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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: September 14, 2011

Contact: Chris May
Senior Program Manager
360.337.5777 or

Don Schultz
Road Superintendent
360.337.5777 or

No: 2011-067


County completes work on Bahia Vista
Landslide repair and drainage improvement project results in safer driving conditions during inclement weather

(Port Orchard, WA)  Kitsap County Public Works recently completed landslide repair and drainage improvements on Bahia Vista Drive near Illahee State Park. The County's Surface and Stormwater Management (SSWM) and Roads Division worked together to protect properties from chronic landslide and local flooding problems. The work helps protect properties both upland and down the slope of Bahia Vista and result in safer driving conditions, especially during the rainy season.   

The work included:

  • Rerouting drainage from upland properties around steep slopes to reduce landslides

  • Removing unstable trees from steep slopes to reduce landslides

  • Improving the drainage system along Bahia Vista

  • Constructing a retaining wall along Bahia Vista to protect down-slope infrastructure and property

  • Repaving Bahia Vista 

“This project will greatly benefit the residents in the Bahia Vista neighborhood,” says Commissioner Josh Brown.  “During last winter’s storm, trees and mud slid down the hill and damaged property.  The Public Works SSWM and Roads crews worked as a team to fix this problem.”   

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Last Updated: 
May 27, 2014