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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: March 18, 2016
Contact: Dick Dadisman, Project Manager
360.337.5777 or ddadisman@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2016-026

Road improvements planned at McWilliams and Old Military intersection
Improvements designed to alleviate congestion, improve operational efficiency and increase safety

(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County’s Department of Public Works begins road improvements at the intersection of NE McWilliams Road and Old Military Road NE beginning the first week of April. The safety improvement project extends from the Pine Road NE intersection to approximately 300 feet beyond the Old Military Road NE intersection. The project constructs intersection and channelization improvements designed to alleviate congestion and to improve operational efficiency.
 
The project also constructs a left turn lane on eastbound NE McWilliams Road at the intersection with Old Military Road NE and widens the roadway to increase bicycle safety. Sidewalks and handicap ramps for improved pedestrian safety are part of the project. New stormwater conveyance systems and treatment facilities are also included to improve water quality and quantity of roadway runoff.
 
Traffic studies indicate a high number of rear-end collisions involving vehicles stopped at McWilliams Road while waiting for an opportunity to turn left onto Old Military Rd NE. Installing a left-turn lane on the eastbound McWilliams Road approach will reduce the frequency and severity of vehicle crashes.

One lane of traffic will be maintained in the work zone throughout the project. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work area and will minimize traffic delays to the maximum extent possible. Immediate access for emergency vehicles is maintained at all times, and crews will maintain entry to driveways. The project begins early April and is expected to be complete by August 2016. The work is being done by BPCI Earthworks, LLC from Puyallup, WA.

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Last Updated:  March 18, 2016