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Public Works - Ferry

Posted on: June 25, 2020

Lummi Island Road Maintenance Starts in July

Every paved county road on Lummi Island is planned for chip seal road maintenance starting around July 6. The exact start date may change due to weather and other factors. We will keep you updated through this communication tool as more information becomes available. 

Ferry Service During Chip Seal Work

Two large trucks will be given priority loading several times per day. This will allow the project to be completed faster, and in the most efficient way possible. Flaggers will be on site to ensure safe loading and unloading anytime equipment is being transported. 

The ferry will remain on its current COVID-19 schedule, and continue to make additional trips to alleviate traffic buildup. If have a time-sensitive schedule, we recommend getting in line early or crossing on one of our early morning trips.

Avoid Parking Along Affected Roadways

Loose gravel or chip sealant could damage vehicles left near roadways. Don’t park within two feet of the edge of road pavement during construction, including places like the grange hall, post office, Willow’s Inn, or Frank’s Beach. 

Driving Tips During Chip Seal

  • Use alternate routes during construction or plan for delays.
  • Slow down to at least 25mph in work zones.
  • Avoid distractions when driving through construction areas.
  • Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you to avoid flying rocks.

About the Chemicals We Use for this Program

We use a state-approved, water-based binder that includes elements to help the rock chips stick into the road and reduces the amount of loose rock on roadways. Warm, dry weather allows the binding and drying process to happen faster. Cool weather slows the process. 

For More Information

If you want to learn more about chip sealing, visit our chip seal webpage or call us at 360-778-6200.