How are county road projects funded?
County road projects are principally funded by local funds generated via road taxes. However, the use of local county funds can be diminished by supplemental funds from a variety of sources. These supplemental funds are received by applying and completing a Whatcom County project with other counties’ and cities’ projects. A few of the various funding sources are federal bridge replacement funds, federal road project funds, state transportation improvement board funds, state rural arterial preservation funds and federal hazard elimination funds.

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1. What is one-call utility locate service?
2. There are paint marks / flags on, or near, my property. What do they mean?
3. Why is the county surveying at this location?
4. What are the standards (i.e., width, slope, surfacing) for my driveway / private road?
5. What size of easement is needed for a new development?
6. What is a “paved apron”?
7. Do I need a culvert?
8. What size of culvert do I need?
9. What type of road do I have to construct?
10. What type of permit / approval do I need?
11. What information is needed when the Engineering Division reviews my application?
12. Why do I need to complete a Preliminary Stormwater Proposal?
13. What is percent grade?
14. What is sight distance?
15. Can I bond for the improvements?
16. How are county road projects funded?
17. How can I make comments on the 1 year and 6 year road programs?
18. How can I request that a roadway be improved?