Please join the City of Ferndale and project partners on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, to celebrate the Thornton Street Overpass with a Grand Opening Event.
The event will begin with an Open House on the Thornton Overpass Bridge at 12:00 PM where guests can chat with the project team, check out City and County transportation vehicles with a special public vehicle showcase, and take in the incredible views before the road opens to public traffic.
At 1:00 PM, there will be a short ribbon cutting celebration, followed by a motorcade of City and County vehicles led by Ferndale Mayor, Greg Hansen. The Overpass will open at 3:00 PM to public traffic.
Walk, bike, skateboard, or sled to join us for this family-friendly celebration in reconnecting our city!
Please note that the Thornton Overpass will be closed to traffic during the event. Event parking will be along Thornton on each end of the new bridge. Please enter from either the Portal Way/Second Avenue roundabout or Malloy Avenue and park along the curb. The City will have staff members directing traffic to assist with parking.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Open House and Public Vehicle Showcase
1:00 PM Speeches and Ribbon Cutting Celebration
1:20 PM Motorcade
3:00 PM Overpass opens to traffic!
For guests with limited mobility, we will have a section of parking on the West end of the bridge, as close to the bridge as possible, just past the Malloy intersection as you make your way to Samson Rope. We will have City Staff assisting with parking, please let them know if you need one of these spots. Please note, parking is limited. If you would like to reserve one of these spots, please email Communications and Community Relations Officer, Megan Juenemann or call 360-685-2353. Also, at each of end of the bridge, we will have a shuttle for guests with limited mobility. Please ask City Staff for assistance or look for the shuttle signs located at the barriers at each end of the bridge.