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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: January 28, 2015
Contact: Kristina B. Nelson, Senior Program Manager - Engineering Kitsap County

Thomas M, Brobst,
Puget Sound Energy
Municipal Liason Manager
No: 2015-006

Installation of Transmission Poles to Close Bucklin Hill Road Feb. 9 until Feb. 13

(Port Orchard, WA) - Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will be closing Bucklin Hill Road NW (between Blaine Avenue NW and Levin Road NW) to vehicular traffic at 9 am on Monday, February 9. The road will remain closed to all traffic through Friday, February 13.

PSE is installing two power transmission poles in preparation for the Bucklin Hill Bridge construction project. The temporary road closure, between Blaine Avenue and Levin Road, may impact some local businesses and residents. The new transmission poles are necessary for the construction of the Bucklin Hill Bridge, which begins this summer. The work will not involve power outages or service interruption to PSE customers.

Detour routes will be set up around the work area. Motorists can expect delays and are advised to use an alternate route if possible. The sidewalk on the north side of NW Bucklin Hill Road remains open for the duration of the work.

This temporary road closure is an opportunity for motorists to scout alternate routes in preparation for the year-long Bucklin Hill Bridge project road closure. That project begins this summer. Bucklin Hill Road closes July 1, 2015 and will remain closed for at least a year.

The bridge project replaces two existing culverts with a four-lane 240-foot bridge span. The bridge project improves traffic flow and capacity, enhances Clear Creek estuary, and increases fish passage to Clear Creek.

For more information about the Bucklin Hill Bridge project go to





Last Updated:  January 28, 2015