Thornton Street Electric System Relocation Project Starts July 15th

Here is a notice from our partners at Puget Sound Energy about an upcoming project starting July 15th that will impact Ferndale residents.

Thornton Street electric system relocation project

In conjunction with the City of Ferndale’s Thornton Street overpass project and in an ongoing effort to deliver safe and reliable energy to the Ferndale-area, Puget Sound Energy electric crews will be working along Thornton Street to relocate select utility poles, upgrade related electric equipment and underground a section of the existing overhead electric wire. Due to the complexity of the work and for the safety of our crew, we may need to take a planned power outage towards the end of the project which might impact your residence or business. Please see below for project details.

Project details
Who:   Electric crews from PSE and Potelco and underground trenching crews from Power X
What:     Replacing select utility poles, upgrading related electric equipment and undergrounding electric wire
Where:   Thornton Street between Snowden Drive and Interstate 5, Ferndale  
               (please refer to map above for approximate project route)
When:    Work is expected to begin the week of July 15 and is anticipated to last into late August

  • Project dates & duration could vary based on inclement weather and emergency crew assignments
  • Typical daytime work hours are approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What you can expect

  • To prepare for this work, crews were in the area surveying the project route and marking current underground utilities with brightly colored paint or flags
  • Signs and traffic control flaggers will guide vehicles and pedestrians safely through the work zone
  • There will likely be noise from trucks and heavy machinery during working hours
  • As a part of this work, some customers may experience an interruption in electric service. We will notify those impacted customers directly prior to beginning any work requiring a planned power outage in person, by mail, email or door hanger and we will work closely with businesses to schedule any interruption of service outside of business hours
  • Once work is complete, crews will go back over the work zone and clear any remaining debris

For more information regarding the Thornton Street overpass project, please visit the City’s website:

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to complete this project. We aim to cause as little disruption as possible. If you have any questions regarding PSE’s portion of this project, please contact me and reference job number 101110819.

Jane Major, PSE Project Manager
360-791-2748 |

Lost and Unclaimed Property at Ferndale Police Station

Did you lose something recently? Maybe a friendly neighbor found it and turned it into the Ferndale Police Department. Currently we have:
  • Cell phone
  • Computer Tablet
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Backpack
  • Bicycle
  • Bank Cards

If you are missing one of these items, stop by the Ferndale Police Department, located at 2220 Main Street, between 8am-4:30pm, Tuesday through Friday. You will need to provide a detailed description of the item to reclaim your property. For more information contact Evidence Manager Kim Martin at (360)483-5746.

Invitation to Bid: First Ave and Main St Intersection Improvements Project




City Project No. ST2019-01

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by CITY OF FERNDALE that sealed bid proposals will be received by the City of Ferndale at Ferndale City Hall, located at 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington, 98248, (360) 384-4006, until 2 PM on Thursday, June 27, 2019, and will then and there be opened and publicly read for the First Ave. and Main St. Intersection Improvements Project.  

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This contract provides for the reconfiguration of existing pedestrian crossings at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street in Ferndale, WA.  Work will include removal and replacement of cement concrete sidewalk, curb and ADA ramps; removal of existing signal arms, cabinets and related facilities; concrete flatwork; HMA paving; permanent signage installation; striping; and other work in accordance with the Contract Plans, Special Provisions, the Standard Specifications, including the amendments thereto, and Standard Plans.

Bid Guaranty

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal.  Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond and payment bond both in an amount of 100 percent (100%) of the contract price within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Ferndale.  All bidders and subcontractors shall have a contractor’s license to work in the State of Washington and a City of Ferndale Business License before starting work. All work performed on this project will be subject to prevailing state wage rates.

Project Documents  

Maps, plans, and specifications may be obtained from the Ferndale Public Works Department, located at Ferndale City Hall upon payment in the amount of $30 for specifications and plan sets.  Informational copies of maps, plans and specifications are on file for inspection at 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.  An electronic version of the project plans and specifications are available for download on the City of Ferndale website here. If you download the bid documents, you are required to contact the Cityvia email at to be added to the planholders’ list.

Pre-Bid Conference

Bidders, prior to submittal of a bid, may attend a pre-bid conference with the Project Engineer.  The meeting will start on June 20, 2019 at 2 PM at the Ferndale City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.  A jobsite visit may follow upon request. 

The City of Ferndale in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

The City of Ferndale is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Minority and Women-Owned firms are encouraged to submit bids.

Susan Duncan

City Clerk – City of Ferndale

Ferndale Record – Published June 12 and 19, 2019

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