The Birch Bay Drive & Pedestrian Facility Project a.k.a. "The Berm" was the largest project Whatcom County Public Works has ever done! This completed project restores the natural shoreline, protects the roadway from storm damage, and supports pedestrian safety with a separated berm that runs from the mouth of Terrell Creek (Lora Lane) to Cedar Avenue approximately 1.58 miles in length along the beach.
Status: Construction phase complete. Ongoing maintenance of 110,000 native plantings includes weeding & watering.
Timeline: Construction began December 9, 2019 and culminated in a celebration & ribbon cutting on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
- Contract Amount: $8,724,841.00
- Contractor: Granite Construction, Inc.