Whatcom County Council will hold a public hearing at its 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 6 regular meeting for a temporary westbound road closure on Drayton Harbor Road that could last until summer 2024. The closure would require a five-mile detour for westbound drivers.
During the severe storms and king tides in November 2021, a portion of Drayton Harbor Road, west of Shintaffer Road, experienced a block slope failure on the waterside, westbound lane. According to a November 29 press release, Whatcom County Public Works was initially hopeful to complete repairs in 2022, but determined more extensive repairs were needed after additional engineering evaluations.
These repairs will not be completed until summer 2024, the release says.
For safety, public works will establish a one-way traffic pattern on Drayton Harbor Road for eastbound travelers and a signed detour for westbound travelers that will begin around Friday, January 13, 2023, according to the release. The detour is five miles, connecting Harborview Road, Lincoln Road, Semiahmoo Parkway and Drayton Harbor Road, according to the detour map.
Whatcom County Council meetings are being held online and in council chambers, 311 Grand Avenue in Bellingham. For more information on participating, visit the county’s website at bit.ly/3VEQu5w.
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