County public works schedules open house on Portal Way signalization project

Published on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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This post is being republished today as a friendly reminder of tonight's open house. -JS

Whatcom County Public Works is planning to upgrade the four-way stop at Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way to a stoplight and has organized an open house to tell the community about it.

County public works staff are currently in the design phase of the signalization project, which will install traffic signals, crosswalks and drainage improvements to the Birch Bay-Lynden Road/Portal Way intersection. They expect to begin construction on the estimated $3.5 million project next spring.

In an attempt to gather public input on the project, public works staff will hold an open house starting at 6:30 tonight, Wednesday, February 29, at the Blaine public library. The engineer and engineering manager for the project will give a brief presentation on the project’s status and will then be available to field individual questions from the audience.

Click here for a PDF of the project status document. For more information on the open house or the project, contact project engineer Kevin Thompson or engineering manager Jim Karcher at 360-715-7450.

The Blaine public library is located at 610 3rd Street.


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