FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||June 3, 2013
||Bob Southwick, Project Manager
Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Division
Kitsap County construction season underway
Projects at Steele Creek and Ricky
Court begin in June
(Port Orchard, WA) – The summer construction season is
underway in Kitsap County with several stormwater projects beginning in
June. A new regional stormwater pond is planned in Central Kitsap at
NE Gluds Pond Street, between Brownsville Highway and Waaga Way
(State Route 303).
The Steele Creek project begins in June and is expected to be completed by
September. The bid was awarded to Primo Construction, Inc. of Sequim. The
total project cost is $891,646 and is funded by Kitsap County Surface and
“Expanding the existing stormwater pond will improve the management of
runoff in the area,” says Bob Southwick, Kitsap County Project Manager,
“This allows stormwater pollutants to settle out, and will result in cleaner
water flowing downstream to Steele Creek .” The project upgrades the
existing pond and add a new, larger regional pond adding storage capacity
and providing additional treatment to runoff in the area. "This project will
reduce local flooding and improve water quality to Steele Creek," added
The project has little impact on traffic though nearby residents may
experience some dust and noise during construction periods.
Another project on Ricky Court in South Kitsap continues
the long-term storm system retrofit program. The project area for this storm
drainage system upgrade is on Ricky Court from Polk Ave. to Van Buren St.
The project replaces 1,500 feet of storm pipe and installs 14 catch basin
structures. Additionally, the Van Buren stormwater pond will be retrofitted
to improve water quality, and pavement maintenance will take place. A
previous drainage study in the area identified this project as a priority to
reduce local flooding and improve water quality downstream to Beaver Creek.
The bid was awarded to Sound Excavation, Inc. of Bremerton. The total
project cost is $392,469 and is funded by Kitsap County Surface and
Motorists can expect periodic one lane closures assisted by flaggers. Access
to driveways will be maintained throughout the project, however homeowners
can anticipate short waits, dust and noise during construction periods.
“This project continues the County’s commitment to stormwater improvements,”
said Southwick. “These local projects to upgrade aging infrastructure
improve water quality on a far larger scale," he added.
Construction is also slated to begin in June in Suquamish on Division Avenue
and on Mullenix Road at Bethel Road. More projects are scheduled in July and
The County maintains construction information at
http://www.kitsapgov.com/pw/roadwork.htm. Sign up for e-mail or text
notification through the Kitsap Electronic Notification System
here. Select the “Road Report” in the topics section.
Surface and Stormwater Management Program
The Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management (SSWM)
Program protects people, property and natural resources by reducing flooding
and stormwater runoff, conserving groundwater, restoring fish habitat, and
preventing stormwater pollution. For more information about the Surface and
Stormwater Management Program, visit
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