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Engineering Services
5280 Northwest Drive
Suite C
Bellingham, WA 98226
Map
(360) 676-6730
Fax: (360) 676-6558

Design & Construction and
Bridge & Hydraulic
322 N Commercial St
Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 715-7450
Fax: (360) 715-7451



 
Engineering

Engineering Administration

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Whatcom County has 2,180 square mile area by administering the management of 974 county road miles and 151 county bridges.  Engineering responds to requests from several of the small towns and cities within the Whatcom County area.

The Administration section of Engineering also processes Road Vacations.  Whatcom County Council approves or denies vacations and abandonments.  This process allows landowners the opportunity to remove unused portions of county road right-of-way from the county's infrastructure and return it to private property.

Road Closures provide the opportunity to repair county roads by either the county road crew or a private contractor.  By closing a roadway, the construction process can proceed smoothly, with the least amount of interruption, and provide the most safety to the public.  Road Restrictions are in place to provide this same protection to the public by forbidding overweight vehicles passage on roadways that are under stress from the weather.  Heavy truck traffic can damage roadways.

Engineering Administration prepares, updates, and submits the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to the Washington Department of Transportation.  This program provides the public with an overview of where the county is going with their road program, what the long-range road improvement plan is, and how spending of their tax dollars occurs.

Administration's records and maps provide information about survey monumentation, Records and mapsright-of-way widths, road packets and deeds, short plats, long plats, binding site plans, records of survey,

Design/Construction, Development standards, and Traffic sections.