City Installs Barrier to Prevent Left Turns off Main Street before Labounty Drive

Public Works crews are on Main Street today from 7am-3:30pm installing plastic traffic delineators along the center line of Main Street to prevent drivers from making left turns into and out of the North Sound Center parking lot. Flaggers will be on site, please use caution and follow all direction from Public Works crew.

The City is eliminating left turn movements between Main Street and the North Sound Center parking lot located between I-5 and Labounty. Drivers wanting to access the North Sound Center parking lot from Main Street or westbound Main Street from the parking lot will need to utilize the intersection at Main and Labounty.

This change was motivated by the use of “Intelligence-Based Policing”, where the Ferndale Police Department works hand in hand with the City’s GIS mapping team to identify hot spots by layering crash data into the City’s GIS mapping database.  Utilizing this approach, the City is better able to identify changes in accident distribution and identify areas where increased patrols or modifications may be necessary.

This location was identified as one of the most frequent spots for accidents as drivers taking a left turn off Main Street into the parking lot collide with vehicles accelerating to enter I-5. Signage is being installed to inform drivers of the change with further improvements and signage planned for early Spring 2019.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Pheasant Way, between Church Road and Tyler Lane.

Drivers should expect potential delays and consider alternate routes as Pheasant Way between Church Road and Tyler Lane will be closed to thru traffic on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 7am to 7pm.  Westbound traffic will be detoured via Tyler Lane, to Sunshine Drive, to Evergreen Way, to Thornton Street to Church Road. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via Church Road, to Thornton Street, to Evergreen Way, to Sunshine Drive to Tyler Lane. This road closure is to complete utility improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be on site to assist traffic.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7am to 7pm

Vista Drive, between Seamount Drive and Gardiner Drive

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes as southbound traffic on Vista Drive will be shifted east into the turn lane on Thursday, November 29, 2018 between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm. Traffic may also be stopped temporarily in work zone. Flaggers will be on site to assist traffic. This road closure is to complete utility work associated with a private development project.

See attached for the Traffic Control Plan.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7am to 7pm

Gardiner Drive, between Augustine Drive and Vista Drive

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Gardiner Drive between Augustine Drive and Vista Drive on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic. This work is to complete improvements associated with a private development project. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Help Needy Families in Ferndale with the Holiday Giving Store

Did you know that the Ferndale Holiday Giving Store provides gifts and warm clothing to nearly 1,000 children living in poverty in Ferndale and Custer? Gifts are free to families who qualify, enabling those children to wake up Christmas morning with something special for them under the tree.   Did you know the Holiday Giving Store relies entirely on donations?

To participate, simply come to City Hall and pick an ornament from the tree. Each ornament lists a specific item for purchase.  All you need to do is purchase the item(s) and place it in the Holiday Giving Store Box next to the Christmas tree. You don’t even need to wrap it! Donations are accepted through December 14.

Please consider supporting the Holiday Giving Store, a program of the Ferndale Community Service Cooperative, and help provide a wonderful holiday for those in need. For more information, please call the Ferndale Community Service Cooperative at (360) 380-2200

 

On the Eve of Mars Landing, Ferndale Celebrates Martian Accomplishments

As the world watches NASA’s Insight lander touch down on the surface of Mars today, Ferndale celebrates our local businesses who are involved in NASA’s expeditions.

Samson Rope, which is headquartered in Ferndale and employs over 200 people locally, designed and built the synthetic ropes used to handle the cargo on the first shuttle missions, and provide resistance to exercise equipment on the International Space Station.

The Timken Company, which has a manufacturing facility in Ferndale with over 80 local employees, manufactures bearings, gear drives and couplings for machinery around the world. Their bearings were used in many previous martian missions, including the Opportunity Rover (2004), the Spirit Rover (2004) and the Curiosity Rover (2012). Their bearings are currently inside the Insight Lander which arrives today.

“With all this Ferndale material on Mars, I believe we may need to annex part of the red planet,” said Mayor Jon Mutchler. “At least, we should consider a sister-planet program.”

For more information on Ferndale-based manufacturers, please explore FerndaleMade.com to learn about the thousands of products produced in Ferndale every day and why Ferndale is an ideal place to locate a business.

 

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