Traffic Operations


    The Maintenance and Operations Traffic Section maintains 
    and installs appropriate traffic control devices following the  
    Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)       

Street Striping

  • M&O striping crew stripes 1500 land miles of road yearly.
  • Environmentally friendly water-based paint is used.
  • Raised pavement markers installed.
  • Thermoplastic stop bars, arrows and railroad crossing markings applied.

Sign Crew

  • Maintains 14,700 signs.
  • Signs are visually inspected monthly for general condition.
  • Annual night reflectivity inspections.
  • Makes new signs, reviews development plans & construction zones.
  • 24-hour emergency on-call availability.

Striper Unit

Large white paint striping truck

Traffic Control

Yellow road sign with an orange flat on a Whatcom County Road that reads new traffic pattern ahead