Public Works



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The 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.    
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  1. Breckenridge Road/Bridge No. 315

    Vehicle accident and damages in the vicinity, the bridge will be restricted to a single lane. Additional Info...
  2. Birch Bay Drive and Slater Road/Jordan Creek Project Updates 4/21/17

    Birch Bay Drive - Work began on April 17th for archaeological test excavations to facilitate final design plans. Slater Road/Jordan Creek - Beginning May 1st, the roadway will be closed to all traffic. A signed detour route will be in effect. Read on...
  3. County Roads Scheduled for Asphalt Paving - 4/24/17 through 4/28/17

    Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for contracted asphalt paving beginning Monday, April 24th through Friday, April 28th between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Additional Info...
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EnviroStar Certificate

The Snow is gone and Spring Maintenance Projects have begun......

COUNTY ROAD SHOULDER HERBICIDE PROGRAM The Public Works Department is beginning the 2017 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. 250 miles of roads are scheduled for seasonal treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid in drainage and minimize pavement damage. 

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