Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays (Weather Permitting): Monday, September 09, 2019 to Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Riverside Drive, near the Main Street Intersection

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Riverside Drive, near the Main Street intersection from Monday, September 09, 2019 to Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

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

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Douglas Road, between Imhoff Road and S Church Road

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternative routes as Douglas Road between Imhoff Road and S Church Road will be closed to thru traffic from Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Saturday, September 7, 2019, between the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Imhoff Road to Ulrich Road to Johnston Road to S Church Road to Douglas Road. Northbound traffic will be detoured via S Church Road to Johnston Road to Ulrich Road to Imhoff Road to Douglas Road. 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.

First Avenue Pedestrian Improvement Project

Work is scheduled to begin tomorrow today, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street, Ferndale.  Work is being done as part of the City’s First Avenue Pedestrian project.  This pedestrian safety project will include reconfiguration of the intersection to eliminate the crosswalk on Main Street east of First Avenue, removal of the traffic signal poles and cabinet, plus new striping at the intersection.  Crews from Sail Electric, Inc. are scheduled to remove the signal poles Tuesday morning, starting at approximately 8am.  The Ferndale Police Department will be on hand to stop traffic as necessary so the overhead cross arms can be removed safely.  Drivers are encouraged to drive with care and caution or utilize alternate routes during this tomorrow’s work.  After the initial signal pole removal, the contractor will shift traffic around the work zone, and no lane closures are currently expected. 

It’s estimated that the project will have a duration of up to three weeks.  The Contractor will be utilizing a 4-10 schedule and plans to work between the hours of 7am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.

Puget Sound Energy will supply and install a new pedestrian-activated flashing crosswalk beacon later at this intersection once the equipment is ready for installation.  The City will provide additional information regarding the schedule for this work when it becomes available.

For more information on this project, please go to our website at https://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/firstavepedestrianproject/ or contact the Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Updated Road Striping Schedule

The City of Ferndale and the Whatcom County Public Works Department have rescheduled road striping for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Starting at 6:00AM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, crews will be striping fog and centerline stripes on Ferndale roadways in the area generally southeast of downtown.  Those streets include, but are not limited to, Smith Road, Pacific Highway, LaBounty Drive, Slater Road and Hovander Road.

Crews will return at 6:00AM on Thursday, August 29, 2019, to paint Main Street and roadways north of Main Street.  It’s anticipated that the work on Main Street will occur between the hours of 6:00AM and 10:00AM, and parking will be prohibited on Main Street while the work is scheduled.  No parking signs will be placed on Main Street to warn drivers of the parking restrictions.

As always, work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled if affected by adverse conditions.  For more information, please feel free to contact Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.

Ferndale Paint Striping – August 23rd

Ferndale partners with the Whatcom County Public Works Department for paint striping.  Due to the unforeseen and sudden change in today’s weather, some of the work started this morning was adversely affected.  Crews suspended painting activities and have taken necessary steps to perform containment and cleanup actions where paint lines were not yet cured and were impacted by the rain.  Those streets include Main Street, Douglas Road, Hendrickson Avenue and Ferndale Road. 

If you notice paint on your vehicle, the City recommends washing it off as soon as possible.   The paint used is water based and any tracked paint can be cleaned off vehicles using a standard automotive soap and water. 

County crews were scheduled to restripe City streets today and tomorrow, but has been called off due to an unexpected rain event.  Striping work may continue tomorrow as planned, but is weather dependent.  Please feel free to contact Ferndale Public Works for additional information at (360) 384-4006.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, August 16, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, August 16, 2019, 7am to 7pm

LaBounty Drive, between Nordic Way and West Smith Road

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on LaBounty Drive, between Nordic Way and West Smith Road on Friday, August, 16, 2019 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

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

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, August 2, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, August 2, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Fourth Avenue, between Main Street and Vista Drive

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Fourth Avenue, between Main Street and Vista Drive, on Friday, August 2, 2019 between 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.

Repairing and Strengthening the Levee

During a recent inspection of the Nooksack River levee that protects our town, Public Works staff identified locations that had been eroded by the river. In partnership with the federal and state permitting agencies and with traffic control support from Ferndale Public Works, the United States Army Corps of Engineers repaired and strengthened the eroded section of the levee structure.

The work, conducted in late June and early July, added almost 1,000 cubic yards of rock, stone and topsoil to the levee, restoring the barrier’s ability to repel the highest flood waters. This section of the levee protects the water and wastewater treatment facility that provides Ferndale’s drinking water, as well as the historic Pioneer Park, our downtown core and the Whatcom County Public Utilities District.

“The levee performs the vital function of protecting our community and it is our responsibility to maintain the levee structure,” said Public Works Supervisor Bo Westford.

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