Birch Bay Drive repaving to start after Fourth of July


Whatcom County public works crews will repave Birch Bay Drive this summer with work starting in July.

Plans for the Birch Bay Drive Pavement Rehabilitation project include grinding and repaving 2.25 miles of Birch Bay Drive from Jackson Road to Alderson Road, Lora Lane to Shintaffer Road and the section of Harborview Road from Birch Bay Drive to Birch Bay-Lynden Road. Crews will also replace and construct sidewalks, Americans with Disabilities Act ramps and rapid flashing beacons at crosswalks. 

Construction work will start July 10 and finish in October, according to public works.

Drivers and pedestrians should expect short, single-lane closures during the day while crews work on utility holes, sidewalks, pedestrian curb ramps and driveway entrances. All grinding and paving operations will occur at night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning, and include longer single-lane road closures.

Each road section will be repaved by the weekend, according to public works.

More information and project updates can be found on the county's website


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