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Mayoral Proclamation for National Public Works Week

Mayoral Proclamation For May 17th, 2021

National Public Works Week

WHEREAS, public works professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities and services that are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities and to the public health, high quality of life and well-being of the people of the City of Ferndale; and,

WHEREAS, these infrastructure, facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, who are responsible for rebuilding, improving and protecting our nation’s transportation, water supply, water treatment and solid waste systems, parks, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential for our citizens; and,

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest for the citizens, civic leaders and children of Ferndale to gain an understanding of the importance of public works and public works programs in their respective communities;

Now, therefore, I, Greg Hansen, Mayor of Ferndale, Washington do hereby proclaim May 16th-22nd, 2021 as National Public Works Week. I urge all community members to participate in activities, events and ceremonies designed to pay tribute to our public works professionals, managers and employees and to recognize the substantial contributions they make to protecting our national health, safety, and quality of life.

IN WITNESS  HEREFOF I have set my hand to this seventeenth day of May, 2021.

Find the #PublicWorksRocks in Ferndale!

We all know that Ferndale ROCKS! But did you know that you could find those rocks? In honor of National Public Works Week, our incredible Public Works Department created these avaunt-garde aggregate art pieces and scattered them throughout the city. If you find one, post a picture on social media with #PublicWorksRocks, because here in Ferndale, we leave no stone unturned and never take you for granite.

Traffic Impacts on Barrett Road at St. Helens Lane: Monday, May 17th and Tuesday, May 18th from 7AM to 7PM.

Drivers should expect delays as Barrett Road at St. Helens Lane will be reduced to one lane from Monday, May 17th to Tuesday, May 18th, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Traffic will alternate using one lane as directed by flaggers. This traffic impact is associated with a private project.

See attached for map of traffic impact area.

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

Traffic Impacts on Malloy Avenue, Between Calico Loop and Willow Court: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 20-22, from 7AM to 5PM

Drivers should expect delays as a portion of Malloy Avenue, between Calico Loop and Willow Court, will be reduced to a single lane on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 20-22, between 7AM and 5PM. Traffic will alternate using one lane as directed by flaggers. This traffic impact is associated with a private project.

See attached map of traffic impact area.

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

Malloy Avenue at Thornton Street to close starting Tuesday, April 6th

Malloy Avenue will be closed to all traffic at Thornton Street starting Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  The intersection of Malloy and Thornton will be closed to north and south bound traffic for a period up to 6 weeks.  During the closure, northbound traffic will be detoured from Malloy Avenue at Seamount Drive and directed onto Vista Drive (truck traffic will be detoured onto Vista Drive at the roundabout).  Southbound traffic will be detoured from Malloy Avenue at Aldergrove Road and onto Vista Drive.  East and westbound traffic on Thornton Street will be flagged through the work area, but will not be permitted to turn onto Malloy Avenue during the closure.  Details are shown on the attached.

This closure is necessary to allow construction crews to complete utility replacement and upgrades for the Thornton Overpass project.  For more information about this project, visit our website at https://www.cityofferndale.org/thorntonoverpass

If you have questions regarding the closure, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006 or public-works@cityofferndale.org

Traffic Impacts on Pioneer Bridge Mon. April 5th

Washington State Department of Transportation will be conducting their annual inspection of Pioneer Bridge (our main bridge over the Nooksack River) Mon. April 5th, starting at 10:00am and should be completed by 3pm.

During this work, traffic will be reduced to alternating, single lane traffic over the bridge. Public Works crew will be directing vehicles through the area.

Drivers are urged to obey all traffic direction and utilize alternate routes if possible, such as Second Avenue/Portal Way or Slater Road. For more information, please contact Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.

2021 Stormwater Management Program Update

The City of Ferndale updates the Stormwater Management Program as a response to specific special conditions within the “Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit” that authorizes the City of Ferndale to discharge stormwater to the waters of the State of Washington.

Per the Permit, this program summary will be updated each year and will be available to the public. Participation and comments are welcome and may be directed to City of Ferndale Stormwater staff  stormwater@cityofferndale.org. The comment period for the 2021 Program update began February 8, 2021 and ended March 8, 2021.

The 2021 Stormwater Managment Program can be found by clicking here or on our “What is Stormwater” page.

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