Traffic Impacts on Main St. Nov. 3rd from 8am-3pm

On Tuesday, November 3rd from 8am-3pm, traffic will be impacted to accommodate boring for soil samples in the west-bound turn lane of Main Street adjacent to the bridge.

Traffic controls will be in place and flaggers will facilitate traffic through the area. Drivers are encouraged to utilize alternative routes if possible.

For more information, please contact Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.

Dropping off your ballot? Use the Ballot Express!

With so many Ferndale voters turning in their ballots at the ballot drop box adjacent to city hall, the City has installed traffic directional devices to help make sure everyone completes the journey safely. We are calling this the Ballot Express.

Voters are encouraged to enter the parking lot adjacent to the library and then take an immediate left, proceed to the ballot box, drop their ballots and then exit onto Fourth Avenue. This flow of traffic will ensure everyone can move safely and efficiently through the parking lot.

For questions about ballots and elections, please contact the Whatcom County Auditor at 360-778-5100.

Ferndale Playgrounds to Reopen Oct. 16th with COVID Restrictions

After consulting local public health experts and the neighboring municipalities, the City will reopen all Ferndale playgrounds, including Star Park, Cedar Creek, Flair, Oxford and Vista Ridge parks, with new COVID-related restrictions.

“For the playgrounds to safely reopen, we ask that all users observe social distancing as much as possible, wash their hands frequently and wear a mask,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “The greatest danger is people gathering in groups with people outside their household. All users of the park who are five years or older are required to wear a mask while on the playground and those who are two to four are strongly recommended to wear a mask.” 

The playgrounds will not be sanitized or cleaned beyond their regularly scheduled maintenance so the public will be playing at their own risk. “To ensure that we are able to keep these facilities open to the public, please observe these guidelines.” said Mayor Hansen. “If there is an outbreak, we may need to revisit this decision.”

For more information on Ferndale parks, please visit or contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at or 360-685-2353.

Traffic Impacts on LaBounty Dr. Tues. Oct. 6th

Public Works will be paving the northbound/westbound lane of LaBounty Drive in front of Mt. Baker Lanes and the adjacent shopping center on Tuesday Oct. 7th starting at 7AM.

Flaggers will be in place to facilitate vehicles through the area and access to the shopping center will be maintained as much as possible throughout the day.

Please follow all traffic direction provided and utilize alternative routes if possible. For more information, call Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.

Hovander Road Closed at Scout Place: Monday, October 5, 2020, with reopening date to be determined (Check website for updates)

10/15/2020 – Hovander Road has been reopened!

Hovander Road Closed at Scout Place: Monday, October 5, 2020, with reopening date to be determined (Check here for updates)

Hovander Road, between Main Street and LaBounty Drive

Drivers should expect to utilize alternative routes as Hovander Road, between Main Street and LaBounty Drive, will be closed to thru traffic from Monday, October 5th starting at 7:00 AM until further notice. Homes and businesses located north of Scout Place will need to access from Main Street. For those with driveways south of Scout, residents will have access from Smith Road. Traffic will be detoured via LaBounty Drive in both directions as crews block all lanes of Hovander immediately south of Scout Place. This work is in association with the Nordic to Scout Water Main Extension Project, and the road will remain closed during nonworking hours.

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

Check back here for the most current information regarding the closure of Hovander Road.

Invitation to Bid – Complete Streets Project



City of Ferndale Project No. ST2019-02

TIB Project No. C-W-985(001)-1

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by CITY OF FERNDALE that electronic .pdf copies of bid proposals will be received by the City of Ferndale via email to until October 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The opening and reading of the bids will then be live-streamed via Microsoft Teams for the Complete Streets Project. Live stream information can be found on the City of Ferndale’s project website at  Hard copies matching the electronically delivered bid proposals must be received at Ferndale City Hall by arranging to drop off via email at or via US mail attn: Ferndale Public Works Department, Complete Streets Project Bid, PO Box 936, Ferndale, Washington, 98248, (360) 384-4006, no later than October 14, 2020 at 5 pm.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This Contact provides for ADA improvements at the intersections of 1st Ave./Alder St.; 2nd Ave./Alder St.; 3rd Ave./Alder St.; ADA improvements and the installation of rectangular rapid flash beacons (RRFB) at the intersections of Thornton St./Maureen Dr.; and Vista Dr./Seamount Dr.  Work will include removal of existing ramps, storm drain modifications, installation of ADA ramps, installation of RRFB, and other work in accordance with the attached Contract Plans, these Contract Provisions, and the Standard Specifications.

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 electronically from the Ferndale Public Works Department, via download on the City of Ferndale website at  If you download the bid documents, you are required to contact the City via email at to be added to the plan holders’ list.

Pre-Bid Conference

Due to the nature of the project, the Contracting Agency will hold one pre-bid conference for all proposal holders for this project.  Subcontractors or other plan holders are encouraged to attend.

Those prospective bidders may attend a pre-bid conference with the Project Engineer.  The meeting will start on October 1, 2020, at 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams.  Live stream information can be found on the City of Ferndale’s project website at  Bidders wishing to attend shall request a meeting invite.  See City webpage for additional information.  Attendance at this Pre-Bid Conference is not mandatory

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

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