Lake Flora Road culvert damaged by storm

Closure of road to traffic may be necessary later

A culvert on Lake Flora Road at Coulter Creek (near the park, shown here) was damaged during storms this week. (Kitsap County photo)

A culvert on Lake Flora Road at Coulter Creek (near the park, shown here) was damaged during storms this week. (Kitsap County photo)

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County’s public works department reported Friday that the existing metal arch culvert on Lake Flora Road at Coulter Creek was damaged during recent storms this week.

The aging culvert partially collapsed causing the south half of the road embankment to wash out.

According to the county, public works crews are in the process of stabilizing the road embankment, placing a traffic barrier and installing a temporary traffic signal that will allow alternating traffic through the site. The improvements will allow the passage of vehicles through the site until permanent repairs can be made.

Officials said interim repairs should be completed by Friday afternoon. They said motorists using the road should use extreme caution when driving through the area.

County engineering staff have met on site with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and contacted other resource agencies. The affected reach of Coulter Creek is home to steelhead trout, coho salmon and other resident fish species.

“In all likelihood, the permanent repair will require replacement of the 6-foot-diameter culvert with a structure spanning a 30-foot stream width,” said Doug Bear, Kitsap County spokesman.

“Because the permanent structure will require design, permits and prefabricated elements, it may take several months to initiate the permanent repairs.”

Bear said it also may be necessary to close Lake Flora Road to traffic while permanent repairs are made.

More in News

.
Get ready for some splashin’

McCormick Village Park’s splash pad opens May 28

.
SKSD superintendent responds to Texas school shooting

“Our hearts are heavy as we learn about the tragedy in Texas,” Superintendent Winter wrote to families

.
Modernizing Congress is select committee’s improbable mission

Are legislative bodies irretrievably broken? Kilmer’s committee seeks to repair the damage

Terry Delegeane takes over as Firehouse Theater owner July 1. Courtesy Photo
Kingston’s Firehouse Theater sold to ex-comic book writer, editor

Movie and meal nights, live theater, independent films possible

Dalla Baia co-owners Cecilio Tope (left) and Sandy Kolbeins (right). Tyler Shuey/North Kitsap Herald Photos
Dalla Baia opens in old That’s-A Some-Italian space

Co-owner Sandy Kolbeins also owns The Loft, Valholl Brewing

Aerial shot of the city-owned property on Iverson Street in Poulsbo. Public Works is in the midst of moving its operations from this site to its new location on Viking Avenue. Courtesy Photo
Poulsbo Council discuss options for city-owned property on Iverson

Public Works in process of moving to new site on Viking Ave.

.
No surprises as primary election filing week ends

Two to watch: Races for 26th District’s state Senate and District 3 Kitsap County commissioner

.
Graduating senior receives SK Community Pride Scholarship

Regina Obnial wins the fifth-year scholarship award from South Kitsap Properties

.
Trial is over, the judge to rule on That One Place case

$132,000 is at stake over Port Orchard restaurant’s alleged COVID-19 violations

Most Read