SR 548 - Kickerville Rd - Intersection Improvements


February 2018

  • This year, WSDOT contractor crews will construct a roundabout at the intersection of SR 548/Grandview Road and Kickerville Road near Ferndale.
  • Advertisement for this project begins on Monday, Jan. 29.
  • Travelers can sign up for email updates on this and other Whatcom County construction projects.

WSDOT crews will build a roundabout at the intersection of SR 548/Grandview Road and Kickerville Road to improve safety, reduce the severity of crashes and keep traffic moving.

Why is WSDOT building a roundabout?

A roundabout will improve safety at this well-traveled intersection by eliminating conflict points that are present at stop sign and light controlled intersections. While vehicles will need to slow down to navigate the roundabout, the waits will be less than when queuing behind signs or lights.

What are the benefits of a roundabout?

  • It reduces delay and improve traffic flow.
  • It is less expensive to operate than a traffic signal.
  • It is not affected by power outages.

What should travelers expect during construction?
Travelers should expect lane closures and delays during construction of this roundabout. Most work can happen during any type of weather so once construction begins, the work should move quickly. Specific closure information will be updated online each Friday for the following week.

The End Result
This project will:

  • Increase safety for all travelers by lowering the risk of collisions.
  • Shrink delay times through this area therefore reducing air quality impacts and fuel consumption.
  • Provide a safe, smooth transition area between the heavily traveled SR 548/Grandview Road and the lower volume county road.

Project Benefits
Building this roundabout will allow all traffic to navigate this intersection safely and efficiently.

What is the project timeline?

  • Winter 2017: Advertise project for competitive bidding.
  • Winter 2018: Award contract to a contractor.
  • Spring 2018: Construction begins.
  • Fall 2018: Construction complete.


Financial Data for PIN 154813B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $1,463
CWA $0
Total $1,463


How can I get more information?

Andrea E. Petrich
Public Information Officer

Gabe Ng
Project Engineer