Getting You There




It's an incredible journey from the first Kitsap County road that ran from Port Gamble to Agate Pass near Port Madison on Bainbridge Island to the 915 miles that Kitsap County maintains today.  Kitsap County Public Works has been getting you there since 1857.

This 3-chapter story map helps explain our past, our commitment to preserving our existing road system, and how we plan to meet the challenges of ensuring mobility into the future.

To select a chapter: click on story map below. In the upper right corner select "History" to view chapter 1. To skip to chapter 2 select, "What We Do."  Chapter 3 is coming soon.


Getting You There”the Foundation, Funding and Future of the County Road System

Kitsap County Public Works is presenting information about the County’s road system at a series of upcoming public meetings. Jon Brand, Kitsap County Engineer and Assistant Director for Public Works is providing a brief history of how our road system developed, describing the scope of services provided, and explaining how roads are funded. He’ll also talk about plans to meet the challenges of future cost and funding trends.

"Our current road system is a result of forward thinking, dedicated work, and a healthy revenue stream,” said Brand. “Maintaining the current level of service requires an investment in the system for the immediate future as well as for future generations.”Please join us at one of the following public meetings and be part of the conversation.

Manchester Citizens Advisory Committee
Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Manchester Library, 807 E Main Street

Central Kitsap Community Council
Wednesday, September 4 at 5 p.m.
Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road

Suquamish Citizens Advisory Committee
Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m.
Suquamish Elementary School, 18950 Park Avenue NE

Kingston Open Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 1 at 6 p.m.
Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE

You can stay informed about this project by signing up for text or email notifications. Each time we add to the story you’ll be notified. Go to kcowa.us/gytsu.

Do you have a historical or interesting picture of the County’s road system? In the first section of the map we were fortunate to find some good pictures from the past. We’d like to share pictures you might have! If you have an interesting or historical photo you’d like to share, please upload it below. Provide as much information as you can about the photo and include your name.

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