In Chapter 2 of Getting You There below we talk about the cost of operating and maintaining our road system. Learn more online about the cost of providing those services. (below)
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 2-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."
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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Snow and Ice Control = ~$70.00/hour for one employee in a plow truck during a regular 8-hour shift. The $70.00/hour cost does not include materials.
Planning makes plowing efficient
Cleaning up after the storm costs money too!
Examples of cost of materials:
"Snowmageddon" Last February Kitsap County received over 20 inches of snow in 4 days. Here are the numbers:
Down Stop Sign or Yield Sign
What to do when you see a downed stop or yield sign?
What if it is a warning, regulatory or destination sign?
Call Kitsap 1: 360.337.5777 or go to kitsap1.com and fill out the SeeClickFix form.
Learn more about Road Signs
About Chip Seal
Visit Commisioner's Corner for a video of Commissioner Gelder's visit to an active project site and learn about the chip seal and paving process.
The purpose of guardrail is to protect errant motorists from running into something less forgiving than the guardrail such as trees, utility poles and steep slopes. There are specific federal guidelines on where to place guardrails based on speeds, traffic volumes, and hazardous obsturctions.
Guardrail is comprised of the rail and crash worthy treatments on both ends. The end treatments are designed to absorb vehicle energy and to redirect rail away from the vehicle as it is encountered.
What is Salt Brine and why is it used?
Pot Hole Repair = $72 per pothole (materials, labor & equipment)
To learn more, go to http://Kcowa.us/RoadMaint
Paving = $110,000 per mile (includes any subsurface deficiencies needing repair prior to resurfacing the road)
To learn more, go to http://kcowa.us/RoadMaint
Grinding and Patching:
Raised Pavement Markers:
Speed Radar Signs
Whenever a big storm strikes, Public Works is ready to respond. Crews
respond 24/7, 365 days per year to whatever nature brings our way. Crews clear roads and
ensure County utility operates through the storm, and after the storm is over.
Port Orchard tornado response in 2019 (photo above). Here's some of the numbers:
To report a downed tree call Kitsap 1: 360.337.5777 (during business hours) or go to kitsap1.com and fill out the SeeClickFix form.