Lummi Nation wants to improve transportation just south of Ferndale, but the City of Ferndale is having no part of it.
Lummi seeks better traffic flow and improved safety to the Slater Road interchange on Interstate 5 near Ferndale, building upon changes approved by the Washington State Dept. of Transportation and Whatcom County in 2014. Those earlier changes included the elimination of a traffic light at Slater and their replacement by three compact roundabouts. Slater Road is a gateway to tribal properties and also serves a corridor to industries at Cherry Point, as well as a freeway exit point for the City of Ferndale. […]