West Kingston Road - Bridge

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Kitsap County's Department of Public Works is replacing the existing 60-inch culvert with a 150-foot 2-span bridge at NE West Kingston Road West as part of an estuary restoration project.

UPDATE: West Kingston Road is open.

The new West Kingston Road Bridge opened Monday, April 30. Some ancillary work remains on the project and may create short delays in the vicinity of that work. All work on the project is expected to be completed by the end of May.

Click here for Kitsap Sun article published March 21, 2017 (by permission of Kitsap Sun)

The NE West Kingston Road crossing at Carpenter Creek has been identified as a partial barrier to fish migration. Under an agreement with the Suquamish Tribe, the Navy is required to provide mitigation for work taking place at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Replacing the existing culvert with a bridge is part of the mitigation. The project is located on NE West Kingston Road approximately 2,000 feet east of Norman Road in North Kitsap.

Kitsap County closed NE West Kingston Road part of this project. The road was closed April 17, 2017 and is scheduled to reopen by April 30, 2018 for the construction of a new bridge. There is no vehicle or pedestrian access during the road closure.

The project will:

  • Replace the existing 60-inch culvert with a 150-foot 2-span bridge.
  • Restore tidal function in Carpenter Creek estuary.
  • Enhance fish migration.
  • Widen the stream channel
  • Close NE West Kingston Road at project site for 9 months during construction.

Use Lindvog Road NE as the suggested detour route:

  • Travel off-peak hours
  • Adjust travel routines
  • Combine trips
  • Carpool

Safety benefits of the project:

  • Wider travel lanes
  • Street illumination
  • 5-foot pedestrian sidewalk (north side)
  • 5-foot bike lane (north side)
  • 6-foot paved shoulder (south side)

Download project poster here

This project is on the 2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) #8

Project Benefits

  • Environmental Retrofit
  • Fish-Passage Barrier Replacement


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