Construction activities are set to begin in early April that will close Thornton Street between Malloy and Vista. This closure is expected to last until the anticipated fall 2023 completion. A $4M federal grant, as well as City utility funds, will be used to replace the aging infrastructure, some of which is as old as 40 years.
Once finished, there will be two travel lanes with a new roadway surface including shoulders, curb, and gutter. Also, to enhance pedestrian safety, sidewalks will be installed on both sides of the street, along with speed tables, a vehicle activated speed sign, and a flashing pedestrian crossing beacon.
A road closure is necessary and will remain in place for the duration of the project, not only for the safety of those on site, but for our community. A detour route is available for vehicles (see graphic below) and a pedestrian route will be available through the closure area.
For your safety and the safety of the contractors, please follow all traffic closure signs, be mindful of personnel on site, and use alternative routes when possible. Thank you for your patience!
More information about this project available at: https://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/thornton-street-vista-drive-to-malloy-avenue-project/
If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at 360-384-4006.