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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: October 1, 2015
Contact: Christine DeGeus, Project Manager
360.337.5777 or
No: 2015-105

High Friction Surface Treatment pilot project begins October 5

(Port Orchard, WA) -  Kitsap County’s Department of Public Works is beginning a pilot project to install High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) at seven curve locations throughout the county. Work on the project begins October 5.

HFST is an emerging technology that can reduce crashes by increasing pavement friction and helps motorists maintain better control in dry and wet conditions.

The seven identified locations were determined based on their collision history. They include:

  • Hood Canal Drive NE in the hairpin curve north of NE Bridge View Place

  • Hood Canal Drive NE at NE Cliffside Road

  • NE Barber Cut Off Road near Tuckerman Avenue

  • Baby Doll Road at E. Collins Road

  • North Street SE near Long Lake Road SE

  • NE Riddell Road at Perry Avenue NE

  • Central Valley Road NW at NE Anna Road

The project begins October 5.The application of the new technology is weather dependent and requires completely dry pavement. Any precipitation delays the application. With dry conditions, the project should take two weeks to complete. The project is being conducted by DeAngelo Brothers, LLC, out of Ontario. CA.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in the immediate vicinity of the work. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work area. Short delays of 5-10 minutes can be expected near the work, but immediate access for emergency vehicles is maintained at all times. Crews will ensure local residents can access their driveways in the work area.

To view a map of each of the pilot locations and to learn more about High Friction Surface Treatment, click here (

The County will collect data from the pilot program for three years. If the data indicates the HFST improves safety, additional application areas will be considered.

For additional project information, contact Christine DeGeus, Project Manager at 360.337.5777 or email

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Last Updated: 
October 01, 2015