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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: June 24, 2015
Contact: Tina Nelson, Senior Program Manager
Phone: 360.337.5777 or
No: NR15-065

Bucklin Hill Road closes July 1

(Silverdale, WA)   Bucklin Hill Road, between Blaine Avenue NW and Mickelberry Road NW, closes to pedestrian and vehicular traffic July 1. The road remains closed until the completion of the Bucklin Hill Bridge project in Silverdale scheduled for August 2016. Now is the time to “Scout Your Route” around the construction zone to reduce congestion.

The project replaces two existing culverts with a 240-foot bridge span across the Clear Creek estuary and expands the existing roadway to four lanes. Replacing the twin culverts with the designed bridge span provides several benefits. The work increases vehicular capacity, improves safety for pedestrians and bicyclists – with new 5’ bike lanes and 6’ walkways – and helps restore the Clear Creek estuary to its natural state.

Additionally, the project includes two pedestrian overlooks at the east end of the bridge for public viewing of Dyes Inlet and Clear Creek. The north facing overlook houses an educational kiosk where visitors can learn about the Clear Creek trail system, the salmon life cycle, and upcoming community events.

“I am excited to finally see this project happen”, said Tina Nelson, Project Manager. “Traffic will be a challenge in Silverdale, but it will bring us real improvements when the project is completed next fall”. She continues, “Please help us all out by “Scouting Your Route” to your favorite business, restaurant, or appointment in Silverdale. We appreciate your help and ask for your patience during the construction!”

To learn more about the Bucklin Hill Bridge Project, to sign up for updates, and to find details on alternate routes bypassing the construction site, go to You can also sign up for project updates delivered by email or text message at the site. To stay informed on all County road work subscribe to the Road Report at


Last Updated:  June 24, 2015