News Flash

Public Works - Northwest Drive and Slater Road Repaving Project

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Northwest Drive and Slater Road Repaving Project Newsletter June 2, 2020

Northwest Drive and Slater Road Repaving
County Road Project Numbers 919003 & 919022

Whatcom County Public Works plans to repave portions of Northwest Drive and Slater Road from July through September 2020. The affected portion of Northwest Drive is from Beaumont Drive to Slater Road. The affected portion of Slater Road is from Northwest Drive to the Pacific Highway. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during this time and can expect delays if using Northwest Drive or Slater Road during this paving operation. 

As part of the project, a culvert replacement will close Northwest Drive between Slater Road and Mahogany Avenue for about three weeks. Detours during the closure will reroute traffic onto Pacific Highway. 

All future project updates to scheduling, key milestones, and community impacts are available on the project website at The best way to stay updated about this project is to subscribe to Notify Me ® on the Whatcom County website using the directions below: 

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to News Flash.
  3. Find the project you would like to subscribe to, which in this case is Public Works - Northwest Drive and Slater Road Repaving Project, and click the envelope icon to receive emails. Click the telephone icon to receive text messages.
  4. You will then receive a confirmation message with instructions to confirm that you would like to opt in to this subscription. 
  • View the letter mailed to residents and businesses adjacent to this project.

Our outreach effort extends to stakeholders and all property owners living adjacent to the project site. We encourage you share this with other interested parties and to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you for your patience during this project.

You can reach us at: 

Whatcom County Public Works Department
322 N. Commercial St., Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225-4042


Andrew Tischleder, Proj Engr 360-778-6224

Doug Burghart, Engr Mngr 360-778-6277

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