Whatcom County Public Works is planning to install roadway gates for closing portions of the County roadways during flooding events. These will allow County crews to be more efficient at closing and opening roadways during flooding and will replace the need for barricades, barriers, and other traffic control devices.
Status: Whatcom County Maintenance and Operations have installed gates at both Slater Road locations. They have also installed foundation at the Marine Drive locations near Lummi Shore Drive.
Contract Awarded: Whatcom County (M&O)
Contract Amount: $30,000 gate fabrication (Blue Star Welding); $60,000 gate installation (Whatcom County M&O)
Contractor: Whatcom County (M&O)
Construction Schedule: Whatcom County will continue the installation of the gates along Marine Drive through July ending with the last gate being installed on Ferndale Road just north of Marine Drive. All of this work is weather dependent and will not occur during rainy periods.