The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)

The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)

Here’s what you can expect this week

SILVERDALE — Crews will take advantage of good weather forecasted this week (partly sunny, temperatures in the 40s, and only a slight chance of showers) to continue the following work on the Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project.

  • Constructing retaining wall (west side).
  • Installing curb and gutter (east side) north of Byron Street.
  • Removing trees (east side) south of Byron Street
  • Installing street light bases north of Lowell Street.

In addition, crews will complete the water service connections to the new water main. This requires water service be suspended 5-9 a.m. Feb. 9 on Byron Street between Silverdale Way and Pacific Avenue.

Next week, the contractor anticipates pouring the panels for the sidewalks on the east side of Silverdale Way north of Byron Street — weather permitting.

No work is scheduled on Feb. 10.

All businesses in Old Town Silverdale are open during construction. Plan ahead and scout an alternate route to your destination.

Alternating one-lane traffic will occur on Silverdale Way through the project area for the wall construction, setting the light bases, and installing curb and gutter; and on Byron Street for the water service work.

The southbound shoulder on Silverdale Way (from Lowell Street to Byron Street) remains closed for the wall construction.

Scheduled to be completed by year-end

The Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project, from NW Byron Street to NW Anderson Hill Road, began on Aug. 7. This project is the second phase of a project to improve capacity and safety from State Route 3 to NW Anderson Hill Road.

This phase will result in five lanes on Silverdale Way from Byron Street to Anderson Hill Road; five-foot bike lanes, six-foot planter areas, and eight-foot sidewalks; new street lighting through the project area and a new traffic signal at Byron Street and Silverdale Way;and an upgraded stormwater system that will convey and treat water from a 43-acre drainage basin.

The project is budgeted at $11.1 million. Funding agencies are Kitsap County Public Works, $6.8 million; federal Surface Transportation Program, $2.4 million; Silverdale Water, $1.25 million; and other utilities, $643,441.

To learn more about the project, or to sign up for weekly updates, go to http://bit.ly/SilvWayProject.

The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)

The county Public Works Department and the Government Affairs Committee have been working to spread the word about alternate routes to and from Old Town Silverdale. (Visit Kitsap)

Because of recent rains, crews encounter muddy conditions in the joint utility trench that is being installed as part of the Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project. (Kitsap County Public Works)

Because of recent rains, crews encounter muddy conditions in the joint utility trench that is being installed as part of the Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project. (Kitsap County Public Works)

Because of recent rains, crews encounter muddy conditions in the joint utility trench that is being installed as part of the Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project. (Kitsap County Public Works)

Because of recent rains, crews encounter muddy conditions in the joint utility trench that is being installed as part of the Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project. (Kitsap County Public Works)

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