Weekly Update: Silverdale Way Road Improvement Project

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).

This week: According to the county Public Works Department, the contractor continues to work on the storm system on Silverdale Way, from Byron Street and extending north. A second crew began work on the storm system on Silverdale Way just south of Anderson Hill Road and will likely begin the sanitary sewer upgrades in Carlton Street as well.

All businesses are open during construction but delays are expected. Plan ahead.

Carlton Street (between Pacific Avenue and Silverdale Way) will close during daytime work hours for the sanitary sewer upgrades. The work is expected to take three weeks. Carlton Street will reopen during the evening and non-work hours.

Shoulder closure and one-way alternating traffic on Silverdale Way for the storm 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.

Source: Kitsap County Public Works Department