<em>Artist rendering of the roundabout.</em>

Artist rendering of the roundabout.

Roundabout, tunnel part of Hwy. 305 plan

The city of Poulsbo approved a construction administration agreement with the state Department of Transportation to construct the Johnson Road/ SR305 roundabout.

The city formed a blended team with WSDOT, which will administer construction at the intersection of Johnson Road and Highway 305, in addition to pedestrian tunnel under the highway.

“They (WSDOT) will be responsible for project management, inspection and documentation review,” said Josh Ranes, Poulsbo’s civil engineer.

The project will cost $18.5 million, with roughly $11 million coming from state and federal grants.

“As we move forward with construction and really move away from the roundabout I think what we are planning on doing is the city will take on an even greater role, and we will hopefully be reducing some of their (WSDOT’s) role as we move up and away from the highway. They (WSDOT) will be involved with the project all the way through and supporting it,” Ranes said.

About four people from Poulsbo will make up the city’s representation of the blended team including Ranes, who will act as construction manager for the city. Diane Lenius will maintain her role as director of engineering, Joe Smith will be one of the inspectors and April Zieman a contract administrator.

More in News

<em>Danielle Brown and Pat show some of the items already donated.</em>			 Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
Warm clothing drive, she knows what it’s like to be homeless

Danielle Brown of Poulsbo knows what it’s like to be homeless and… Continue reading

.
Downtown businesses are bracing for a harrowing holiday season

COVID-19 fear, state-mandated restrictions will likely gouge holiday profits

Rainy Daze is hosting a Pints for Purpose Event Nov. 28 raising money for Fishline's Christmas Child program.
Fundraiser Saturday for Christmas Child Program

Grab a pint and do some good at Rainy Daze Brewing in… Continue reading

.
26th COVID-19 related death confirmed in Kitsap

Community member was older adult (65 or older) with underlying health conditions

.
Man trapped under tractor rescued

A Kingston man appears to have escaped serious injury after becoming trapped… Continue reading

The North Kitsap High School spirit rock was relocated to its new home in the campus commons in an effort to remain central to the school, but also monitor the messaging that goes on the rock. (submitted photo)
Negative messages lead to NKHS ‘Spirit Rock’ being moved

No, the North Kitsap High School “spirit rock” has not been removed,… Continue reading

Most Read