Public Works - Birch Bay Drive Pavement Rehabilitation Project

Posted on: May 17, 2023

Birch Bay Drive Pavement Rehabilitation Project to Start July 10

Thank you for signing up to receive updates on the Birch Bay Drive Pavement Rehabilitation project from Whatcom County Public Works. As the start date approaches, we wanted to reach out and share some initial information about the project and what to expect. 

We recently launched a website to explain the type of work being conducted this summer and when. By visiting our website, you’ll see information outlining the following:

  • the project’s proposed start date (July 10)
  • a map of the affected area
  • daytime versus nighttime operations
  • upgrades to pedestrian facilities

At this time, the plan is to have all the grinding and paving work performed at night. This is the least disruptive option—minimizing impacts on pedestrians, road traffic, and local businesses. The work will be conducted nightly, from Sunday night to early Friday morning, to avoid weekend traffic. We have also arranged with the contractor that any work area that receives grinding will be repaved during the same week to ensure a finished driving surface by the weekend. 

Daytime operations will require single-lane closures of a much shorter distance & duration and therefore have limited impacts on traffic and pedestrians. The types of daytime work include sidewalk construction, pedestrian curb ramps, and adjusting utility holes. 

Throughout the project, we will provide regular updates to the community on our project webpage, via this email update list, and on our social media. Our crew has also conducted direct outreach to local businesses along the affected route. 

If you can think of anyone who might benefit from this information, please share the webpage link with them. The webpage also covers how to sign up for this email list, which we encourage as a way to stay updated. 

Thank you again for signing up for our Birch Bay Drive Pavement Rehabilitation email list. We appreciate your patience during our summer construction season. 

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