County to host meetings on funding, future of county road system

Kitsap County Public Works will present information about the county’s road system at a series of upcoming public meetings.

Jon Brand, Kitsap County public works engineer and assistant director, will provide a brief history of how the road system developed, describe the scope of services provided and explain how roads are funded.

He’ll also talk about plans to meet the challenges of future cost and funding trends.

“Our current road system is a result of forward-thinking, dedicated work and a healthy revenue stream,” Brand said.

“Maintaining the current level of service requires an investment in the system for the immediate future as well as for future generations.”

A list of times, dates and locations of the public meetings is below:

  • Manchester Citizens Advisory Committee at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Manchester Library, 807 E Main St.
  • Central Kitsap Community Council at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Rd.
  • Suquamish Citizens Advisory Committee at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5 at Suquamish Elementary School, 18950 Park Ave. NE
  • Kingston Open Public Meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Rd. NE

Kitsap County Public Works also created a story map, “Getting You There,” exploring the history of the county road system, from the first Kitsap County road that ran from Port Gamble to Agate Pass near Port Madison on Bainbridge Island to the 915 miles that the county maintains today. The story also explains the work and costs associated with preserving, maintaining and improving the system.

People can see the map, contribute photos or submit comments at kcowa.us/gettingyouthere.

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