Chip Seal (also called seal coating, or Bituminous Surface Treatment) is the application of a special protective wearing surface to an existing pavement.
This program has substantial benefits for local roadways and the drivers who use them, including:
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. Remember that traffic fines double in work zones.
Road delays are never an enjoyable part of summer driving, and we appreciate the patience of the driving public during this process. This work will last several months, but the benefits will last for decades.
Please be patient when traveling in work zones. Traveling at the posted construction speed limit in construction zones will ensure your safety and the safety of highway workers. It is also the law. Traffic fines are doubled in construction zones. Obeying warning signs and flagging personnel instructions benefits all those who share the roadway with you too.