Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. and Blaine Rd. Intersection Improvements

Intersection Improvement Map Location


The intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and SR-548 (Blaine Road) experiences significant congestion during peak hours, especially in the summer. Whatcom County Public Works (WCPW) plans to make improvements to the intersection to alleviate congestion and improve safety. 

This project will improve safety and traffic flow through the intersection.

  • Rebuild the intersection with a new roundabout. 
  • Construct stormwater conveyance and detention facilities. 
  • Relocate various utilities impacted by the project.

Project Benefits

  • Reduce conflict points between different roadway users. 
  • Reduce speeds at the intersection. 
  • Construct curb separations between pedestrian and vehicle lanes.

Public Input 

We want to hear from you! Please take our online survey so we can better understand how you use the intersection:

Whatcom County Public Works will have a virtual public meeting to explain this project and gather public feedback. Information about the public meeting will be posted here once it is available. 

  1. Intersection Alternative Analysis Underway

    In the weeks and months ahead, you may see Public Works staff and consultants on-site gathering additional information about the location that will assist in the alternatives being considered for design. Read on...
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Contact Us

  1. Andrew Tischleder

    Project Engineer
    [email protected]

    322 N Commercial Street
    Suite 301
    Bellingham, WA 98225

    Phone: 360-778-6210
    Fax: 360-778-6211

Project Overview

Planning Phase (2020-2021)

  • Topographic Survey and Site Reconnaissance 
  • Preliminary Engineering 
  • Alternatives Analysis 
  • Community Engagement 

Design Phase (2021-2022) 

  • Intersection Design
  • Permitting 
  • Right-of-way  

Construction Phase (2023-2024) 

  • Contractor to build improvements

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