Northwest Drive & Slater Road Paving Project

  1. Expect Minor Delays on Northwest and Slater as Paving Continues

    Over the next few weeks, drivers can expect minor delays on Northwest during paving, and on both roads for the addition of pavement markings, guardrail adjustments, and shoulder rock installation. Read on...
  2. Northwest Drive Will Reopen Late this Evening; Thanks for Your Patience During Slater Road Paving

    We are happy to announce that Northwest Drive will reopen late this evening (9/11/20) - in time for the weekend but probably not in time for the Friday afternoon commute. Read more to find out what the next few weeks will bring for Northwest and Slater. Read on...
  3. Slater Road Paving Could Affect Drivers; Northwest Closure Continues

    The days surrounding Labor Day (Sept. 7) are traditionally a time when people like to go out of town for end-of-summer vacations. We want to remind everyone that work on Northwest and Slater roads could impact. Read on...
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About this Project

This project will repave portions of Northwest Drive and Slater Road from mid-August through September 2020. Some notable aspects of this project:

  • A culvert will be replaced on Northwest Drive between Slater Road and Larrabee Road. This will close the road for up to three weeks. 
    • A detour will be in place during the closure, and traffic will be diverted around that section of Northwest onto Pacific Highway. 

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Project Overview

Status: Contract Awarded

Next Steps: Construction should begin Aug. 24

Funding: Local Road Funds

Contract Awarded: June 15, 2020

Contract Amount: $1,146,047.00

Contractor: Granite Construction Company

Construction Schedule: The project will likely be completed by late summer 2020.


  1. Andrew Tischleder

    Project Engineer
    (360) 778-6224

    322 N. Commercial Street, Suite 301
    Bellingham, WA 98225

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