Deer Trail Landslide Repair

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Deer Tr Slide vicinity map

Deer Trail, a Whatcom County public roadway, is experiencing severe erosion of the material beneath the roadway pavement, called subgrade, and the embankment of the adjacent hillside. The affected portion of Deer Trail is located near the intersection of Cherry Tree Lane. For safety, this portion of roadway is currently restricted to one-lane with a temporary stop sign to control traffic. Concrete ‘jersey’ barriers ensure cars stay away from the eroded edge. 

In the short term, Whatcom County Public Works has hired a geotechnical engineer to assess the immediate safety and stability of this section of public roadway and recommend temporary stabilization measures to prevent further damage. County Maintenance and Operations crews will perform this work. In the long term, a permanent roadway reconstruction will have to be designed, funded, and constructed.

  1. Postcard Going out to Deer Trail Neighbors

    Property owners in the Deer Trail area will soon get a postcard with information on plans to repair this roadway. Click on the link to view the postcard. View the Postcard.
  2. Deer Trail Shoulder Work Happening Soon

    Whatcom County Public Works will make improvements to the shoulder of the single passable lane of Deer Trail that will clean up mud and add gravel to make driving in this area easier. Crews must locate any underground utilities before the work can start.
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Deer Trail Landslide

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  1. Go to the Notify Me section of our website. 
  2. Type in your email address and phone number under the Your Profile Information section at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll down to News Flash, find the News Flash item labeled Public Works – Deer Trail.
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Contact Us

  1. Brian Walker

    Senior Engineering Technician

    Whatcom County Public Works
    322 N. Commercial St., Suite 301, Bellingham,  WA 98225

    In an emergency, call 911