and tree clean up. This closure ...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Axlund Road Closing Oct. 15-16 for Culvert Replacement

The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close Axlund Road between Barnhart Road and H Street Road from 8:30am on Thursday, October 15, through 4:30pm on Friday, October 16, for a culvert installation project. This closure will be in effect 24-hour...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Axlund Road Work Cancelled Due to Weather

Axlund Road work scheduled for Sept. 23-24 has been canceled. No new date has been set yet for this work. Please direct questions to Whatcom County Public Works, Maintenance and Operations at (360) 778-6400.

Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Pavement Striping on Slater Road Scheduled for Sept. 17; Drivers Should Expect Delays

Slater Striping Map

Pavement striping operations are scheduled from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday, September 17, on Slater Road from Ferndale city limits to Lake Terrell Road. Drivers should expect long delays during this work. Please use alternate routes whenever possible. Sa...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Lena Road Closure Sept. 14-15 for Culvert Replacement

Lena Road Closure

The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close Lena Road between Finkbonner Road and Lummi View Drive from 8 am on Monday, September 14, through 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 15, for a culvert installation project. This closure will be in effect 24...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Pavement Striping on Mosquito Lake Road Sept. 9-10; Drivers Should Expect Delays During Work

Pavement striping operations are scheduled from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 10, on Mosquito Lake Road. Drivers should expect long delays during this work. Please use alternate routes whenever possible.

Safety is our h...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Pavement Striping on Birch Bay Lynden Road Scheduled for Sept. 3

Pavement striping operations are scheduled from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday, September 3, on Birch Bay Lynden Road from Harborview Road to Lynden City Limits. Drivers should expect long delays during this work. Please use alternate routes whenever possibl...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Lummi Island Pavement Striping Rescheduled for Sept. 1-2

Pavement Striping operations are scheduled from 6:00 am and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 1, and Wednesday, September 2 on paved Lummi Island roads. This work was rescheduled from August due to mechanical issues, and to avoid conflicts with garbage pickup...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Pavement Striping on Hannegan Road Rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27

Pavement striping operations originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20 have been rescheduled due to forecasted rain. The work is now expected to take place from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday, August 27, on Hannegan Road from the Bellingham city limits to L...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Chip Seal Road Work Scheduled on Lummi Reservation Aug. 10-13

Whatcom County has scheduled the following Lummi Reservation roads, including the Kel Bay area, for chip sealing from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 10, and continuing through Thursday, August 13.

•    BAYVIEW DRIVE&nb...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Lummi Nation Roads Scheduled for Chip Seal Work Aug. 3-6

Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for chip sealing from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, and continuing through Thursday, August 6.

  • Bay Place  
  • Bay Street
  • Bay View Drive
  • Bayshore Drive 
  • Beach Place 
  • Harbor Lane&...
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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Striping on Lake Whatcom Blvd and Lake Louise Road Aug. 5

Pavement striping operations are scheduled Wednesday, August 5, on Lake Whatcom Boulevard and Lake Louise Road. Lake Whatcom Boulevard work will begin at 9am and Lake Louise Road work will start at approximately 11am. 

Only local residents will be...

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Public Works - Road Closures and Restrictions