Weekly Update: Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project

Now through Oct. 26: The contractor begins the installation of a new water main starting mid-week of next week. The work begins at the south end of the project and moves toward the north. A second crew will continue sewer upgrades along Silverdale Way from Carlton Street heading north.

No work is scheduled on Oct. 21.

All businesses are open during construction, but expect traffic delays of up to 15-20 minutes. Help keep traffic moving by planning ahead and scouting an alternate route to your destination.

Traffic impacts:

• Carlton Street between Pacific Avenue and Silverdale Way will close during daytime work hours for the sewer upgrades. Carlton Street will reopen during evening and non-work hours.

• The shoulder will be closed and there will be one-way alternating traffic on Silverdale Way during the stormwater system work, from Byron Street and extending to the north. Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zones. Traffic delays are expected.

• The Silverdale Way center turn lane will close from Lowell Road to Anderson Hill Road to accommodate northbound traffic, which will be reduced to one lane. The closure will continue through the week.

About the project: Work being done on this segment of Silverdale Way, from NW Byron Street to NW Anderson Hill Road, is phase two of the total project. Construction began Aug. 7.

The project will:

• Widen the roadway to five lanes.

• Provide 5-foot bike lanes, 6-foot planter areas, and 8-foot sidewalks.

• Install new street lighting through the project area and a new traffic signal at NW Byron Street and Silverdale Way NW.

• Upgrade the existing storm system in Silverdale Way NW and conveyance improvements in Pacific Ave NW and NW Byron Street, providing stormwater treatment for an approximately 43-acre drainage basin.

Project cost: $11.1 million, funded by Kitsap County Public Works ($6.8 million), federal Surface Transportation Program ($2.4 million), Silverdale Water ($1.25 million), other utilities ($643,441).

Source: Kitsap County Public Works Department