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.

A portion of NE West Kingston Road closed April 17, 2017 to begin bridge construction.

NEW: UPDATED CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION DATE MARCH 2018

West Kingston Road to remain closed until March 2018 due to construction delays.

The completion of the West Kingston bridge project is delayed until March 2018. The road will remain closed until construction is complete.

The delay is due to numerous issues and challenges, including encountering old buried wooden pilings and associated contaminated material, a revised sanitary sewer design, and labor and materials shortages, which
disrupted the construction schedule. The onset of the winter weather months will also add to the delay as final work on the project, such as paving, depends on fair weather.

Kitsap County and the contractor, Redside Construction, recognize the inconvenience this delay may cause and are working closely together to assure the project moves forward to completion in March.


Click here to view full press release

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 will close NE West Kingston Road part of this project. The road is expected to close from April 2017 through March 2018for 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

Project Benefits

  • Environmental Retrofit
  • Fish-Passage Barrier Replacement

Funding

Project Cost
$2,972,000
Funded By
U.S. Navy$2,975,000

 

Contact Information

Project Contact
Education and Outreach