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Public Input Requested for 6-year Transportation Improvement Plan

Stock photo: Discover Ferndale
traffic jam during bridge inspection 2015
Photo: Discover Ferndale

Ferndale City Council will hold a public hearing to prioritize projects on the proposed 2016 – 2021 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which prioritizes street projects within the City of Ferndale.

Projects included in the 6-Year TIP are sent to the Washington State Department of Transportation in consideration for funding through their Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Recently, funds were provided via the STIP program to the City for the recently completed Church Road improvements project from Main Street to Heather Drive.

The list of projects on the 2016-2021 6-Year TIP are (in no particular order):

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2014 6-year Transportation Improvement Plan (adopted June 2015)

    • Pavement Rehabilitation- City wide
      Projects: Main Street from I-5 to 3rd, Main Street from I-5 to Barrett, 3rd Avenue from Alder to Main, Washington Street from 2nd to Vista and Portal Way from Enterprise to northern City Limits
    • Miscellaneous Traffic Control & Signalization – City wide
      Main Street traffic planning
    • Legoe Avenue- Washington Street to Ferndale Terrace
      Reconstruct and widen to meet City standards
    • Ferndale Terrace Improvement Project- Vista Drive to Hendrickson
      Reconstruct and widen to meet City standards
    • Douglas Road- Imhof Road to South Church Road
      Reconstruct and widen to meet City standards
    • Sidewalk Program – Repair/Replacement/New- City wide
    • Thornton Road- Church Road to Maureen Drive
      North side of road, 8′ widening and curb, gutter, sidewalk and storm drains
    • Thornton Road- Vista Drive to Malloy Avenue
      Add curb, gutter, sidewalks and bike lanes
    • Washington Street & Vista Intersection Improvements
    • Thornton Railroad Overcrossing w/Connector to Second Avenue Roundabout
    • Portal Way Sidewalk Design & Scoping
    • Washington Street- Second Avenue to Vista Drive
    • Washington Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Improvements
      2nd Avenue to Vista
    • Portal Way Pedestrian & Bike Project
    • Main Street – Barrett Road to east City Limits
      Reconstruct and widen to meet City standards
    • Church Road and Thornton Road Intersection
      Dig out and repave to repair failing surface and install sidewalk ramps on all intersection corners


The above are the only projects to be prioritized during the public hearing.

Testimony at the public hearing can be submitted in written form if you would rather not speak.

The public hearing will take place during the regular City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, August 17th at 6pm.


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