Each year Whatcom County Public Works selects roadways for preventative maintenance known as bituminous surface treatment, commonly known as chip sealing. Lummi Nation roadways are scheduled first, starting on June 22.
The following roads are scheduled for chip sealing June 22-25 – from 6am – 6pm. As with all construction projects, the schedule and list below may change due to weather or other factors.
Drivers should plan to use alternate routes during project work and expect delays. Speed limits will be lowered to 25mph in work zones, and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office will have extra emphasis patrols to ensure safety.
Tips for drivers during chip seal work:
This summer Public Works will chip seal approximately 65 miles of Whatcom County roads. Most areas are selected on a rotating 10-12 year cycle.
Lummi Island roadway work is expected to start around July 6. After island roadways are completed, crews will work on additional Lummi Nation roadways, then areas of Ferndale north of Slater Road.
This program has substantial benefits for local roadways and the drivers who use them, including:
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