Traffic Section, Pavement Management
Public Works Engineering Division Traffic Pavement Management
preserves and maintains the paved road system by providing periodic
of pavement condition and analysis of pavement life cycles to
assess overall system performance and costs. This will determine
the alternative strategies and costs necessary to prevent significant
road deterioration. A related function is the maintenance of
the county road log, used to compute estimated road replacement
costs and estimated annual maintenance costs for fuel tax allocation.
The priority array: analysis and compilation of roadway data (geometric,
structural, traffic and collision data) then prioritized to use
in developing the annual and six year transportation improvement
programs, provides assistance for the development of the six-year
Transportation Improvement Program.
This service assists Whatcom County Public Works Maintenance
& Operations Division with their yearly road maintenance program.
This section of Public Works is also in contact with the statewide
County Road Administration Board who assists with the funding
- Visual surveys of county arterials
- Road log updating and maintenance
- Priority array
- Traffic accidents record keeping and review
- Citizen, taxpayer, legal inquiries concerning county road
- Funding applications